Ice Cube meeting with President Biden to discuss ‘Contract with Black America’

Ice Cube incurred the wrath of Black Americans after it was revealed he tried to meet with former President Trump about his “Contract with Black America” in the fall of 2020. Many still seethed at the transcendent rapper, actor and filmmaker, even when they quickly learned Cube also tried to set up a similar meeting […]

Barack Obama takes aim at current president in scathing DNC speech

In what could be considered his most scathing speech as a prominent figure, former President Barack Obama delivered a message to the American people that served as a key moment during the third day of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Obama addressed the nation during a live feed delivered at the Museum of the American […]

President Barack Obama eulogizes Congressman John Lewis (watch live)

Civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, is being celebrated on July 30, 2020, at Ebenezer Baptist  Church in Atlanta. Dignitaries in attendance include former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. Obama will eulogize Lewis. On Friday, July […]

President Barack Obama eulogizes Rep. Elijah Cummings as thousands pay homage

BALTIMORE – Hundreds stood in line outside of New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore hours before the scheduled 10 a.m. start of the homegoing service for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. By 8:30 a.m., the 3,600-seat church was filled to capacity. It was fitting for a man who touched thousands with his service as a  congressman […]

President Obama, Naturi Naughton, others celebrate Al Sharpton, Triumph Awards

The spirit of Black culture can be felt when walking into the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Images of past legends who have graced the Apollo stage such as James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and a multitude of others are featured on the walls in photos and paintings. […]

Senior Pastor Byron Fitchpatric says ‘Sharing is caring’

Byron Fitchpatric is the senior pastor of Crosstown Church and the owner of Snapix Photography. Hailing from Memphis, Tenessee, he relocated to Des Moines, Iowa, due to an intervention by his aunt and grandmother to get him out of Memphis where he was living a destructive life. Through a series of events, God got his […]

Obama Foundation’s chief engagement officer discusses empowering others

As chief engagement officer, Mike Strautmanis oversees community affairs and strategic partnerships for the Obama Foundation. He served in the Obama White House for four years as chief of staff to Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Rolling out had the opportunity to speak with Strautmanis. Name two […]

Los Angeles street renamed in honor of Barack Obama

Barack Obama is getting a long street named after him in the nation’s second-largest city. The 44th president of the United States has been informed that the Los Angeles City Council voted to change the name of Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard.  After the vote was certified and confirmed, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made the […]

Best networking events for Black professionals in 2018

One of the major keys to success is surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who are on the same path. You can start forming your circle of individuals by attending the best networking events there are for Black professionals who seek the same relationships. Here are the conferences you should mark on your calendar for the […]

Former first lady Michelle Obama meets young girl who admired her painting

The National Portrait painting of Michelle Obama debuted in February. The former first lady of the United States of America discussed during her speech just how inspiring the art is to girls of color nationwide. “I’m also thinking about all of the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who, in years ahead, will […]

Civil engineer Kevin Bailey gives back through volunteerism

February is Black History Month. All month long, we are showcasing Black excellence from both men and women. These are leaders who are diligently working every day to make our communities great. Meet Kevin Bailey, the true definition of a quintessential Renaissance man who prides himself on family values and community service. Hailing from the […]

Yasmin Salina talks life after the Obama administration and the Hustlers Guild

Yasmin Salina Rana is a graduate of Alabama State University, where she received her B.A. in mass communications. Rana dedicated six years serving the Obama administration at both the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. During her tenure, she has served as a key point person in the Office of Management and Administration […]

Former President Barack Obama to get state holiday

The state of Illinois has voted to recognize former President Barack Obama with a state holiday. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed “Barack Obama Day” into law on Friday, NBC Chicago reports. The newest state holiday will be celebrated across Illinois on Aug. 4 (Obama’s birthday) every year, starting in 2018. The holiday will be “observed […]

Malia Obama ridiculed for dancing and rolling on the ground at Lollapallooza

Malia Obama took a moment to celebrate with friends at the 2017 Lollapallooza in Chicago. The 19-year-old daughter of Barack and Michele Obama witnessed acts such as Chance The Rapper, The Killers and she even took a photo with rapper Anime. However, Malia’s festival fun went viral after someone captured her dancing on video. On the […]

Barack Obama spilled genders of Jay Z and Beyonce’s twins?

Former President Barack Obama may have let the cat out of the bag when he congratulated Jay Z for a prestigious distinction recently. Obama recorded a video message lauding his friend Hov for being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. However, during the message, he may have broken major baby news when he said Jay was […]

Katy Perry gets dragged for Barack Obama joke

Katy Perry is seeking cover right now with all the incoming verbal missiles exploding around her after she made an “off-color” joke about former President Barack Obama. Perry has been courting trouble with her recent culture-appropriating behavior of rocking cornrows and gold teeth. Now she’s crossed the line, according to social media. The “Firework” singer raised […]

Seattle ‘teacher’ rants: Obama deported ‘many people,’ ‘White House must die’

[jwplatform BikHtzsc] No politician or police is safe from the verbal tongue lashing of this “preschool teacher” in Seattle who went on an f-bomb tirade against the White House and capitalism, who sported  a Black Lives Matter shirt. She was turnt up saying: “F*** white supremacy, f*** the U.S. empire, f*** your imperialist ass lives. That […]

If you follow @POTUS on Twitter you are now following Donald Trump

Inauguration day for the 45th President of the United States has taken on new meaning for nearly 14 million fans on Twitter. President Barack Obama is moving from @POTUS to @POTUS44. President-elect Donald J. Trump will take over the account once he is sworn in. Obama’s tweets will be archived. @POTUS has been Obama’s Twitter […]