Category: World News

Michael Steele Becomes RNC Committee Chairman — Did the Republicans Play the Race Card?

Michael Steele Becomes RNC Committee Chairman — Did the Republicans Play the Race Card?

Michael Steele, Republican National Committee Chairman ****** The Republican National Committee (RNC) has selected Michael Steele as its party chairman. Steele is the first Black to hold the office and will serve until January 2011. With Barack Obama as President and his election to this office, both major political parties in the United States (Democrats [...]

January 31, 2009 | 9 Comments More
Barack H. Obama is Sworn in as the 44th President of the United States

Barack H. Obama is Sworn in as the 44th President of the United States

Barack H. Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States as his wife Michelle Obama holds the Bible and their daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama look on, on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Chuck Kennedy-Pool/Getty Images) ********* We were there. Attended a ball. [...]

January 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Another First — Obama to Webcast Inaugural Ball

Another First — Obama to Webcast Inaugural Ball

On inauguration night, Barack and Michelle Obama will make their first stop – and dance their first dance – at a ball that will be Webcast to living rooms and community centers around the country as part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s plan to make this the most accessible swearing-in in history. (more)

January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

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January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Inaugural Poet Elizabeth Alexander

Inaugural Poet Elizabeth Alexander

After the Chief Justice administers the Oath of Office, the first person to speak to the American people and the world will be the new president. The second will be Elizabeth Alexander, whom President-elect Obama has chosen to read a poem she is composing for the momentous occasion. Dr. Alexander is no stranger to the [...]

January 20, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Obama Watch News Headlines January 19, 2009

Obama Watch News Headlines January 19, 2009

Obama Asks for Help Repairing Nation, Issues Call to Service Inauguration Crowd Will Test Cellphone Networks Big Turnout For Obama’s Former Pastor Democratic women cheer their own, and Obama too 6-year-old’s Obama rap video hot on YouTube Who makes the Obamas’ dance? Stevie Wonder! Barack Obama: “I’ll Have Trouble Sleeping the Night Before” Inauguration Obama [...]

January 19, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon — Power to Change: A Celebration of the 2008 Election

Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon — Power to Change: A Celebration of the 2008 Election

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 12 noon Please join us as we celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Obama and Democratic victories up and down the ticket, in blue states and red ones … the election of two new pro-choice Democratic women senators, two pro-choice Democratic women governors, and 12 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House [...]

January 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch News Headlines January 18, 2009

Obama Watch News Headlines January 18, 2009

Where to Watch Obama’s Inauguration on Jan. 20th Legoland swears in mini-Barack Obama in mock inauguration Obama train rolls into D.C.; now the pomp, pageantry, parties begin Obama Amazing Spider-Man Issue Fist-Bumps Media, Heads To Third Printing Obama aide: Military advisers to meet on first day New books about Obama Obama Souvenir Sales Turn President-Elect [...]

January 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Senate Panel Backs Clinton as Secretary of State

Senate Panel Backs Clinton as Secretary of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for Hillary Rodham Clinton to become the next secretary of state, with lawmakers saying they were hopeful her leadership would mark a turn from warfare toward diplomacy. The 16-1 approval by the committee paves the way for a full Senate vote after President-elect Barack ObamaRepublicans and [...]

January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
New Word — Bushed

New Word — Bushed

Bushed: When a person suffers from bad publicity and starts to look and sound like George Bush. Ex: You just got bushed. — Dante Lee ***** To read more about Bush’s final press conference, click here.

January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
The SoulBounce Guide to Soulful (and Affordable) Inauguration Events

The SoulBounce Guide to Soulful (and Affordable) Inauguration Events

The day that everyone has been waiting for is fast approaching: January 20, 2009. That is the day that President-elect Barack Obama will be inaugurated as President of the United States of America. Ever since his being elected on November 4th of last year, people have been clamoring to get to Washington, DC to witness [...]

January 14, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barack Obama’s Official Inaugural Balls

Barack Obama’s Official Inaugural Balls

Illustration from the Smithsonian Institution. The long-awaited list of official presidential inaugural balls – the only ones where President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are guaranteed to make an appearance – has finally been released. And if you’ve already bought a gown or rented a tux, bear in mind that almost all of [...]

January 14, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Shock and Awe

Shock and Awe

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December 18, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Harlem’s William J. Clinton Foundation Publishes Names of All Contributors on Foundation Website

Harlem’s William J. Clinton Foundation Publishes Names of All Contributors on Foundation Website

The William J. Clinton Foundation today published its list of all contributors since its inception in 1997, with gratitude for the contributions they have made to sustain the work of the Foundation and its charitable initiatives. The seven initiatives include: the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Hunter [...]

December 18, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Blackbird: The African American Web Browser and Philanthropry on the Web

Blackbird: The African American Web Browser and Philanthropry on the Web

Yeah, you read that right. Blackbird: African American web browser. First thought — Totally ignored it when I got the link. Some consider me a go-to-person on the web regarding Black folks, technology and social media. After several requests for thoughts and jokes about the browser, I thought I’d officially add my 2 cents. Check [...]

December 8, 2008 | 33 Comments More
The Tribeca Film Festival Expands to Qatar

The Tribeca Film Festival Expands to Qatar

Celebration at Qatar Museum of Islamic Art ***** Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), the organization dedicated to developing the cultural resources of Doha, (capital of Qatar) an Arabian Gulf state, as a platform for international dialogue and understanding, has announced an agreement with the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), to launch a world-class international film festival, Tribeca [...]

November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Al Gore to Join the Obama Administration

Al Gore to Join the Obama Administration

I look forward to serving in the Obama administration and while I cannot yet reveal what my exact role will be, I can assure you that President-Elect Obama and I are eager to get started building a new world. One that is green and sustainable. There is an economic crisis taking place in financial centers [...]

November 7, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Check Out Change.gov and Share Your Thoughts

Check Out Change.gov and Share Your Thoughts

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November 6, 2008 | 0 Comments More