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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’,...

This Artist’s Drawing of The Obamas Is Absolute Perfection

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We’ve been a fan of Nicholle Kobi’s art for a while now, but her recent drawing of the Obamas at the recent White House State Dinner is absolute perfection.  A photo posted by Nicholle Kobi יהוה עליון (@nichollekobi) on Mar 12, 2016 at 1:37pm PST Kobi, a...

The Obamas Will Be Staying in D.C. After President’s Term Ends

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President Obama and the First Lady have their daughter Sasha in mind when it comes to where they plan on living after his term in office ends. According to CNN, the family will stay in D.C., so Sasha can finish up high school. “We’re going...

President Obama Nominates Dr. Carla Hayden to Be First Black, Female Librarian of Congress

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President Obama just nominated Dr. Carla Hayden to be the 14th Librarian of Congress. If approved, Hayden would be the first woman and first Black person to lead the organization since it was established in 1800. Currently, Hayden is the chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library...