Search Results for 'president obama'

John Legend, Michelle Obama: Commencement Speakers of 2012

John Legend, Michelle Obama: Commencement Speakers of 2012

There will be a parade of stars at several college graduation commencement ceremonies this season. Take a look. Arne  Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, will deliver the address at Howard  University. The 144th Commencement Convocation happens on Saturday, May 12. Honorees are musician and humanitarian John  Legend, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and alumna  […]

Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan Attend the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner

Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan Attend the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

  Saturday, April 28, marked the 98th annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner where a number of celebrities, journalists and politicians converged to hear a genial but at times comedic speech from President Barack Obama. As previously reported, the dinner drew criticism after news broke that celeb socialites Kim Kardashian and Linsday Lohan would attend after […]

Michelle Obama the Most Televised First Lady in History

Michelle Obama the Most Televised First Lady in History

Michelle Obama is officially the most televised first lady in history. Acc0rding to a newly released study, Obama, 48, has had 44 television appearances in the four years her husband’s been in office. Included in that number is a recent stop at Nickelodeon’s “Kids Choice Awards” as well as appearances on “Late Night With David […]

Rihanna, Barack Obama, Make 'Time's' List of 100 Most Influential People; Who Else Made the List?

Rihanna, Barack Obama, Make ‘Time’s’ List of 100 Most Influential People; Who Else Made the List?

Time magazine has released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Included in that list is pop star Rihanna who at 24 already has a worldwide fan base and is described by Stella McCartney in the publication as one of the “most impressive artists” today. “She’s one of the coolest, […]

Michelle Obama on the Cover of 'Ebony's' Mother's Day Issue

Michelle Obama on the Cover of ‘Ebony’s’ Mother’s Day Issue

  Michelle Obama is covering a special edition of Ebony magazine, celebrating the publication’s Mother’s Day issue. In the article, the first lady talks about being the mother of Sasha and Malia Obama and dishes on the benefits of having her mother live with her in the White House. “Barack and I feel that our greatest […]

Did Rick Santorum Call Barack Obama an Anti-War Government N-----

Did Rick Santorum Call Barack Obama an Anti-War Government N—–

Did Rick Santorum slip up and call President Obama an anti-war government n—–? That’s the question that’s being asked now that a speech from the Republican candidate is circulating online. Santorum gave a speech in Janesville, Wis.,  on March 27 and almost let the racial slur slip when speaking on Obama before was elected into […]

First Lady Michelle Obama to Deliver Commencement Addresses at 3 Colleges

First Lady Michelle Obama to Deliver Commencement Addresses at 3 Colleges

Get your travel plans together. If you have family members who are graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (North Carolina A&T), or Oregon State University (OSU), you don’t want to miss this year’s keynote speaker. The office of First Lady Michelle Obama has confirmed […]

Obama Campaign Responds to Rick Santorum’s Comments About Malia Obama

Reps for President Obama are firing back at Republican Rick Santorum after he criticized Malia Obama’s recent trip to Mexico. Malia, 13, was spotted vacationing with classmates last week causing Santorum to critique the president’s parenting skills. According to Santorum, the first daughter should have not been allowed to visit Mexico because the State Department […]

Rihanna, Obama and Twitter’s Top 10 Black Users

Most people are probably shocked to learn that Twitter is only 6 years old today. The social media platform that has invaded so many areas of our lives cannot possibly be that young. But, then again, most African Americans have no idea (or don’t care) of the identity of the person who founded Twitter, Jack […]

Obama’s Daughter, Malia, on Spring Break in Mexico; Photos

Malia Ann Obama, the eldest daughter of President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, was mixing it on Spring Break with her friends at a hotel in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico over the weekend. Malia was chilling with about a dozen of her classmates – along with a gang of Secret Service agents, about […]

5 Most Important States for Obama’s Re-Election Hopes

President Obama’s is going to need the black electorate to come hard like they did in 2008 in order to win re-election, particularly if disillusioned white independents voters who rolled with him four years ago opt for the Republican candidate because of their distaste for some of Obama’s policies and stances and/or election promises that […]

Barack Obama Pieces Together Puzzle of Culture and Struggle

How do African Americans wrap our minds around the puzzling picture of what is an appropriate fit in our cultural and intellectual scheme of things? We don t choose to see the bigger picture, that of the cultural collective that requires each of us to bring to the table for discussion those questions that we […]

