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President Obama is not afraid to show his vocal skills at events. This time he was at a White House tribute to Ray Charles when he decided to get the crowd jumping by singing the Charles classic, “It’s Alright.” The crowd roared its approval as Obama performed with Usher.

v: Obama sings Ray Charles song at White House tribute

Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.