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Jun 19, 2019.

The President Had Us All in Tears During His #ObamaFarewell Address

The President Had Us All in Tears During His #ObamaFarewell Address

The Obama farewell wasn’t a funeral. Far from it. In fact, it was a revival.

At the close of a historic two-term presidency, as the nation’s first African-American president of the United States, Barack Obama had one last benevolent act: to remind the country not to give up on hope or the belief that it could create change.

Despite the enthusiastic cheering from the audience at Chicago’s...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Feb 20, 2019. 19 comments

Leave Malia Obama the Hell Alone and Let Her Enjoy Life (and Facebook)

Leave Malia Obama the Hell Alone and Let Her Enjoy Life (and Facebook)

Malia Obama continues to be photographed minding her black-ass business—this time, the 20-year-old college student was seen drinking out of a bottle of rosé during a weekend spent in Miami with friends.

Shudder at the thought of a bottle of rosé being in Miami, which is obviously the epicenter for wholesome good times and mild-mannered frivolity. In college at this age, I was drinking...

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Apr 25, 2018.

8 Years a President: Thoughts on 2 Terms of a Black President and Black First Family  

8 Years a President: Thoughts on 2 Terms of a Black President and Black First Family
 

It’s a tall task to assess the entirety of President Barack Obama’s two terms in office, to cull an ultimate judgment from all the success and missteps of his administration, and then measure that against the unprecedented obstructions it faced.

One can point to the decline in deficit and the growth of gross domestic product, or to the country’s continued economic expansion in step with a drop...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Aug 29, 2017. 6 comments

Maybe Katy Perry Is Just an Asshole

Maybe Katy Perry Is Just an Asshole

All over the internet, people have been blasting the dead-behind-the-eyes Dollar Tree version of a pop princess known as Katy Perry for the shade she threw at former President Barack Obama in a recent social media post.

In an Instagram Live post last week, Perry was addressing the criticism surrounding her recent Justin Beiber-like haircut:

“Someone said, ‘I miss your old black hair,’” the...

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Chanté Griffin Chanté Griffin Aug 21, 2017.

President Obama and First Lady, Please Do These 10 Blackest Things Before You Leave

President Obama and First Lady, Please Do These 10 Blackest Things Before You Leave

The Obamas haven’t been the typical presidential family. From moving Michelle’s mama into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to hosting rappers and poetry sessions, this couple has done away with tradition and brought some much-needed life (and color) to the White House.

Now, with only a few months until they leave the Oval Office, there are 10 more things that we, the black people, need the Obamas to do...

Sep 06, 2016.

‘I Wanted to Be a Part of History’: What It Means to Work for the 1st Black President

‘I Wanted to Be a Part of History’: What It Means to Work for the 1st Black President

When he was a teenager, Gregory Lorjuste didn’t dream of working in the White House someday. “Politics wasn’t discussed at our kitchen table when I was growing up,” he said in a recent interview. “We talked about work and putting food on the table.”

Until the latter years of high school, he didn’t have college on his agenda but had planned to follow in his father’s footsteps as an automobile...

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