Last Sunday, President Barack Obama was the commencement speaker at Rutgers University’s 250th Commencement. During his speech, he offered the graduates encouraging words of wisdom as they moved to the future, and he also talked about politics, of course.
Opiod addiction almost silently grew from a troubling problem to a nationwide epidemic that’s taken and damaged far too many lives. To help address this issue, President Barack Obama sat down with Macklemore to deliver a message about opiod addiction and how far it can truly reach.
Some would say that Donald Trump’s presidential run has an overreaching effect on U.S. politics as a whole, inviting damaging rhetoric and hatred to be shared on the largest political stages possible. If they were looking for evidence to support their observation, they need look no further than Florida.
Carlos Beruff, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, was videotaped giving a speech where he attacked President Barack Obama’s policies and went as far as to call him “an animal” not once, but twice.
This past Saturday, Larry Wilore, host of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, stole the show from President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Obama spent his portion of the annual roast – which was his last – taking jabs at presidential candidates on both sides of party lines.
Wilmore then followed up with his own roast, which included both laughs and awkward silences from the audience as he touched on racism and questionable journalistic practices. But at the end of his speech, he turned towards Obama and said, “So Mr. President I’m going to keep it 100: Yo Barry, you did it my nigga. You did it.”
The people of Flint, MI have been understandably distrusting of local government officials’ claims that their tap water was clean enough to drink even with the use of filters. To help sway locals, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been drinking the same filtered water for weeks (even though this hasn’t been enough to keep residents from booing him at a recent press conference). He’s now gotten one of the best cosigns he could’ve asked for.
President Barack Obama announced that he’d be visiting Flint, MI in a letter to an 8-year-old girl commonly known as “Little Miss Flint.” During his visit on Wednesday (May 5), Obama spoke to reporters and drank a glass of Flint’s filtered water to let people know it was safe.
President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama shared today that their oldest daughter, Malia Obama, will be attending Harvard University in fall 2017 after taking a gap year, the White House announced on Sunday.
A long list of people have either sent support to or actually touched down in Flint, Michigan following the recent water crisis that affected so many of its citizens. But an 8-year-old girl may be responsible for bringing the biggest name yet.
Mari Copeny, unofficially known as “Little Miss Flint,” wrote a letter to President Barack Obama if she could meet him or the first lady during her visit to Washington D.C. In a response, Obama did her one better and said that he’s proud of her for speaking out “on behalf of children of Flint” and gave her an exclusive heads up that he’ll be visiting on May 4.
One could claim it’s hyperbole to say that everyone is a Prince fan, but it’s getting harder to deny. With his passing on Thursday, millions of people grieved both privately and publicly, including many celebrities. But, to top the list, President Obama released a written statement to mark Prince’s passing and called him an “electrifying performer” among many other compliments.
President Obama is very passionate about creating mentoring programs for young people, especially young men, of color. His newest promotional video called “The Mentorship” – a feature for his My Brother’s Keeper initiative – features one of the most well-known faces in professional sports today: Steph Curry of the record-breaking Golden State Warriors. What is best about the short clip is the comedic relationship between Obama and Curry even when the President tries to improve Curry’s jump shot.
President Barack Obama is one of the, if not the, most sought after speakers for college graduations in the country. So much so, that he denies far more requests than the three or so he schedules a year. This year, he’ll start off his final commencement speech tour at Howard University on May 7, according to CNN. This will be his third commencement at an HBCU.