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Can Herman Cain Steal Enough Black Voters From Obama to Win Republican Nomination?

Can Herman Cain Steal Enough Black Voters From Obama to Win Republican Nomination?

Despite the fact that Herman Cain is still considered a long shot for the Republican presidential nomination, he has nonetheless catapulted himself from the back of the pack as GOP window dressing to land in the thick of the race. The GOP deck has been shuffled in the past week after many political pundits chose […]

Why First Lady Michelle Obama Chose Target for Her Secret Shopping Spree

Why First Lady Michelle Obama Chose Target for Her Secret Shopping Spree

First lady Michelle Obama recently told Oprah Winfrey that she misses casual shopping from her days before the White House. To fulfill her shopping fix, the first lady could have gone into any retail store, but she chose Target and its family-friendly environment. Secret Service agents arrived a half-hour before the first lady — who […]

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell Sponsors 11th Kaplan Test Prep

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell Sponsors 11th Kaplan Test Prep

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell will join Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions to sponsor the 11th semi-annual College Prep Series. Initiated to help Atlanta Public School students prepare for the SAT, PSAT and ACT exams, the event remains free to the public. Testing and admissions experts will be on site to advise participants […]

Obama Tells Blacks to Stop Whining and Complaining and Start Fighting

Obama Tells Blacks to Stop Whining and Complaining and Start Fighting

President Obama admonished blacks against constantly “complaining” and “whining” and implored the 3,000 in attendance at the Congressional Black Caucus convention to begin fighting with him in his war on unemployment and political discontent. At the Phoenix Awards black tie gala on Saturday night, the climax of the CBC’s Annual Legislative Conference, Obama answered the […]

White House's John Silvanus Wilson Shares Obama's Vision, Support for HBCUs

White House’s John Silvanus Wilson Shares Obama’s Vision, Support for HBCUs

“It is very important to recognize that this president stood by the Pell grant.”

Spelman President Beverly Tatum Talks About Her MBA, Ph.D. and Taking Charge of HBCU School

Spelman President Beverly Tatum Talks About Her MBA, Ph.D. and Taking Charge of HBCU School

Spelman College President Beverly Tatum offers cautionary advice for undergraduate students and graduates: If you allow fear to fester long enough to prevent you from pursuing your MBA or other advanced degrees, then you very well may rob yourself of the many wondrous opportunities and experiences that await those who pounce on this opportunity. Tatum […]

Lil Wayne Slams Republican Tea Party, Says Obama is Criticized Because of Race

Lil Wayne Slams Republican Tea Party, Says Obama is Criticized Because of Race

After viewers watched Republican Presidential hopefuls like Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Michele Bachmann go head-to-head on CNN’s Tea Party Debate on Sept. 12, many had with questions, comments and concerns about the White House hopeful’s views on social security, unemployment and President Barack Obama’s leadership. And following in the footsteps of rappers like Lupe Fiasco and […]

Why Gun Sales Have Soared Since Obama's Election

Why Gun Sales Have Soared Since Obama’s Election

President Obama’s efforts to corral the sale of weapons in America have proven futile as the legal trafficking of guns in the country has increased dramatically for every year he has been in office. According to statistics compiled the Department of Justice, using criminal background checks to accrue the information, guns sales have broken new […]

Uncle Who? White House Will Not Intervene in Onyango Obama's Drunk Driving, Deportation Case

Uncle Who? White House Will Not Intervene in Onyango Obama’s Drunk Driving, Deportation Case

Omar Onyango Obama, the half brother of President Obama’s Father was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol last week in Massachusetts and held on an immigration detainer. Onyango reportedly asked police if he could call The White House. A federal official told The Associated Press Onyango was ordered by an immigration judge to […]

Rev. Al Sharpton Tells Congressman John Boehner to Respect the President

Rev. Al Sharpton Tells Congressman John Boehner to Respect the President

DALLAS – Rev. Al Sharpton this morning chastised House Majority Leader John Boehner for disrespecting President Barack Obama earlier this week, during a live, morning remote broadcast of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” during the weekend-long 2011 Allstate® Tom Joyner Family Reunion. Sharpton urged black critics of the president to stop “stand up […]

