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#ObamaOut: Celebrities Share Heartwarming Testimonies of Barack Obama’s Presidency

In November 2008, I crossed the threshold of the American dream and helped appoint President Barack Obama as the first Black President of the United States. A newly registered voter and a freshman at Howard University, it was nothing short of incredible. The joy in the air was tangible as students campus-wide cheered with pride…

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Solange Performs At President Obama’s Star Studded Farewell Party

Our very own Solange Knowles graced the stage at President Barack Obama’s farewell party with many familiar faces in attendance. The moment in which Solange took to instagram to marvel in, only comes once in a lifetime―if at all. She captioned her post, “The sound check of life…Was truly the ultimate, ultimate honor. Can’t even…

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Chance The Rapper Slated to Perform At White House Christmas Tree Lighting

When Chance The Rapper is not on tour, or giving his fans the opportunity to register to vote while at his concerts, the Chi-town rapper is being requested to perform at none other than the White House’s annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. Among Chance, Gospel songstress Yolanda Adams and Kelly Clarkson will both perform as well. Set…

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The Obamas Grace The Cover of The ‘Essence’ October Issue

As their last few months in the White House continue to pass by, the incomparable first family that is The Obamas are again exuding both grace and power in ESSENCE‘s October issue.  In the magazine, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama discuss living in the White House, the memories they will take with them and their hopes…

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Join The Young Obamas For Date Night In ‘Southside With You’ Preview

Having watched President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for the past eight years, we’ve all been given a window into who they are as a unit. We’ve witnessed their love for one another and through the efforts of Tika Sumpter, executive producer John Legend and director Richard Tanne, we will see how the ultimate power…

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Listen To President Obama’s Eclectic, Hand-Picked Summertime Playlists

Our favorite first family is leaving the White House soon, and they are certainly going out with a bang. After 8 years of unforgettable leadership, style, grace, and two recent phenomenal speeches at the DNC from both our President and First Lady, President Obama has released his long awaited “Summer Playlist.” Inspired by last year’s, which…

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President Obama Declares June 2016 ‘African American Music Appreciation Month’

Though his tenure is sadly coming to a close, President Barack Obama is going out with a bang. As if his efforts to reduce the deficit, release falsely sentenced incarcerated individuals, and keynote his most iconic SOTU address thus far wasn’t enough, President Obama has given us another month! On May 31, President Obama declared…

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The Obamas To Host International Jazz Day At The White House

In partnership with the Thelonius Monk Institute, our favorite first couple President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host International Jazz Day at the White House on April 29th. The concert, which will be televised on ABC on April 30th, will feature performances from some of music’s most talented, including Herbie Hancock, Sting,…

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Biopic Film ‘Barry’ To Depict A Young President Barack Obama

As we prepare for our beloved President Barack Obama to leave office, an upcoming independent biopic entitled Barry is in the making. Rising actor Devon Terrell, of HBO series Code of Conduct, is set to make his big screen debut snagging the lead role as Obama alongside The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy who will play a fellow student and…

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Thelma Golden Joins Board Of Directors For The Obama Foundation

Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, has been chosen by President Barack Obama to join the board of the Obama Foundation alongside political fundraiser Julianna Smoot and venture capitalist John Doerr. In 2010, Golden joined the Obama campaign for change after President Obama appointed her to the Committee for…

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