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When You're Black and in America, Even Victories Sometimes Feel Like Defeats When You're Black and in America, Even Victories Sometimes Feel Like Defeats

There was a moment — a few moments, actually — directly following Barack Obama’s win in 2008 when I think I felt how it feels to be a white American. I’ve never actually been white, so this thought is based on a generous presumption. But when I think of whiteness in a micro context and how whiteness must allow white…

No More Sneak Dissing: Wakandan President Barack Obama Calls Trump Out By Name No More Sneak Dissing: Wakandan President Barack Obama Calls Trump Out By Name

For the first time since leaving office, former president of the United States and current president of Wakanda, Barack Obama, has publicly called the devil by his birth name.

Rahm Bows Out Rahm Bows Out

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a press conference Tuesday morning that he will not seek re-election for a third term.

Barack Obama Delivers Touching Eulogy at John McCain's Funeral Barack Obama Delivers Touching Eulogy at John McCain's Funeral

Former President Barack Obama remembered Sen. John McCain as an honorable man who made him a better president during his eulogy at the Arizona lawmaker’s funeral Saturday.

John McCain Was a White American Hero John McCain Was a White American Hero

John McCain was a white American man, whose whiteness and Americanness and maleness were his most prominent and predictable characteristics. He was also considered to be a hero. Barack Obama spoke on McCain’s “courage to put the greater good above our own.” Joe Biden remarked that McCain’s life was “proof that some…

John McCain Requests Former Rivals, Barack Obama, George W. Bush to Eulogize Him at Funeral John McCain Requests Former Rivals, Barack Obama, George W. Bush to Eulogize Him at Funeral

I’m of the contention that we should generally be judged or even rated as humans by the best—and not worst—thing we’ve ever done. So I have no problems with the recently deceased Senator from Arizona, John McCain, a flawed, fallible white man from America, being assessed honestly.

Here's What the Last American President Who Read a Book Is Reading This Summer Here's What the Last American President Who Read a Book Is Reading This Summer

By now, we’re well acquainted with the fact that Barack Obama loves a list.

Will Aretha's Most Iconic Hat Become a Part of Obama's Legacy? Will Aretha's Most Iconic Hat Become a Part of Obama's Legacy?

If there’s one thing we know about the Queen of Soul, it’s that she loved a “lewk.” Aside from her often extravagant stage attire, Aretha Franklin was fond of a dramatic gesture—the tossing of a train, the shedding of a fur—because, as our loyal reader TheRealMarthaJones3.0 accurately noted, “Auntie understood DRAMA!…

Barack Obama Reminds America What a Real President Looks Like, Endorses 81 Candidates Barack Obama Reminds America What a Real President Looks Like, Endorses 81 Candidates

The last time we saw America’s royal family they were dancing to the sounds of Jay and Bey (arguably America’s other royal family). Since leaving the White House the Obamas are not going back and forth with you niggas, they are living their best life.

Barack Obama Is Out Here Looking Like Our Favorite Uncle Jamming Out at the OTRII Concert in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama Is Out Here Looking Like Our Favorite Uncle Jamming Out at the OTRII Concert in Washington, D.C.

So on Saturday night, Twitter lit up with videos of our favorite uncle, forever President Barack Obama, jamming it out during the D.C. leg of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour.

Unfortunately, Michelle Obama is Not Running For President, But She's All About Voting

Our forever first lady, Michelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama, aka the literal manifestation of black girl magic, and exhibit A-Z of why you should listen to and trust black women, has launched an initiative to encourage the youth to vote. Look at who your president currently is. Voting is important!

'Men Have Been Getting On My Nerves Lately': Barack Obama, Forever a Mood, Speaks Out For the Empowerment of Women in South Africa  'Men Have Been Getting On My Nerves Lately': Barack Obama, Forever a Mood, Speaks Out For the Empowerment of Women in South Africa 

#StillMyPresident Barack Obama has always had a way with words, even if he is only paraphrasing or repeating thoughts that others have long expressed. And while giving a speech at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, the former president became a whole ass mood after succinctly summing up many…

Barack Obama Takes Shots at Donald Trump During Nelson Mandela Lecture

On Tuesday, in a speech in Johannesburg, South Africa, former President Barack Obama said—in so many words—what we’ve all been thinking: Not today, Trump!

Barack Obama Visits Kenya, Plans to Help His Sister Launch a Training Center Barack Obama Visits Kenya, Plans to Help His Sister Launch a Training Center

Former U.S. President Barack Obama visited Africa for the first time since he was in office to help his half-sister launch a sports and training center.

It’s Been a Lousy Week in Politics, and Some of It Is Obama’s Fault It’s Been a Lousy Week in Politics, and Some of It Is Obama’s Fault

It’s been a horrible week in politics, and it just keeps getting worse. Now, I don’t entirely agree with my colleague Terrell J. Starr’s assessment from yesterday.

NABJ’s Executive Director Resigns NABJ’s Executive Director Resigns

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Daddy’s Girl: Words to Make the Men Who Raise Queens Feel Like Kings Daddy’s Girl: Words to Make the Men Who Raise Queens Feel Like Kings

Father’s Day is here. It’s time to let the love flow in both word and deed in celebration of real men. I’m talking about men who do the work of raising their own biological children and even sometimes, perhaps more significantly, the kids who are not theirs by blood but who belong to them through the power of love. …

Obama Doesn’t Owe This Country Shit Obama Doesn’t Owe This Country Shit

Barack Obama is not your Magical Negro. I know y’all want him to be, but you have to give the man a break. He just got out of one of the most abusive eight-year relationships imaginable. I’m sure he needs some time to decompress.

People Are Big Mad Over Netflix’s Production Deal With the Obamas  People Are Big Mad Over Netflix’s Production Deal With the Obamas 

The haters are always gonna hate, and it seems that some people are really big mad that Netflix linked to Barack and Michelle Obama with a deal to produce original TV shows and movies with the streaming service.

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