Report: Kanye West Allowed to Perform, Not to Advise Obama at DNC Fundraiser

This year’s Democratic National Committee fundraiser will feature Kanye West, everybody’s new favorite presidential hopeful, as its headlining performer. And given Yeezy’s recently announced plans to run for office in 2020, this gig might seem an opportune time to talk shop with President Obama, who will also be in… »9/29/15 10:30am9/29/15 10:30am

President Obama Meets With Oldest Living Woman Veteran 

President Obama met on Friday with the oldest living woman veteran. Emma Didlake, a spritely 110-years-old, joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943, she was 38 when she joined. Didlake served as driver during World War II, and after the war became active in the Civil Rights movement. According to the White… »7/18/15 11:15am7/18/15 11:15am

Pres. Obama: There Is No Way To Revoke Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom

At a press conference on July 15, President Barack Obama was asked about his opinion regarding whether Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom should be revoked following his admission that he drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women. In his response, Obama managed to get his opinion across without explicitly… »7/15/15 5:30pm7/15/15 5:30pm

Philadelphia Mayor Drops the Mic On 'Rapper's Delight' With The Roots

This weekend was a big one for America. Not only did we celebrate Independence Day by getting hella drunk and enjoying our freedom to throw up on the shoes of strangers, but a very important politician dropped the mic on a rap classic. You’ve got to see Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter just kill “Rapper’s Delight.” »7/06/15 12:50pm7/06/15 12:50pm

The Power and Sadness of a Black President's Call for Grace 

On Friday, South Carolina Senator and Rev. Clementa Pinckney was memorialized in a packed auditorium at the College Of Charleston. As his wife and two young daughters sat and suffered what must be the worst moment of their short lives, President Obama delivered Pinckney’s eulogy with fervor and deliberation. It was… »6/27/15 3:45pm6/27/15 3:45pm

Watch Obama Lead Charleston's Emanuel AME in Singing 'Amazing Grace'

Barack Obama’s eulogy for South Carolina State Senator and Emanuel AME Reverend Clementa Pinckney, delivered on the heels of a historic stretch of American tragedy and renewal, was a defining moment of his Presidency—as well as the ragged, bloody, gorgeous reckoning with social justice that’s been forced into the… »6/26/15 3:50pm6/26/15 3:50pm