Barack Obama’s 1991 Harvard Protest Rally for Racial Justice; Video

For those who believe that President Obama is too calm, too cool and too calculating for their sociopolitical palate, this rare 1991 video of a young Obama that actually humanizes him and illustrated that he believed in racial justice. Twenty years ago as a Harvard Law School student, “Barry” Obama was a keynote speaker at a […]

Republicans Believe the President Is Vulnerable Over Rising Gas Prices

          In President Obama’s weekly address given in late February, he said that there is no “silver bullet” for bringing down gas prices and called for a comprehensive energy strategy, while arguing that America is producing more oil now than it has at any point in the last eight years. ”There are no […]

Romney and Santorum Blast Obama’s Iran Policies as Weak

  President Obama returned the jabs of his Republican presidential adversaries regarding his policies on Israel and Iran. Republicans have made a concerted effort to win Jewish voters away from the president by painting him as weak on Iran. Both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney blasted the president s policies in addresses to the American […]

Romney Defeats Gingrich in Florida, Will Face Obama in General Election

Romney Defeats Gingrich in Florida, Will Face Obama in General Election

Mitt Romney is going to win the Republican nomination after his winner-take-all trouncing of the bombastic but unprincipled flamethrower Newt Gingrich in the Florida primaries, so believes his political colleagues. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., pretty much summarized what many pundits believe is the importance of a Florida victory: “Whomever wins Florida is going to win […]

Arizona Cop's Facebook Photo Shows Teens Holding Bullet-Riddled Obama Image

Arizona Cop’s Facebook Photo Shows Teens Holding Bullet-Riddled Obama Image

Sgt. Pat Shearer, a 25-year veteran of the Peoria police force, thought it was not “that big of a deal” that he photographed a group of teenagers holding a bullet-riddled image of the president of the United States and later posted it on his Facebook page. The Secret Service is investigating the Arizona police sergeant […]

Obama's Rendition of 'Let's Stay Together' Sends Al Green's Record Sales Soaring

Obama’s Rendition of ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Sends Al Green’s Record Sales Soaring

When Barack Obama sang six bars of Al Green’s classic, “Let’s Stay Together,” at a fundraiser at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, who knew it would send thousands of music lovers to the Internet to purchase a digital copy of the original song? In the week following the president’s brief rendition of the song, sales of “Let’s […]

U.S. Media Ignores Jewish Reporter's Call to Assassinate Obama

U.S. Media Ignores Jewish Reporter’s Call to Assassinate Obama

Seems as if you can say or do anything without repercussions in America when it pertains to President Barack Obama. Last week, Andrew Adler the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times newspaper  wrote a column suggesting that Israel consider “a hit” on Barack Obama if he stands in the way of the Jewish state defending […]

Oprah Confident Obama Will Win in November

Oprah Confident Obama Will Win in November

Oprah Winfrey says she is confident that President Barack Obama will remain in office for another four-year term. The billionaire media mogul made the statement while addressing a literary festival Jan. 22 in the northwestern Indian town of Jaipur. Winfrey praised Obama’s performance thus far in his presidency. She said his next four years would […]

Can Newt Gingrich Win Against Obama in the General Election?

Can Newt Gingrich Win Against Obama in the General Election?

Newt Gingrich’s resounding victory in the South Carolina primary was seen as a game-saver for the infamous bomb-chucking Georgia radical as well as a cold splash of water in Mitt Romney’s face. The results was the strongest indication of the South’s preference for Gingrich’s brand of right-wing politics as well as their disdain and distrust […]

Nicole Avant and Stefanie Brown: Obama’s Black Female Powerbrokers

Nicole Avant and Stefanie Brown: Obama’s Black Female Powerbrokers

It’s no secret that President Barack Obama is one smart guy. He knows the most successful organizations are committed to diversity and the great ideas that come from having big thinkers from all walks of life. You’re familiar with powerbrokers Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser and assistant to the president (left) and Surgeon General Regina M. […]

Obama to Grant Tens of Millions to Keep Inmates Out of Prison, Find Jobs

Obama to Grant Tens of Millions to Keep Inmates Out of Prison, Find Jobs

President Obama understands how asinine and un-American it is to send prisoners away to pay their debts to society for illicit activity and then make it impossible for them to return to society in a legitimate and productive way. Therefore the administration announced a $20 million federal grant to help ex-offenders return to the work […]

