If there’s one thing we know about the Queen of Soul, it’s that she loved a “lewk.” Aside from her often extravagant stage attire, Aretha Franklin was fond of a dramatic gesture—the tossing of a train, the shedding of a fur—because, as our loyal reader TheRealMarthaJones3.0 accurately noted, “Auntie understood DRAMA!…
The last time we saw America’s royal family they were dancing to the sounds of Jay and Bey (arguably America’s other royal family). Since leaving the White House the Obamas are not going back and forth with you niggas, they are living their best life.
So on Saturday night, Twitter lit up with videos of our favorite uncle, forever President Barack Obama, jamming it out during the D.C. leg of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour.
Our forever first lady, Michelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama, aka the literal manifestation of black girl magic, and exhibit A-Z of why you should listen to and trust black women, has launched an initiative to encourage the youth to vote. Look at who your president currently is. Voting is important!
#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…
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!
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 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.
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. …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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 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.
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).
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…