Tag: Obama

Forever President Barack Obama Warns 2020 Democrats Voters ‘Don’t Want to See Crazy Stuff’

Will some that old black magic work this time around? One can only hope it does. If any one can make it happen, it would be Barack Hussein Obama. Black America’s Forever President made an appearance at a Washington D.C. fundraiser Friday night. Advertisement There, he doled out some advice to a room of well-heeled […]

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Partnership on AI’s Terah Lyons talks ethics washing, moonshots, and power

There’s no organization in the world quite like the Partnership on AI. Formed in September 2016 by a coalition of the largest tech companies in AI — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft — it is a nonprofit organization that advises corporations and governments on AI policy and seeks to answer big questions about […]

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Maggie Rogers Screamed After Seeing Her Song On Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist

Getty Image Barack Obama has graced the nation with another iteration of his curated playlists. Each year, the former president collects and publishes a playlist of the music he’s been listening to. The latest playlist featured “some new, some old, some fast, some slow” tracks from Lizzo, Lil Nas X, DJ Khaled, Mac Miller, and […]

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ICE Keeps Arresting Prominent Immigration Activists. They Think They’re Being Targeted.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Since President Trump took office, ICE has arrested at least 20 undocumented activists. As that figure continues to rise, advocates across the country increasingly worry they’re being targeted because of their activism — not their immigration status. Marcos Baltazar, an undocumented immigrant […]

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Obama’s New Documentary Is Great. It Also Reveals Why He’s Out of Touch

Ever since leaving the White House, Barack Obama has kept a fairly low profile. But his latest venture suggests he’s interested in getting back into the fray. On Wednesday, Higher Ground, the new Netflix-partnered production company he founded with his wife Michelle, debuted its first project: a documentary called American Factory that’s aimed squarely at […]

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Where’s the Hat Headed? Obama Makes a Formal Request for Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration Hat

Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) It’s hard to believe it’s been just over a year since the world lost the voice and unforgettable presence known as the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. But as the battle over the diva’s […]

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Trump Continues to Take Credit for Forever-President Obama’s Work

Photo: Jeff Swensen (Getty Images) Here’s the Trump presidency in a snapshot: If there is an issue, blame former President Barack Obama and his administration. If there is a triumph that spills over from the previous presidency, take all the credit. And when not doing either, systematically work to undo the previous administration’s legacy. On […]

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Barack Obama Wrote A Stirring Statement About The Mass Shootings, Making Twitter Miss Him All Over Again

Getty Image Following a weekend terrorized by two separate mass shootings, Americans turned to their leaders for help. Instead, they got Donald J. Trump, giving a robotic, low-energy, noticeably scripted speech in which he got one of the cities wrong. So it was with great relief that, Monday afternoon, another American president released a statement […]

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New Barack Obama Statue Includes a Surprise Dose of Black Girl Magic

Photo: Marcelo del Pozo (Getty Images) I’ve never spent a day of my life in South Dakota, but artist James Van Nuys just provided a compelling incentive to do so. On Saturday, the 64-year-old sculptor revealed the latest addition to Rapid City’s City of Presidents project—a life-size sculpture of our forever President Barack Obama. KOTA […]

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‘I Thought I Was Meeting A Nerd:’ Michelle Obama Shares Her First Time Meeting Barack Obama

Image: Chip Somodevilla (GETTY IMAGES) Like I’ve said before, the America in which I reside is currently single and is using this time to rediscover itself after the Obamas’ departure from the blackest administration in history. We currently don’t have a president, so America is currently swiping right to find a love that’ll give it […]

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Trump Trying to Explain Why His Job Numbers Aren’t Better Than Obama’s: A Story Told in Gifs

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Donald Trump is a liar. He’s not even a skilled liar. He’s just a regular old run-of-the-mill liar you could find in any mall in America. He’s the Marshalls of liars. He’s the intramural, coed, every person has to play five minutes basketball league of liars. So when Trump claims […]

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The Obamas Are Set To Start Making Podcasts For Spotify In Yet Another Streaming Deal

Getty Image Producing at least seven television series and films as part of their massive Netflix deal isn’t all that President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are doing for streaming. On Thursday, Spotify announced that the former First Family’s production company, Higher Ground, had signed a new deal for exclusively producing podcasts for the audio […]

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Barack Obama And Drake Met Up Prior To Game 2 Of The NBA Finals

Getty Image The Raptors hosted the Warriors on Sunday in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, and after Toronto took a 1-0 series lead with an impressive performance in Game 1, the intrigue for the second game was sky high. The usual suspects were always going to be hanging around, like Drake, but Game 2 […]

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