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Michelle Obama Says She Wants to Be Like Beyoncé

Michelle Obama Says She Wants to Be Like Beyoncé

Michelle Obama is living the ultimate American Dream. She’s the first lady of the nation. She’s a beloved wife and mother, and she’s the style maven of the first world. So, who does Mrs. Obama wish she could be sometimes? Beyoncé. “It looks like musicians just have the most fun,” Mrs. Obama explained in an […]

Genevieve Cook and Barack Obama in the early 80s.

Genevieve Cook: Ex-Girlfriends Kiss and Sell Their Pasts With Obama

Genevieve Cook: Exes Kiss & Sell Their Pasts with Obama: are they worth it?

Cory Booker, Jeremiah Wright and the Republican Strategy Against Obama

Cory Booker, Jeremiah Wright and the Republican Strategy Against Obama

The decision-making cartel within the Republican Party are relentless, indefatigable opportunists who quickly prey on any real or perceived gaffes, mistakes or vulnerability to extinguish an opponent. Of course, the biggest prize the predators would like to take down is President Obama, and president’s so-called allies are providing ample meat for the GOP to feast […]

Arizona's Ken Bennett Refuses to Put Obama on Election Ballot Until He Proves His Birth

Arizona’s Ken Bennett Refuses to Put Obama on Election Ballot Until He Proves His Birth

Didn’t we just go through this? For about the 30th time, some obscure and scarcely-important official is playing the birth card against President Obama. Where is Bill Murray when you need him because this feels like Groundhog Day? Arizona’s Ken Bennett, the secretary of state for the state (yes, that super-enlightened patch of real estate […]

Jeremiah Wright, Obama relationship controversy could resurface

Jeremiah Wright, Obama relationship controversy could resurface

NEW YORK — A super PAC working to defeat President Barack Obama is preparing an ad campaign highlighting Obama’s ties to his controversial former spiritual advisor, Jeremiah Wright. A Republican strategist involved in the planning, said conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts wants to bankroll an effort publicizing the racially insensitive sermons delivered by the Jeremiah Wright […]

Barack Obama on The View

Barack Obama Appears on ‘The View,’ Talks Gay Marriage, Kim Kardashian

Barack Obama on The View The president of the United States was a guest on another episode of ABC’s “The View,” on Tuesday, May 15. While there, the commander in chief spoke with Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elizabeth Hasselbeck on a number of issues including his view on gay marriage. […]

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Jay-Z, Will Smith, Support Obama’s Views on Gay Marriage; Other Celebs Who Agree

  Jay-Z is taking a stance as the first in hip-hop to support President Barack Obama’s views on gay marriage. As previously reported Obama announced earlier this month that he supported same-sex marriage after conversations with openly gay and lesbian service members and talks with his wife and daughters. “I’ve just concluded that for me […]

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Says Obama Offered Hush Money; See How It Went Down (Video)

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Says Obama Offered Hush Money; See How It Went Down (Video)

    Looks like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright has tattled on the president of the United States and it’s coming out just in time for the 2012 election. Wright alleges that Obama’s camp offered a handsome bribe so that Wright would keep quiet until after the elections. In 2008, the retired pastor of Trinity United […]

Dr. Joseph E. Lowery on Obama's Re-Election, Same-Sex Marriage

Dr. Joseph E. Lowery on Obama’s Re-Election, Same-Sex Marriage

  Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, 90, is often referred to as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Movement.” During the course of his life Dr. Lowery has focused his attention on issues such as voting rights, education and the basic economic problems facing the African American community. Rolling out had the opportunity to have a […]

Civil Rights Leaders Commend Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

Civil Rights Leaders Commend Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

Several civil rights leaders released an open letter to President Obama, lauding him for his public stance on same-sex marriages. Obama proclaimed support for same-sex marriages in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts last week that has sparked controversy and consternation from black religious conservatives. The letter states that the leaders “stand behind President Obama’s belief that same-sex […]

Bill Clinton Calls Obama an 'Amateur' Author Writes: Read Other Harsh Words From Bill

Bill Clinton Calls Obama an ‘Amateur’ Author Writes: Read Other Harsh Words From Bill

  Former President Bill Clinton called President Obama an “amateur” and urged his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to run against him in the 2012 Democratic presidential primaries. According to an explosive book by author Edward Klein, Bill Clinton told his wife to quit her job as secretary of state and run against Obama because he believed that […]

Obama Raises $1 Million Right After Gay Marriage Support

Obama Raises $1 Million Right After Gay Marriage Support

  Time will tell if President Obama will have pay socially and politically for his endorsement of same-sex unions. But here’s what his endorsement of gay marriage bought him: $1 million in the first 90 minutes after he publicly proclaimed his support for homosexual getting married. “This is beyond unifying — it’s electrifying,” said Eugene Sepulveda, […]

George Clooney, Maxwell and the Top Obama Celebrity Supporters

George Clooney, Maxwell and the Top Obama Celebrity Supporters

  Superstar actor-activist George Clooney will reportedly rustle up $12 million at his May 10 fundraising dinner for President Obama in Los Angeles, scoring a record as the biggest U.S. presidential campaign fundraiser in history, according to the Hollywood Reporter. As the 2012 presidential campaign officially opened last weekend, both candidates, Obama and Romney, are relying […]

Obama vs. Romney: The Social Media War to the White House

Obama vs. Romney: The Social Media War to the White House

Not that anyone noticed or even cared, but Newt Gingrich “suspended” his campaign — more like allowed it to wither away to a quiet inconsequential death — and the move makes Mitt Romney the presumptive Republican presidential candidate outright. Now, there is only one person that stands in Romney’s and Obama’s way of claiming or […]

What Was It Like to Date a Young Barack Obama? 2 Ex-Girlfriends Dish

What Was It Like to Date a Young Barack Obama? 2 Ex-Girlfriends Dish

What was Barack “Barry” Obama like when he was a young student trying to chart out his future and reconcile his multiracial background? The accounts of Obama’s youth chronicled by two of his former girlfriends have illuminated his reserved demeanor, detailing what author David Maraniss termed as the “guardedness” of a young man searching for […]

Obama’s Best Jokes About Romney at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Obama’s Best Jokes About Romney at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Obama used the occasion Saturday, April 28, with the nation’s spotlight beaming down hard at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner because of the myriad celebrities in attendance, to take a few comedic swipes at the Republican Party and in particular GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. During the dinner, Obama even aimed jokes at his […]

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 […]