President Obama Recruits A Handful Of Artists To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 18:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets hip-hop artist Ludacris and other guests during a gathering of criminal actors, hip-hip artists, justice activists, state and local elected officials and community leaders in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium September 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. The leaders gathered for a screening of "Fixing the System," an upcoming special documentary about criminal justice reform.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Recruits A Handful Of Artists To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Chance The Rapper met at the White House recently.

Published April 17, 2016

This past Friday (April 15), President Obama kicked off the weekend by inviting a dozen or so A-list musicians to the White House to talk shop about criminal justice reform, and as a result gave us all the feels.

The administration’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative was the focus of the afternoon. The initiate aims to “address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.”

According to reports, the artists selected to join, including J. Cole, Nicki MinajChance the RapperRick RossCommonPusha TDJ Khaled, Ludacris and Alicia Keys, all were invited because each has “found ways to engage on the issues of criminal justice reform and empower disadvantaged young people across the country.”

Check out some of the social media updates that surfaced below. (Still waiting on those epic POTUS selfies, though). is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

Written by KC Orcutt


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