Rick Perry, Presidential Candidate, Attending Retreat Whose Host Says MLK Deserves No Credit for Civil Rights

Rick Perry, Presidential Candidate, Attending Retreat Whose Host Says MLK Deserves No Credit for Civil Rights

While President Obama will be delivering the keynote address at the official unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Obama’s main presidential opponent, Rick Perry, will be attending a retreat where the co-host has claimed that MLK deserves little to no credit for the civil rights revolution in America. Perry, the newly christened Republican […]

Iowa GOP Hopefuls Should Not Be Taken Lightly by Obama

Iowa GOP Hopefuls Should Not Be Taken Lightly by Obama

In Iowa, prospective GOP presidential candidates participated in the second debate of the season. On view was an incessant display of derogatory critiques of President Obama’s handling of the economy in addition to a sideshow atmosphere of one-liners, sound bites and the seemingly dysfunctional collection of participants that could only be outdone by those who […]

Rep. Maxine Waters Explains Her 'Unleash Us' on Pres. Obama Statement at Atlanta Job Fair

Rep. Maxine Waters Explains Her ‘Unleash Us’ on Pres. Obama Statement at Atlanta Job Fair

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters created a national firestorm when she pleaded with African Americans in Detroit to “unleash” the Congressional Black Caucus to have open and honest discussion with, and criticisms of, President Obama about the lack of job creation in urban America without fear of a backlash. At the “For the People” national job […]

Common Talks New Book, New Album and Obama Scandal

Common Talks New Book, New Album and Obama Scandal

Common has been wowing the masses with his conscious brand of hip-hop music and in the September issue of Details, he discusses his new memoir, upcoming TV show and new album. In the glossy men’s magazine, the Be rapper opens up about the creation of his autobiography, One Day It’ll All Make Sense, which hits […]

Is Barack Obama Hypocritical About Black Interests? Cornel West, Michael Steele, Roland Martin Say So

Is Barack Obama Hypocritical About Black Interests? Cornel West, Michael Steele, Roland Martin Say So

PHILADELPHIA – President Obama is being hypocritical by steadfastly refusing to address the needs of the African American community specifically — especially since Obama spent ample time and resources solving the problems of other special interests groups around the country, so says a panel of journalists, political pundits and legislators. Princeton professor Cornel West and […]

Obama's Quagmire: When a Double-Dip Recession Is a Full-Blown Depression

Obama’s Quagmire: When a Double-Dip Recession Is a Full-Blown Depression

Congress and most politicians are out of touch with the real world. They do not cut their own grass, go to PTA meetings at public schools or wash dishes. Rather, they have lifelong guaranteed pensions and health insurance, their children attend private schools, and to top it off, they take a five-week vacation. And Obama […]

The "Cutest" Moments of Barack Obama's 50 Years

The “Cutest” Moments of Barack Obama’s 50 Years

In a week that saw America’s first black president being publicly referred to as “boy” and “tar baby” by conservative white republicans, Victoria Uwumarogie at MadamNoire.com paid tribute to Barack Hussein Obama’s first 50 years of life with a respectful and heartwarming collection of photographs that capture the human side of the man. View the […]

Pres. Obama to speak at MLK Memorial Event. Stevie, Aretha, George Lucas, Jamie Foxx are Celeb Co-Chairs

Pres. Obama to speak at MLK Memorial Event. Stevie, Aretha, George Lucas, Jamie Foxx are Celeb Co-Chairs

President Obama confirmed that he will deliver remarks at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial event in Washington D.C., just as the memorial foundation president Harry Johnson hoped he would. Celebrities Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Jamie Foxx and Star Wars’ George Lucas will serve as the celebrity co-chairs, while the King family […]

50 Cent and Sherri Shepherd Blast Racist Congressman Over Obama 'Tar Baby' Slur

50 Cent and Sherri Shepherd Blast Racist Congressman Over Obama ‘Tar Baby’ Slur

50 Cent and Sherri Shepherd are among the celebs voicing their outrage over Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn’s use of the racist reference “tar baby” to President Barack Obama while discussing the president’s budget policies last Friday during a Denver radio interview: “Even if some people say, well, the Republicans should have done this or they […]