Obama Administration Reportedly Plans for Commerce Dept. to Create Internet ID for All Americans

Obama Administration Reportedly Plans for Commerce Dept. to Create Internet ID for All Americans

In 2009, President Barack Obama proposed the need for sweeping changes in the manner in which the government could have control over the nation’s internet.  The general premise was that security of the internet was of utmost importance in our nation’s national security. At the time, a proposed Senate bill would offer President Obama emergency […]

Kansas Politician 'Prays' for Obama’s Children to Be Fatherless and Wife a Widow

Kansas Politician ‘Prays’ for Obama’s Children to Be Fatherless and Wife a Widow

Prayer is powerful and we often pray for and request divine intervention for a number of things. However, rarely do we ask for death to impact individual families or allow our hatred to be camouflaged with religion, unless we are affiliated with groups that historically have done so like the KKK. The Lawrence Journal-World was […]

Obama Administration Expanding Official Definition of 'Rape'

Obama Administration Expanding Official Definition of ‘Rape’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced it will expand the FBI’s antiquated definition of rape to reflect an evolved understanding of the crime, and to broaden protections. The new definition includes men as victims for the first time, and no longer requires that victims must have physically resisted their attackers. Vice President Joe Biden, […]

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, GOP Use Race-Baiting to Try to Defeat Obama

Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, GOP Use Race-Baiting to Try to Defeat Obama

It’s unequivocally clear what the Republican Party’s strategy is to wrest President Obama and his family from the White House: a deliberate, premeditated attempt to appeal to the darkest impulses of the human spirit by arousing the racially charged emotions and prejudices of their constituents. The plan, as exhibited by longtime GOP flamethrower New Gingrich […]

Ron Paul: A Viable Option for Voters to Barack Obama

Ron Paul: A Viable Option for Voters to Barack Obama

I like Obama. He is smart, promotes the values of family and what it means to be a father and a husband, but his policies leave a lot to be questioned. I am not fond of the Republicans, or the Democratic Party, especially the true GOP candidates trying to become the next President of the […]

Barack Obama, Herman Cain Lead List of Top 10 Political Figures of 2011

Barack Obama, Herman Cain Lead List of Top 10 Political Figures of 2011

Herman Cain sliced through the surface like a shark’s fin and got everyone’s attention with his bombastic personality and inspiring story of self-made wealth. For a long while, his Republican candidacy became more and more likely as he presented fresh ideas and outperformed his political rivals during the endless number of GOP televised debates. Eventually, […]

Barack and Michelle Obama Lead List of Top 10 Celebrity Power Couples of 2011

Barack and Michelle Obama Lead List of Top 10 Celebrity Power Couples of 2011

President Barack Obama may be the most powerful man in the world today. But it took another Harvard Law School graduate, Michelle, to take a chance on hiring the guy with “the funny sounding name” at a law firm in Chicago to really kick-start his career. Little did she know that the enormous ambition and […]

Obama Won't Prosecute Wall Street Criminals: Federal Background Checks for Bankers and Finance Experts

Obama Won’t Prosecute Wall Street Criminals: Federal Background Checks for Bankers and Finance Experts

Last I understood, the Security and Exchange Commission and the Attorney General are maintained by appointees of President Barack Obama. However, with the recent rash of top financial executives being caught with their hands in the cookie jar — to date, out side of a few scapegoats, none have been brought up on criminal charges […]

Michelle Obama Booed at NASCAR Event; 5 Other Jabs Against the Obamas

Michelle Obama Booed at NASCAR Event; 5 Other Jabs Against the Obamas

Like any celebrity political figure, first lady Michelle Obama has received her fair (and sometimes unfair) share of criticism from the media and political opposition. But Obama received a bit of surprising criticism at a recent NASCAR event when she and Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, were booed by a crowd of […]

White House Shooting Suspect Called Obama the 'Anti-Christ'

White House Shooting Suspect Called Obama the ‘Anti-Christ’

Twenty-one-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is charged with firing a semiautomatic rifle at the White House in an incident that occurred on Nov. 11. Ortega-Hernandez told a witness he wanted to hurt the president, whom he referred to as “the anti-Christ.” Another witness heard Ortega say he “needed to kill” Obama. A third witness told authorities Ortega owns an assault […]

