NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Beyonce answered critics of her Inauguration Day performance the best way she could — with another sterling performance of the national anthem. The difference? On Thursday, it was live: She admitted during her Super Bowl news conference that when she performed for President Barack Obama and the nation, she decided to […]
An $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot a 15-year-old honor student Tuesday in a Chicago park. Meanwhile, the girl’s parents, police and city leaders called for the community to help police identify the person responsible for the death of Hadiya Pendleton. Last week, the high […]
Al Green says if things had worked out, it would have been him serenading President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle at the inaugural ball. Jennifer Hudson sang Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together,” leaving many to wonder why the soul legend wasn’t singing his own hit for the first couple. In a statement to The […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — As crowds descended and the inauguration unfolded, a few museum curators in Washington kept watch for symbols and messages that would make history. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will open during President Barack Obama‘s second term, and one section will feature a large display about the first […]
In case you missed the President’s Inauguration speech, check out a special recap from the TJMS.
Huggy Lowdown jokes with the crew about what he noticed from the Inauguration.
Kevin Frazier recaps the President’s Inauguration balls including an unnamed drunk designer and more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inauguration balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years ago when she was new to Washington, the pomp and circumstance, and the fashion press. […]
We’ve watched the Obamas grow and evolve over the past four years into a great example of family. Here are a few of our favorite family moments caught during the president’s second inauguration. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama wave to the crowd during the Inaugural Parade. (Photo: AP) Sasha and Malia Obama take photos […]
For those few African Americans who claim they don’t feel the same sense of euphoria, think again: Monday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama was still all about making history. I’ve overheard some black residents of Washington, D.C. talking about how Obama’s inauguration was no longer important, or somehow insignificant, because we’ve been there, done that […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — They sat in wheelchairs as honored guests at President Barack Obama‘s second inaugural, attended to almost minute-by-minute by active duty members of the military. For these Tuskegee Airmen, members of the famed all-black unit of World War II and several years beyond, the tables surely turned. From the terrace of the Capitol, […]
Today marks the day that we observe the birthday of Nobel Peace Prize winner, scholar and activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The holiday symbolizes the struggle and courage of a civil rights leader who had hoped the nations would come together in peace. This is also the day that the nations’ first black president, […]