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President Obama Calls Orlando Shooting ‘An Act of Terrorism and An Act of Hate’

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"We have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be." - Pres. Obama

President Obama Will Deliver Howard University’s Commencement Address

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This year’s Howard University graduation is about to be LIT because President Obama will be sending the class of 2016 off with some words of wisdom. Earlier today, Howard president Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick announced the president would be speaking at this year’s ceremony on...

Bill Clinton: President Obama’s ‘Awful Legacy of Last 8 Years’

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Hillary Clinton never has to talk dirty about President Obama, because her husband is out here doing her dirty work for her. During a rally held in Spokane, Washington on Monday, the former president had some slick comments to make about Obama, but of course...

President Obama And Misty Copeland Discuss Race, Body Image And #BlackGirlMagic At The White House

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In a rare ESSENCE exclusive moderated by TIME reporter Maya Rhodan, President Obama and American Ballet Theater prima Ballerina Misty Copeland spoke candidly about their personal experiences with racism and shared their opinions on the importance of activism and social movements like ‘Black Girl Magic’,...