Again?! Obama Called 'Tar Baby' by Rep. Doug Lamborn

Again?! Obama Called ‘Tar Baby’ by Rep. Doug Lamborn

Another day, another United States congressman uses a racial epithet against President Obama. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is apologizing for using the derogatory term “tar baby” to refer to the difficulties of working with the president. An apology is grossly insufficient to redress this egregious comment, says CNN contributor Roland Martin and television journalist Juan […]

How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Destroyed the Black Middle Class

How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Destroyed the Black Middle Class

In June of last month, a poll conducted by the largest social network for African Americans, BlackPlanet.com, and NewsOne.com of 1,100 African Americans, revealed  that 88 percent of them believe the economy has been better under President Obama than former President George W. Bush. The truth of the matter is that both Bush and Obama […]

Obama Underestimates GOP’s Determination to 'Destroy Him' Says Jesse Jackson

Obama Underestimates GOP’s Determination to ‘Destroy Him’ Says Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson says that President Barack Obama should have been “tougher” with Republicans and less compromising in debt ceiling negotiations. “He has a propensity to be trusting, on the side of reconciliation,” Jackson told POLITICO July 29. ”He kind of underestimates how ideological these guys are and how determined they are to destroy him.” The activist […]

John McCain an Obama Ally Now? Republican Senator Blasts Tea Party, Michelle Bachmann

John McCain an Obama Ally Now? Republican Senator Blasts Tea Party, Michelle Bachmann

Sen. John McCain, Barack Obama’s former presidential rival, certainly scored a few points with the White House yesterday, blasting the tea party and current Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on the Senate floor. McCain, who accidentally gave birth to the modern tea party phenomenon when he picked extremist Sarah Palin as his running mate, tore […]

Obama Critic Joe Walsh a Deadbeat Dad?

Obama Critic Joe Walsh a Deadbeat Dad?

This is an epic nine-year battle for child support.

Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Talk Osama Bin Laden, Military Families

Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Talk Osama Bin Laden, Military Families

With the world still surmising the details of Osama bin Laden’s death, first lady Michelle Obama and vice-presidential spouse Dr. Jill Biden gave an exclusive interview to AARP The Magazine.  The White House interview covered a wide range of topics including military families. With the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center […]

Federal Court: Calling for Assassination of Obama a Form of Free Speech

Federal Court: Calling for Assassination of Obama a Form of Free Speech

For years, calling for the assassination of a sitting president has been considered a criminal act. Now, such is not the case and has been interpreted by a federal court as a form of “free speech.” In California, a La Mesa man posted racial and derogatory epithets in an Internet chat room that called for […]

Michelle Obama to Grace 'Better Homes and Gardens'

Michelle Obama to Grace ‘Better Homes and Gardens’

Congratulations are in order for first lady Michelle Obama! She is the first presidential wife to grace the cover of Better Homes and Gardens and also the first public figure to appear on the cover in 40 years! In her feature, Mrs. Obama talks about healthy eating and living, her garden at the White House […]

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Blast Obama, Again; Time for Them to Shut Up

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Blast Obama, Again; Time for Them to Shut Up

They cry foul because they have not been invited to play on the South Lawn.

Blessing or Curse: 'The Other Barack' Slams Obama's Father as a Womanizing Drunk

Blessing or Curse: ‘The Other Barack’ Slams Obama’s Father as a Womanizing Drunk

Book portrays Obama’s father as a user and abuser of women.

Michele Bachmann: Blacks Better Off During Slavery Than Under Obama

Michele Bachmann: Blacks Better Off During Slavery Than Under Obama

The circus and side show carnival, known as the Republican Party, is at it again. Showing an understanding of history equivalent to the level of an infant, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann put her hoof in her mouth again. While in Iowa on Thursday, July 7, the House member signed a pledge from Iowa’s conservative […]

Obama Will Lose the Black Vote, Newt Gingrich Says; Since When Did He Care?

