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'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

3 Months After That Letter, the Other Shoe Drops

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.

Barack and Michelle Obama Have Signed a Multiyear Production Deal With Netflix, Hopefully Ending Our Withdrawal Symptoms  Barack and Michelle Obama Have Signed a Multiyear Production Deal With Netflix, Hopefully Ending Our Withdrawal Symptoms 

If you have missed getting your fill of common sense and decency since the only first couple that matters left the White House in January 2017, your waiting may soon be over.

Even Melania Trump Misses Former President Barack ‘T’Challa’ Obama Even Melania Trump Misses Former President Barack ‘T’Challa’ Obama

On Saturday, while President Donald von Lazy ThotFace Trump was chilling at his Florida plantation hideaway revamped to look like a luxe golf course, his wife was attending the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

Like Everything Else, Trump Wrecks Travel to Cuba, Too Like Everything Else, Trump Wrecks Travel to Cuba, Too

If you’re like me, practically all of your friends, associates and even one rogue co-worker took a trip to Cuba in the last year (only one, however, brought this writer back a cigar, ahem). Without exception, all loved the island nation filled with black people, salsa and respite from life in the United States, rolled…

In Event Honoring MLK, Bernie Sanders’ Comments on Race and Barack Obama Raise Eyebrows In Event Honoring MLK, Bernie Sanders’ Comments on Race and Barack Obama Raise Eyebrows

There’s a lot to appreciate about Sen. Bernie Sanders, a longtime public servant who’s helped propel truly progressive policies, like a $15 minimum wage and universal health care, into the mainstream political conversation.

Michelle Obama Compares Trump Administration to Irresponsible Parent Who Lets Kids ‘Eat Candy All Day, Not Follow the Rules’ Michelle Obama Compares Trump Administration to Irresponsible Parent Who Lets Kids ‘Eat Candy All Day, Not Follow the Rules’

Michelle Obama has a few choice words about the Trump administration, especially in comparison with her husband’s presidency, one that was more like having a “responsible parent” caring for the household.

Things About You That No One Actually Gives a Shit About, Ranked Things About You That No One Actually Gives a Shit About, Ranked

15. Your dreams (and not like your hopes and dreams and shit—people should care about those—but the dream you had last night about clowns and chicken-fried tofu. No one cares).

‘Young People Like You Have Led the Way in Making America Better’: Barack and Michelle Obama Write Letter to Parkland, Fla., Students  ‘Young People Like You Have Led the Way in Making America Better’: Barack and Michelle Obama Write Letter to Parkland, Fla., Students 

In the wake of the horrific Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent the students a heartfelt, handwritten note, expressing how inspired they were by the determination and resilience of student protesters…

In Putin’s Circle, Obama Was the 'N-Word’ In Putin’s Circle, Obama Was the 'N-Word’

Book Cites Contempt From Both Russian, Trump

SZA, the Most Relatable Pop Star on the Planet, Was Just as Mad as You Were About Her Grammy Losses SZA, the Most Relatable Pop Star on the Planet, Was Just as Mad as You Were About Her Grammy Losses

A month after being snubbed at the Grammys, SZA has two new interviews (and one major cover) out that have all but solidified her status as one of the most relatable chart-toppers in the game right now.

Who’s Slept With More Women: Donald Trump While Married or Wilt Chamberlain? Who’s Slept With More Women: Donald Trump While Married or Wilt Chamberlain?

It’s telling how fascinated Donald Trump and the people connected to him seem to be with the suspected sexual prowess and/or deviance of black men.

Lerone Bennett, Ebony Editor and Historian, Dies Lerone Bennett, Ebony Editor and Historian, Dies

One of 20th Century’s Most Influential Journalists

Barack Obama Tried to Warn Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on How to Handle Donald Trump Barack Obama Tried to Warn Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on How to Handle Donald Trump

Barack Obama knew about being an exceptional president. He also knew what type of asshole was succeeding him, so he tried to give then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus Repeat a heads-up on what his job would require.

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