Last year Michelle Obama founded a nonpartisan organization called “When We All Vote,” to get folks fired up and excited to vote. Mrs. Obama recently announced seven new co-chairs joining her org. Chair of the Board Valerie Jarrett says that studies show one fifth of eligible voters aren’t voting and 43% of registered voters didn’t […]

Vernon D. Jarrett was a pioneering Chicago journalist and education advocate who for over five decades stood as a pillar for excellence in Black journalism. Jarrett was born on June 19, 1918 in Salisbury, Tenn. Jarrett attended Knoxville College on a football scholarship, graduating in 1941. In 1946, he began his journalism career in Chicago […]

Former government official, Valerie Jarrett has just released a book that details her journey to greatness. It’s called Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward and she says her daughter is the person who encouraged her to write it. One day as they were talking her daughter asked what she’d […]

Valerie Jarrett served as the senior adviser to President of the United States Barack Obama and is now a part of Michelle Obama‘s “When We All Vote” campaign. There are people who say they don’t vote because things never change and to the Jarrett says, “the only way things change is if we vote.” Things […]

It’s almost as if she likes stepping in doo-doo … on purpose! We’re referring to Roseanne Barr who, for some unknown reason, won’t just leave well enough alone regarding the situation she put herself in when she sent out a racist tweet about former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett in May. As a result of her stupid stunt ABC […]

NEW YORK (AP) — An old picture of Roseanne Barr dressed as Adolf Hitler, wearing a swastika and pulling burnt cookies from an oven, splashed on the front of the New York Daily News Wednesday like a neon sign asking ABC executives: What were you thinking? Given Barr’s past incidents of bad behavior and questionable […]

It didn’t matter that star actress Roseanne Barr surged into full apology mode Tuesday after tweeting a bizarre racist rant saying Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, looks like a “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”   I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Valerie Jarrett, one of Barack Obama’s closest and longest-serving aides during his presidency, has a book deal. Viking told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Jarrett is working on a book that will combine personal history and civic advice. The book is currently untitled and scheduled for 2019. “I don’t want […]

  Roland Martin talks to Valerie Jarrett, senior Adviser to President Obama about his final State of the Union scheduled to air this week. “You know how much he loves the opportunity to address Congress but he loves speaking to the American people. The President will honor and focus the attention on what we can […]

Valerie Jarrett (pictured left), one of President Barack Obama‘s longest-serving advisers and confidantes, will be delving in to her ancestral DNA on tonight’s “Finding Your…

Rapper Nas makes history on Tuesday’s episode of Finding Your Roots. “We introduced Nas to five generations – we’ve never been able to do this before for any African American – five generations of his enslaved ancestors,” host Henry Louis Gates, Jr., told the Television Critics Association in July. “And we showed him an extremely […]

Roland Martin talks to Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett about the huge issue of sexual assault on college campuses. “Starting a few years ago the Vice President gave very clear direction that this was an issue and we were going to hold them accountable. This campaing is not soley based on the administration being […]