There are some big names in Oakland right now. Barack Obama, Stephen Curry, John Legend, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan and Karamo Brown are just a sampling of the long list of successful black men participating in the three-day MBK Rising event spawned by an Obama Foundation initiative dubbed My
Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits were unveiled yesterday in front of a crowd at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Like many good portraits, the occasion was packed with symbolism. For starters, they chose Abraham Lincoln’s birthday to unveil the paintings. Now, 153 years after the abolition of slavery in the
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In case you missed it, and really why wouldn’t you have, last weekend was the final White House correspondents’ dinner of Obama’s presidency. To celebrate the event, top-ranked white noise television channel C-Span broadcast the dinner live. Much to literally everyone’s surprise the dinner accidentally turned into something both entertaining
Over 10 million Americans are still unemployed. It’s bad, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We can thank those considerate people in Congress for making an already dire situation much worse when, in December 2013, they simply allowed the emergency unemployment benefits to expire for 1.4 million Americans.
Jon Stewart recently announced he will be holding The Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington D.C. on Oct. 30. But what is he implying? That other, recent political rallies, which happened to fall on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, displayed a distinct “loss”