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    5 Reasons To See Sonnie Johnson Speak At GW

    On Tuesday, Oct. 21, GW’s Young America’s Foundation will host political pundit and Breitbart contributor Sonnie Johnson at 7:30 p.m. in Marvin Center Room 311. This event is open to the community.

    1. She’s a Black Conservative

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    Johnson joins other prominent black conservatives like Dr. Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, and Star Parker who believe that education and hard work are the best vehicles for lifting individuals out of poverty and benefiting the black community.

    2. She references hip hop lyrics in all of her lectures

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    In a recent interview with FrontPage Magazine, Johnson said that in her first political speech she “did a comparison between Jay-Z and Ronald Reagan."

    “I took quotes straight from Reagan and mirrored them to lyrics by Jay-Z. I thought I was nailing my political coffin, but I wanted people to see we are saying the same thing,” said Johnson.

    During her lectures, Johnson often uses what she calls “Sonnie-isms” to blend conservatism and hip-hop: Created equal does not mean equal results. Because I can’t flow like Jay-Z doesn’t make it Jay-Z’s fault.

    3. She raps

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    While speaking at a conference this past March, Johnson entertained her audience with an original rap describing her personal journey and conversion to Christianity.

    4. She developed her own acronym: WHWD

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    (What He, the Hood, Hip-Hop and History would do?)

    5. She’s not afraid to point out her own party’s faults

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    After conservatives criticized Al Sharpton for intervening in the riots in Ferguson, Mo., Johnson wrote a column in Breitbart to set the record straight.

    “First, we complain when he shows up, but we fail to acknowledge he was asked to attend,” wrote Johnson.

    “Second, he sits and counsels the family. I won't put Reverend in front of Sharpton’s name, but I recognize others view him as an honest man of the cloth. Prayer is prayer. In times of grief, all prayer is welcome; a special bond is formed in worship.”

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