Barack Obama surprises Michelle during her book tour (videos)

As if the audience couldn’t get enough of one Obama, with former first lady Michelle playing the role of resident rock-star with the best-selling book and sold-out national tour, they got two Obamas for the price of one. Former President Barack Obama surprised his wife and the audience when he appeared onstage during her talk […]

Roseanne apologizes to Valerie Jarrett on air, and then insults her again

Roseanne Barr is not winning. The actress and comedienne’s first live interview to discuss her race-tinged insult of former President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett was, as we say in hip-hop, “a fail.” Roseanne went on-air with Fox News, of course, to offer her mea culpa for posting a racist tweet about Jarrett, but […]

Roseanne on Valerie Jarrett: ‘I thought the b— was White’

Months after suffering abject humiliation and the loss of her eponymous TV show, Roseanne Barr is still trying to explain away her racist tweets about former President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. But Barr probably made herself look even more desperate and mentally challenged while repeatedly attempting to rationalize referring to Jarrett as an ape. […]

4 lessons the NFL could learn from ABC

Following Roseanne Barr’s obscenely offensive comments about President Barack Obama’s former senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, ABC took immediate and decisive action to demonstrate that her words describing an accomplished Black woman as an ape did not reflect the network’s values. The network’s cancellation of its highest rated show — a move that prioritized integrity and a commitment […]

More Roseanne Twitter rants: blames Ambien for racist tweets, blasts co-stars

Despite announcing that she was shutting down her Twitter page on Tuesday, controversial comedian Roseanne Barr went off on another prolonged tirade Wednesday, blaming Ambien for her racist tweets and telling her legion of fans, “I’m not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke.” She also blasted her co-stars for betraying her […]

Roseanne did not want to apologize for racist rant, celebs pounce

Roseanne’s online apology, scrambled together with haste after she compared former President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, is completely fake. This is according to RadarOnline, who reports the star comedian and actress Roseanne was reluctant to walk back her race-tinged rant. Barr, 65, disparaged Jarrett in a shocking tweet that sent social […]

Valerie Jarrett responds to Roseanne’s racist tweets about her

As pop culture watchers know by now, ABC canceled the reboot of the immensely popular sitcom “Roseanne,” after the show’s star, Rosanne Barr, promulgated racist rhetoric about the former senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett. Barr has since penned a hasty apology for her inflammatory denunciation of Jarrett and announced that she […]

Spelman College class of 2017: Valerie Jarrett speaks; meet the scholars

Valerie Jarrett, the longest-serving senior adviser to President Barack Obama, shared wisdom and perspectives about her leadership roles with 490 graduates of the Spelman College class of 2017 during her commencement address at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 21, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. She also received the National Community Service Award at […]

Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett will deliver Spelman’s commencement address

Valerie Jarrett, adviser to the Obama administration and civic leader, will address more than 490 graduates of the Spelman College class of 2017 and their families at the college’s 130th commencement ceremony Sunday, May 21, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. Jarrett will also receive the National Community Service Award. Jarrett, the longest-serving […]

Did President Obama's top aide, Valerie Jarrett, leak Hillary Clinton's email?

This past weekend President Barack Obama’s top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, was accused of leaking to the press that former first lady Hillary Clinton was using a personal email address during her time as Secretary of State. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday during the daily press briefing, it’s “baloney”. Sources told media […]

Women earn less than 77 percent what men earn; Obama pushes equal pay

Media outlets are acting as if equal pay for women is new to President Barack Obama’s agenda. We’re here to dispel the myth. The name Lilly Ledbetter has been the topic of the President’s conversations for quite some time. The scrutiny comes following his signing of an executive order which bans federal contractors from sanctioning […]

POTUS’ senior advisor Valerie Jarrett stops in Chicago’s Sir & Madame on Small Business Saturday

Yesterday was Small Business Saturday, and President Obama’s senior advisor and Chicago native, Valerie Jarrett, celebrated the day by shopping at a number of small businesses in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, including the popular clothing boutique Sir & Madame as pictured above. Jarrett shared the following message via her twitter account: Today I’m spending #SmallBusinessSaturday back […]

Alicia Keys Hosts ‘Women’s Vote’ Event for Obama

Grammy Award-winning songstress Alicia Keys will host President Obama’s Women Vote 2012 Summit in Philadelphia at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 16.  The event will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in  City center and is open anyone who wishes to attend. Keys will be joined by Democratic National Committee Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and […]

National Conference of Black Mayors in ATL; Pressing Issues Addressed

The National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) is hosting its 38th annual convention the week of May 30 – June 3, 2102 in the Capital of the South, Atlanta, and will feature a multiplicity of domestic and international dignitaries focusing on a myriad of vexing issues besetting the nation’s cities. In addition to Valerie B. Jarrett, senior […]

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  […]

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 White House Meets With HBCU Presidents; Future, Increased Funding on the Agenda

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s senior White House officials are meeting with the presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to discuss ways to create the most educated, competitive and diverse workforce in the world by 2020, one of the goals that Obama articulated during his historic 2008 presidential campaign. In order to accomplish this objective, […]

Black Women Must Follow Michelle Obama; Mediocrity Is Unacceptable

Black women in America have taken on leading roles. From sports to politics, from Venus and Serena Williams to first lady Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett, they’ve altered the face of tradition—al Americans in power. They’ve exhibited that women can be successful in multiple roles — mother, wife, caregiver and, sometimes, breadwinner — while hurdling the […]