Obama Will Lose the Black Vote, Newt Gingrich Says; Since When Did He Care?

President Obama’s presidency has been such a colossal disaster for African Americans that he will lose scores of black voters next year, so says Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. I’m still trying to figure out what magical circumstance arose recently that would make this far right-wing politician traverse across the political aisle to nuzzle up […]

Taxes Lower Under Obama Than GOP's Beloved Ronald Reagan

Taxes Lower Under Obama Than GOP’s Beloved Ronald Reagan

While Republicans in Congress are blocking every effort put forth by President Obama, they still offer no real alternatives to create jobs and deal with the economic crisis confronting the nation. Currently, House Republicans are blocking the Obama administration’s efforts to promote healthier lunches in school by saying the new rules are too costly. They […]

Redistricting and the Electoral College: 2 Reasons Obama May Lose in 2012

Redistricting and the Electoral College: 2 Reasons Obama May Lose in 2012

Around the media world and blogosphere, I incessantly see articles suggesting how Barack Obama has assured a victory in the 2012 presidential election after his decision to go into Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden. Now, I, too, wrote a piece some weeks ago asserting six reasons why he had the inside road to winning […]

Pat Duncan Discusses New Book on Barack Obama

Pat Duncan Discusses New Book on Barack Obama

Denver photographer Pat Duncan has put together a 184-page collection of never-before-seen photographs as well as speeches by our commander in chief on his journey to the White House. A Defining Moment: The Historic Journey to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue captures the innocence and essence of the grassroots campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama’s historic journey starting […]

Michelle Obama Addresses 2011 Spelman Class; Joins Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad as Honorees

Michelle Obama Addresses 2011 Spelman Class; Joins Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad as Honorees

The Georgia International Convention Center provided the backdrop for 550 Spelman women to transition from the title “college senior” to “college graduate” on Sunday, May 15, 2011. The 124th Commencement of Spelman College, energized by excited family, friends and faculty from this prestigious institution, not only marked the end of a journey but also of […]

NFL’s Chris Draft Is Michelle Obama’s Greatest Exercise Ally

NFL’s Chris Draft Is Michelle Obama’s Greatest Exercise Ally

As the quintessential example of brains, brawn and brotherhood, former NFL linebacker Chris Draft darts and dashes around the image of the stereotypical athlete like a running back looking for daylight. For one thing, this is an athlete and celebrity who really does care. Draft is also polished, educated at an elite school, is eloquent, […]

Michelle Obama, Soledad O'Brien, Bill Cosby Set to Speak at 2011 HBCU Graduations

Michelle Obama, Soledad O’Brien, Bill Cosby Set to Speak at 2011 HBCU Graduations

It’s spring which not only means a change in the weather it is also graduation season around the country. Graduation means achievement, accomplishment, and advancement to most, and as a 2010 graduate of Capella University, I know the feeling of excitement that comes with this wonderful feat. The pride and happiness that exudes from friends […]

Common Puts Michelle Obama in Hot Water Over Celebration of Poetry Invite (Poll)

Common Puts Michelle Obama in Hot Water Over Celebration of Poetry Invite (Poll)

Michelle Obama is currently under fire for inviting rapper-actor Common, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., to the White House to take part in a celebration of American poetry scheduled for Wednesday, May 11. So what’s wrong with that? Well, here’s the rub: Common’s lyrics in the past — in an effort to vocalize the struggles […]

Should Obama Authorize Release of Postmortem Osama Bin Laden Photos? (Poll)

Should Obama Authorize Release of Postmortem Osama Bin Laden Photos? (Poll)

President Barack Obama’s “one for the home team,” which elicited congrats from even the usual GOP Obama bashers and temporary unity, has now sparked furious debate. As a typically divided nation, there are some things we can agree on, such as the “mission accomplished” in finding and ending the life of the most-hated al Qaida-connected […]

Blair Underwood, Lisa Vidal Chat About the Obamas and 'The Event'

Blair Underwood, Lisa Vidal Chat About the Obamas and ‘The Event’