University of Texas Republican Leader Calls Assassinating Obama 'Tempting' Idea

University of Texas Republican Leader Calls Assassinating Obama ‘Tempting’ Idea

After the news broke on Nov. 16 that a man had been arrested for allegedly firing a semiautomatic rifle at the White House, the student leader of the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting,” At 2:29 p.m. EST, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as […]

What Has Barack Obama Done for Blacks Lately? Plenty, Says the White House

What Has Barack Obama Done for Blacks Lately? Plenty, Says the White House

  President Obama has done a lot on the low-low to aid African Americans through the worst economic crises in 80 years, says the White House, directly countering the cries from some black leaders that Obama has ignored their plight.   With the White House’s 44-page document, “President’s Agenda and the African American Community,” which is a […]

Barack Hussein Obama Named the Most Powerful Man in the World: So, Brother, Can We Get the Hook-Up?

Barack Hussein Obama Named the Most Powerful Man in the World: So, Brother, Can We Get the Hook-Up?

The year Barack Obama was born, an American of African descent could not board public transit without the permission of whites, or select the seat he preferred. In 1961, in some parts of this country, a black American could be hanged from a tree simply for looking a white person in the eye. Fifty years […]

Obama Baby Doll? Inspiration or Insult?

Obama Baby Doll? Inspiration or Insult?

Doll collectors are well aware that locating a doll made in the image of any of the U.S. presidents is not a difficult task. From George Washington to G.W. Bush, adding a porcelain, plastic or paper POTUS  to your collection is not a problem. Miniature (adult-aged)  versions of presidential dolls have become a part of […]

National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton Supports Occupy Wall Street Not Herman Cain

National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton Supports Occupy Wall Street Not Herman Cain

I think what’s so great is that he changed the conversation. Three months ago the talk was about Republican deficit reduction. They weren’t talking about jobs, they weren’t talking about poverty. If they’ve done nothing else, they got us on the conversation that we need to be talking about. When “Comedy Central’s” Jon Stewart pointed […]

NBA Stars Contribute to Obama's Record-Breaking Victory Fund Campaign

NBA Stars Contribute to Obama’s Record-Breaking Victory Fund Campaign

Former and current superstars players of the National Basketball Association have a lot of time on their hands — you know, with the lockout and all — so some of them are actively working with and/or fundraising for President Obama’s reelection campaign. Former All-Pros Grant Hill and Patrick Ewing and former star guard-turned-superstar coach Doc Rivers […]

Obama Was Never Part of the Black Experience, Says Herman Cain; Playing Both Sides of Racial Aisle

Obama Was Never Part of the Black Experience, Says Herman Cain; Playing Both Sides of Racial Aisle

Hermain Cain, a leading Republican presidential nominee, is at it again when it comes hopping from one side of the racial aisle to the other. This time his linguistic missile is aimed at President Obama, ludicrously charging that the Oval Office occupant was never part of the black experience. In a radio interview prior to […]

ESPN Bans Hank Williams' 'MNF' Theme Song for Obama, Hiltler Comparison; Apology Issued

ESPN Bans Hank Williams’ ‘MNF’ Theme Song for Obama, Hiltler Comparison; Apology Issued

Hank Williams Jr. served as the voice of “Monday Night Football” with his infectious theme song for over 20 years. However, football fans may never hear that theme song again after ESPN decided to ban Williams’s song because of his political rant against President Obama. During an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Fox News, […]

Liz Cheney, left and father, former vice president Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney Calls Obama a Hypocrite for Criticizing Bush’s Terrorism Policy, Then Using It

Former vice president Dick Cheney proves that if he can shoot friends, he can certainly take wild shots at President Obama. Cheney and his daughter said Obama is hypocritical after authorizing aggressive military action to kill suspected terrorists, allegedly using the same tactics that Obama criticized Bush for. Obama signed off on the use of […]

Jay-Z Talks New Baby, Obama's Re-Election

Jay-Z Talks New Baby, Obama’s Re-Election

Jay-Z’s life is about to change in a drastic way as the first-time father is expecting a child with wife, Beyoncé. And with a baby on the way, the already focused rapper now has even more reason to be concerned about the future, not only for himself but for his growing family and the world […]

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 […]