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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

USA Today: Obama critic to deliver sermon at Morehouse after all

The Morehouse alum who had been removed from his role during the course of commencement weekend is back in action just days before the class of 2013 walks across the stage to become Morehouse Men. Of course this will be with President Obama as their commencement speaker:
[Morehouse College PresidentJohn Silvanus Wilson Jr.] said in a statement on Wednesday that [Kevin Johnson] will deliver the sermon and two recent alumni would deliver baccalaureate hermeneutics to the graduating class.

"The focus of commencement weekend should be on the graduates, their families and the historic visit by the president of the United States," Wilson said.

The Philadelphia Tribune op-ed by Johnson ran with the headline "A President for Everyone. Except Black People." Johnson wrote, "When one compares the first African-American president to his recent predecessors, the number of African-Americans in senior Cabinet positions is very disappointing."

In a statement issued by Morehouse on Wednesday, Johnson said he was humbled by the opportunity.

"I commend President Wilson and his administration for continuing the Morehouse traditions of free thought and free speech," he said.
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