It’s no surpise that the handsome Blair Underwood and the beautiful Lisa Vidal, both talented veteran actors, would be chosen to play the character roles of the president of the United States of America (Elias Martinez) and the first lady (Christina Martinez). Smart, funny, and humble, the two actors sat down with rolling out on […]

Barack Obama Proves Decisiveness With Osama Bin Laden Killing; More Work to Do

Barack Obama Proves Decisiveness With Osama Bin Laden Killing; More Work to Do

It’s been nearly 10 years since more than 2,900 people were killed in the attacks on the World Trade center on Sept. 11. I can remember that day while teaching at Emory University when classes were canceled under the rumor that an attack may have been planned for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Now, […]

Video of the Day: Obama Makes Historic Osama Bin Laden Death Announcement

Video of the Day: Obama Makes Historic Osama Bin Laden Death Announcement

In an emotional speech, President Obama announces that Bin Laden is dead. Well done sir.

Donald Trump’s Racist Birther Campaign on Obama Getting Mass Backlash

Donald Trump’s Racist Birther Campaign on Obama Getting Mass Backlash

Donald “Birther” Trump is an unprincipled, uncouth, race-baiting opportunist who happens to be a billionaire. Point blank. He has been bloodthirsty and ruthless in trying to monopolize media attention to himself for his carnival circus presidential campaign and doesn’t concern himself with the racial collateral damage caused by his indiscriminate cultural rampage. If he has to reduce […]

Obama’s Birth Certificate Still Isn’t Enough For Sarah Palin

Obama’s Birth Certificate Still Isn’t Enough For Sarah Palin

White House officials returned from Hawaii with the birth certificate last night.

Blacks Like Tavis Who Criticize Obama for Lack of Agenda, Clueless

Blacks Like Tavis Who Criticize Obama for Lack of Agenda, Clueless

African Americans should exercise their right to critique President Obama‘s policies at any time. But the reasons many African Americans like Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley and many others are now bickering with the president are ludicrous. These people want a black agenda. And they want it yesterday. For the life of me, I […]

Obama Gets Tough With Reporter; 5 Favorite Obama Moments

Obama Gets Tough With Reporter; 5 Favorite Obama Moments

President Obama is famously, and sometimes, maddeningly even tempered, especially during an avalanche of criticism (can anyone say health care?). His penchant for self-control has, unlike during the campaign, come off as weak, aloof and professorial, none of the traits that inspire passionate discipleship or idolatry as happened with Franklin Roosevelt, Bill Clinton and, of […]

Robert De Niro Defends Obama, Says Trump’s Comments a ‘Big Hustle’

Robert De Niro Defends Obama, Says Trump’s Comments a ‘Big Hustle’

Donald Trump hopes to convince the American people that he’s equipped to run the nation, but he has history of being incapable of running a business. Since the 1990s, Trump has failed miserably with several business ventures. He once owed $4 billion to debtors and was forced to relinquish his Trump Shuttle airline, nearly 50 […]

Tracy Morgan Dishes About His Physical Attraction to Michelle Obama

Tracy Morgan Dishes About His Physical Attraction to Michelle Obama

“30 Rock” star Tracey Morgan has always been known for his funny antics, so it comes as no surprise that the funnyman recently revealed that he got more than a little hot and “excited” during a recent encounter with first lady Michelle Obama. During a recent trip to the “Lopez Tonight” show, Morgan explained to […]

Tea Party Only Exists to Hate Obama and Minorities

Tea Party Only Exists to Hate Obama and Minorities

Some things cannot exist and thrive independently unless they feed off of something else. Plant a beautiful garden, and it will give life to a gang of weeds. Without the pernicious, blood-curdling, ganglike hatred for President Obama to prop up the Tea Party’s putrefied-smelling tent, the dastardly outfit would collapse into nothingness, much like the […]

Michelle Obama Discusses New Project With Dr. Jill Biden

Michelle Obama Discusses New Project With Dr. Jill Biden

First lady Michelle Obama has made a respectable name for herself with her humanitarian efforts and now Obama is discussing her latest project with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Joining Forces, an initiative that supports and honors America’s military families. In the cover story for latest issue of PARADE, Obama explains […]