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Confirmed! Malia Obama Worked On ‘Extant’ Production

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Last week, rumors began to swirl that President Obama’s oldest daughter Malia had traveled to Hollywood to work as a production assistant on CBS’s Halle Berry-lead sci-fi series Extant, and ET got to the bottom of the reporters on the red carpet at the show’s premiere party at the Los Angeles Science Center.

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Only 1 of President Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’ is majority-Black

Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:

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President Barack Obama speaks about his Promise Zones Initiative, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Also on stage are representatives and community members from each of the five Zones. The Promise Zone Initiative is part of a plan to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the disproportionate impact of poverty found in African American communities, only one of President Barack Obama’s “Promise Zones,” is majority-Black, according to a new report.

A recent report by the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute, offered recommendations on the role the federal government should play in breaking barriers to social and economic mobility.

Earlier this year, President…

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Was President Obama Disrespected By Bill O’Reilly In Super Bowl Pre-Game Interview? [VIDEO]

Originally posted on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show:

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It’s no secret that Fox News is not a fan of President Barack Obama or his policies, but was Bill O’Reilly disrespectful in this pre-game Super Bowl interview? Or was Bill O’Reilly asking tough but important questions?

Watch the video and judge for yourself, and tell us what you think by voting in our poll.

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Young America Responds To The State Of The Union Address With Their Own

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Minutes after President Obama concluded his State of the Union Address last night, Phillip Agnew of the youth empowerment group, the Dream Defenders delivered the League of Young Voters’ first ever State of the Youth Address.

This address outlined the social justice priorities of millions of young voters of color. These priorities include issues that affect the urban community such as  gun violence, minimum wage, education, immigration, racial equality and more.

The State of the Youth Address is the postmortem to the League of Young Voters’ pre-State of the Union #BarackTalk Twitter Townhall where the League and additional civic engagement groups talked about issues anticipated for discussion for the State of the Union.  It allowed tthe younger generation to talk back to President Obama–raising their voices to make change in Washington, reflecting their standing in the 2014 political landscape.

The League meets young people where they are, works on issues…

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Joshua Black Compares Barack Obama to George Zimmerman

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

Joshua Black*Joshua Black knows most people don’t approve of him calling for the execution of President Barack Obama. And just so your clear, he doesn’t care.

Black, a Republican candidate for Florida’s state house, caused a stir when he tweeted on Monday that “It’s time to arrest” Obama and “hang him high.”

RELATED: Black GOP Candidate Calls for Execution of President Obama

Speaking with Tampa’s Fox Channel 13, Black maintained his stance on Obama, saying that the commander-in-chief is a war criminal and traitor who should be executed by “whatever method is applicable for the situation.”

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Blue Ivy And Beyonce Visit The White House [PHOTOS]

Originally posted on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show:

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The Carters go to Washington!  This past weekend, Beyonce and Jay-Zattended Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party and took Blue Ivy along for the ride.  The adorable tyke wore a frilly white party dress and had the run of the White House.

Mama Bey posted pics of their epic adventure on Instagram, confirming that Blue Ivy is indeed the luckiest little girl in the world:

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Blue Ivy checks out the White House Christmas tree:

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Blue Ivy plays with the First Dog, Bo:

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Michelle Obama Continues To Wow Us With New Education Initiative

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Michelle Obama is not only fighting childhood obesity these days. She has a new initiative and it’s all about getting more students on track to attend college.

According to the Associated Press, the First Lady is joining President Barack Obama’s efforts to boost the nation’s college graduation rate. The goal is to have highest percentage of college graduates by 2020.

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“No matter what the president does, no matter what your teachers and principals do, or whatever is going on in your home or neighborhood, the person with the biggest impact on your education is you,” Mrs. Obama told students at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. this week. “It’s going to take young people like all of you across the country stepping up and taking control of your education.”

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President Obama Presses Congress To Extend Unemployment Benefits

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In a speech on Tuesday from the White House, President Barack Obama urged Congress to come together in a bipartisan effort to extend emergency unemployment insurance to out of work Americans. Stressing the loss of benefits and its detrimental effect on the U.S. economy, the President’s measured approach was replete with direct shots at congressional leaders and their haggling over this issue.

SEE ALSO: Obama Eyes Modest Momentum On Capitol Hill In 2014

Speaking from the East Room and flanked by individuals who have suffered a loss of their Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits last last month, President Obama highlighted some of his administration’s accomplishments regarding the slowly strengthening economy. However, the tone changed drastically when the speech’s aims focused on the topic of extending unemployment benefits.

From the President’s speech:

Now, I’ve heard the argument that says extending unemployment insurance will somehow hurt the unemployed because it zaps their…

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O.J. Simpson Reportedly Has Brain Cancer, Asking President Obama For Clemency

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O.J. Simpson Reportedly Has Brain Cancer, Begs President Obama for Release

O.J. Simpson reportedly has brain cancer and is now asking President Obama to be released.

O.J. Simpson has reportedly asked President Obama to set him free so he can treat his life-threatening brain cancer outside prison.

In a story not published online but cited by various outlets including the Telegraph, the National Enquirer reports that Simpson is taking desperate measures to secure clemency after undergoing tests on a brain tumor.

The magazine quotes “a source close to” Simpson who said, “He put off the doctors for weeks after he first started experiencing the symptoms because he was afraid of what they would find.”

The 66-year-old has been in a Nevada prison since 2008, serving a 33-year sentence for assault, robbery and kidnapping.

The Washington Times reports that Simpson’s health has been deteriorating for years. “He’s gained weight since his imprisonment, and also suffers from blurred vision, stuttering and failing hearing,”…

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Snoop Dogg Visits The White House

Originally posted on 97.9 The Beat:

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