Common shares heartfelt congratulations to his daughter on graduating from Howard Law School

Congratulations to Omoye Assata Lynn, daughter of rapper Common, on her recent graduation from Howard University School of Law!

The host and actor burst into joy on May 7 as he watched his only child graduate, which she earned after three years at the prestigious HBCU.

“There are no words to describe how proud I am!” Common, 50, wrote in the caption of an Instagram video recapping the big day. “Congratulations to my daughter and all of the 2022 graduates. Now get out into the world and be awesome!”

Lynn, who earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the university in 2019, now holds a Juris Doctor degree, which aspiring lawyers must earn before taking the US bar exam, per American News.

His resume includes years of experience as an articling student at various law firms in the practice areas of litigation, corporate law and entertainment law. She recently served as a legal intern with Peloton Interactive exercise equipment.

In his memoirs let love have the last word, Common opened up about attending therapy with Lynn after a conversation between them revealed feelings of abandonment Lynn developed at age 1 after the rapper split from Kim Jones. Lynn’s mother. Since then, Common said he and Lynn have taken steps in their healing journey, according to PEOPLE.

An electronic sign greets people on the campus of Howard University in Washington, which is digitizing a large archival collection of black newspapers. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP, file)

At Howard University’s 154th commencement ceremony, held in person at the university’s Burr Gynmasium, President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick congratulated the 1,953 graduates of the class of 2022 for having accomplished the feat amid COVID-19, bomb threats and other hurdles of recent years. .

“The challenges you faced during your career at Howard brought out the best in you,” Frederick said. “You encountered disruptions and reacted with determination. You have encountered uncertainty and countered it with resilience. You have endured personal loss and struggle and responded with selflessness and service to others.

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Taraji P. Henson, award-winning actress and graduate of Howard University College of Fine Arts, delivered the keynote address. She was recently named to the 20-person White House Advisory Board on HBCUs.

“You have triumphed over circumstances that would have eliminated lesser beings, but you are still here,” Henson said to the sea of ​​proud students and families in attendance.

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Nancy I. Romero