Tag: Obama

New Robe, Who Dis? Trump’s Tax Appeal Is Going to a Court Headed By…Wait for It…Merrick Garland

Sen. Patrick Leahy,left, (D-Vt.), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, meets with then-U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Merrick Garland (R) in Leahy’s office at the U.S. Capitol September 8, 2016 in Washington, D.C.Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Remember Merrick Garland? He was just a regular judge who was about to gain judicial superpowers and […]

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Now That Obama Boulevard is Officially a Thing, Here’s How Los Angeles Plans to Celebrate

Photo: Streeter Lecka (Getty Images) On the 2018 Beyoncé-infused “Black Effect,” Jay-Z nonchalantly professed “I’m good on every MLK,” keenly aware that civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has roads sprinkled throughout the country carrying his namesake. But on the flip side, our forever president Barack Obama—whose own iconic status wasn’t solidified until January […]

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The Obamas Just Announced Seven New Movies and Series for Netflix

A year ago, the Barack and Michelle Obama announced that they’d be following up their massive, multi-million-dollar book deals with, uh, a massive Netflix deal. The streaming service basically gave the Obamas free rein to produce whatever film or TV projects their hearts desired under the pair’s new production banner, Higher Ground. Now the Obamas […]

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Beyoncé and Michelle Obama Are Drunk in Love

Image: Rob Carr (GETTY IMAGES) Beyoncé and Michelle Obama have been out in these streets hailing each other’s praises and it’s honestly the kind of content that makes paying my internet/phone bill worthwhile. Our FOREVER First Lady and the King of Music have been sharing sentiments that will warm the coldest hearts amongst us. Advertisement […]

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About that Trip to Cuba … Trump Delivers Another Blow to Obama Policy, Announces Limits on Travel to the Island

President Donald Trump smiles after signing policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) In what can only be considered a continuous effort by the Donald Trump administration to undo former president (and best president […]

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Trump Keeps Lying on Obama’s Good Name, Claims the Former President Separated Migrant Families at the Border

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) According to President Trump, former President Barack Obama is a Kenyan operative who used a fake birth certificate to run for office. Once elected, he took babies from migrant families attempting to cross the border into the United States and Trump is the one who stopped it. The latter is […]

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Finding My Voice: With Her New Memoir, Valerie Jarrett Shares the Wisdom of Life’s Many Chapters

Valerie Jarrett poses in front of the conference room that bears her name at the Chicago satellite of The Wing.Photo: Stacey Rupolo (Courtesy of The Wing) On a sunny Saturday morning in one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods (Fulton Market in the West Loop), passersby may have assumed the long line of mostly millennial-aged women winding […]

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Trump Administration Kills Major League Baseball’s Deal With Cuba Because It Hates Obama and Brown People

Pitcher Leandro Martinez #71 of Cuba throws in the top of the fifth inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Five between Netherlands and Cuba at the Tokyo Dome on March 15, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Matt Roberts (Getty Images) In a move that can only be described as Trump on his […]

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Hey, Joe Biden Black Women Aren’t Your Hood Ornament. Stacey Abrams Shuts Down VP Rumors: ‘You Don’t Run for Second Place’

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) I hate taking a victory lap all over your face, but I tired to tell y’all that old ass Joe Biden, who shouldn’t even be running for the damn phone, may have hit his head when it was reported that former President Obama’s BFF was mulling over choosing Stacey Abrams […]

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Dammit, Joe! Biden Possibly Running For White House in 2020. He Needs to Sit His Old Ass Down, Too

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden is looking like he’s going to add his name to the already crowded Democratic primary field and announce that he’s running for the party’s nomination and the chance to take down President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden reportedly said during a phone call […]

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CNN Focus Group Doesn’t Want Joe Biden to Run in 2020: ‘His Time Is Done’

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Well, if a CNN focus group is a small slice of America, then a small slice of America is done with Joe Biden and the former vice president’s flirtatious romance with running for president. Biden, who is seen by many political pundits as a potential front-runner should he decide to […]

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Barack Obama Calls Out Rappers For Their Toxic Masculinity: ‘You Seem Stressed’

[embedded content] Share This Video It’s no secret that former President Barack Obama is a big fan of hip-hop and vice versa, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have some critiques for rappers and the examples they set for their audience of young, Black men. During a My Brother’s Keeper town hall in My Brother’s […]

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

Photo: POOL (GETTY IMAGES) 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 […]

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Trump Is Falsely Claiming That Obama Said He Wanted To Start ‘A Big War’ With North Korea

Getty Image President Donald Trump made a shocking and bold claim during a spontaneous press conference at the White House Rose Garden on Friday. After signing his fake non-emergency national emergency that’s upsetting even Ann Coulter, Trump took questions from reporters, including one who asked about the progress in the denuclearization of North Korea. “A […]

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Trump Officially Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA

President Donald Trump nominated Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, setting him up to permanently fill a position he’s already occupied since July. Trump praised Wheeler in November his “fantastic job” as acting administrator of the EPA following the July 2018 resignation of the agency’s former scandal-ridden head, Scott Pruitt. […]

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Betsy DeVos to Pull Back Civil Rights Protections for Black Students Under the Guise of ‘Safety’

Photo: Getty Betsy DeVos continues her methodical dismantling of civil rights protections for vulnerable students, this time setting her sights on Obama-era guidelines put in place to protect black students from being disproportionately disciplined at school. As the Washington Post reports, a school safety commission formed shortly after February’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. is […]

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Michelle Obama Said She’d ‘Never Forgive’ Trump and Now He’s Pissed

Last year, Barack and Michelle Obama signed a massive, multimillion-dollar joint deal to write a pair of books for Penguin Random House. The former first lady’s memoir, Becoming, is finally due out next week—and it contains some pretty harsh words on Trump, the Washington Post reports. Obama slams Trump as a “misogynist,” remembering how she […]

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‘America Saw Him’: Black Journalists on Obama’s Victory, Ten Years Later

When it comes to epochal events, whether it’s the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. or the destruction of the Twin Towers, the go-to question to ask is always “Where were you?” But in a lot of ways, that’s pretty weak. The harder, more enlightening ask is “How did it feel?” That’s what I’m trying […]

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The Obamas Might Be Adapting A Book About The Trump Administration For Netflix

Getty Image Last May, Netflix announced at President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama had signed on to a “storytelling partnership” with the streaming giant. As for what that partnership would entail, both Netflix and the Obamas have kept quiet in the five months that have since passed. According to a new report at Deadline, however, […]

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