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Barack Obama Is Campaigning For Your Vote This November. And It Is More Important Than Ever (Video)

Heart jumped when you read the title, right? Well, of course, President Obama is not running for the White House; the November vote having no bearing on the U.S. Presidency at all. However, he does want every American to vote this Fall. And he tells you why it is so important to do so; even though it is not for him, or for a new President… It is for YOU!

If you still don’t think the midterms will affect you, Barack Obama is back to spell out just how important they are.
– NowThis Opinions

Especially reaching out to the youngest voters. So many did not show at the polls.

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The Loving Generation: The Obama Era (Documentary)

Hmm… can a Black President actually be ‘politically black’ for real? What does that even mean? What did Barack Obama’s Presidency mean… to you?

“It was the first time I saw the nation recognize that I exist.”
Jaweer Brown

Great quote. We still have work to do, but great quote. And this documentary episode, too.

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The Obamas’ Last Christmas Weekly Address From The White House (Video)

Merry Christmas everybody!…Celebrating the holidays in the White House over these past eight years has been a true privilege. We’ve been able to welcome over half a million guests, our outstanding pastry chefs have baked 200,000 holiday cookies, and Barack has treated the American people to countless dad jokes. Although a few got a Frosty reception…

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate their final holiday season at the White House. In the above video, the Obamas lay out some of the country’s achievements over their terms in the White House, include some reminders of how great America is and can be, as well as a call to remember those who serve and protect the U.S. even over the holidays. Join them in supporting America’s service members and families, now and year-round, at JoiningForces.gov.

Merry Christmas, Mr. President & Madam First Lady.

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Marcus Garvey Inspired MLK & Mandela; Today His Son Is Asking President Obama To Pardon Him (Video)

“Today we look at another request for a presidential pardon, this one from the family of Marcus Garvey, a pioneering figure in the Black Freedom struggle in the early 20th century who inspired generations of civil rights activists around the world. In the 1920s, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover targeted Garvey for his political activity as a leader of the Pan-African movement. Garvey was convicted in 1923 on a charge of mail fraud and sentenced to five years in jail. His charges and conviction effectively ended Garvey’s political movement and eventually led to his deportation back to Jamaica. We speak to Marcus Garvey’s son, Dr. Julius Garvey, who is leading the Justice4Garvey effort.”

JUSTICE4GARVEY.COM

PART 2 OF THIS INVERVIEW AFTER THE JUMP BELOW…..
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Mr. Noah Goes To Washington: The Full President Obama Interview (Video)

Trevor Noah visits President Barack Obama at the White House for a special interview for The Daily Show. The two discuss Russia’s impact on the 2016 election, the state of the U.S. democracy, the incoming Trump administration, the future of Affordable Care, modern racism and more.

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President Obama: The Full Interview on ‘Real Time’ With Bill Maher (Video)

Well, here it is… After about 8 years of cosigning, campaigning, contributing and cajoling… Bill Maher gets a sit-down with the President Of The United States aka POTUS aka President Barack Hussein Obama!

President Barack Obama sits down with Bill Maher on the eve of the election to discuss the issues Real Time viewers care about. Original air date: November 4, 2016.

Great conversation! Cannot say it was worth the wait because a lot of this talk has been said by the President and his administration all along. After watching, you’ll probably agree that (while a studio appearance would have been awesome & appreciated) this choice of format and venue (directed Q&A at the White House with plenty of time to talk) was the best way to go. We get to hear all of what the President had to say in response to all of what Maher wanted to ask on his viewers’ behalf.

You REALLY want to watch the ENTIRE interview, especially if you are an American (regardless of party, belief, etc.).

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Comedy: Watch President Obama “Slow Jam the News” On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Video)

In short, climate change is real, healthcare is affordable, and love is love.
…Commander In Preach!

As much tongue-in-cheek, as cheeky humor, this sketch again allows President Obama to play ‘straight’ as he communicates his administration’s successes while Jimmy Fallon and Tariq go in with the silly singing; all backed by The Legendary Roots Crew. Guaranteed chuckles and kudos on the coolness of America’s Commander In Chief. All you gotta do is press play, baby.

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The Golden State Warriors Visit The White House And Get Roasted…By President Obama (Video)

Cool clip of the Golden State Warriors’ White House trip. Know who else is a trip? President Obama. He welcomed the NBA champs to the house, as is custom, and gave ’em a good ribbing. Steph will most def be working on his jump shot form thanks to The President’s wisecracks. Haaa!

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Inmates Watch And React To The VICE Special Report ‘Fixing The System’ (Video)

After finishing Fixing the System, our HBO special report about America’s broken criminal justice complex, VICE traveled back to El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, to screen the documentary for inmates and staff. We then asked them about President Obama’s historic visit to the prison and their thoughts on the documentary. Watch their reactions above.
– VICE

PREVIOUS: FIXING THE SYSTEM (FULL EPISODE)

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VICE Special Report: Fixing The System (Full Episode) [Video]

Just in case you missed it, we got that full episode of VICE on HBO’s Special Report featuring President Obama’s historic prison visit, meeting with federal inmates and his sit-down conversation on “Fixing The System.” But don’t just watch for the Prez. Informative and heartbreaking right from the start.

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The Moment President Obama First Meets Federal Inmates: Fixing the System (Trailer)

STOP and drop everything. Clear your Sunday night viewing schedule please!

Realize that President Obama doesn’t have to do this. The soon-to-be outgoing U.S. President meeting with prisoners who likely have no bearing on his political aspirations or the post-Presidency. Or does it? Watch Sunday (September 27, 2015) at 9 PM EST / 10 PM CST on HBO to see the full epic episode by VICE. In the trailer above, we see the moment that President Obama meets the inmates and sits down with them for an in-depth conversation.

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The ‘F*@k It’ List: President Obama Roasts Himself, Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden (Video)

The highlight of this news snip clip: President Obama’s new policy list (not a bucket list; but it rhymes with ‘bucket’). But there’s other good stuff in the brief video compilation, too. It was like the end of a ‘Barack Obama Roast’ at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He got shots in on e’erybody. Haaaaa!

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President Obama Calls On ‘Luther’, The Anger Translator, During Speech at WHCA Dinner (Video)

“Hold on to your lily white butts!”‘Luther’ The Anger Translator

This is classic!! America’s media pretty much has carte blanche in matters of merrymaking at The President’s expense. But imagine a comedy schtick that the President is actually in on! President Obama makes humorous remarks at the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) every year, sure. But this year, he “borrows” Keegan Michael Key (of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele”) to do his ‘Luther’ thing for some over-the-top hilarity. Journalists, politicians and celebrities at the dinner seemed to cheer as Key steps to the podium about as loud as you’d expect they would for The President. The routine the duo does is subdued (sorta) but what Key and President Obama pull off here… Well, this ought to show up in somebody’s history book! Enjoy.

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Cornel West: President Obama Doesn’t Belong On Any Shirt With Martin Luther King And Malcolm X (Video)

Well damn. No let up from the man Dr. Cornel West. Outspoken plainly spoken critiques of the current U.S. President from him can be found all over the Internet (like here); so this slant is not new. But go ahead and dash any hope of a for-the-Black overture coming from the people’s PhD for President Barack Obama. Whew. Once again, Democracy Now gives the pundit a platform to speak it how he sees it.

Barack Obama commits war crimes — Somalia, Yemen. He commits war crimes in Pakistan, Afghanistan,” West said. “Martin Luther King Jr. tried to keep a spotlight on war crimes, to keep track of the innocents killed … There is a major clash. That is why I tell my young brothers and sisters when they walk around with their little sweater Martin, Malcolm and Barack Obama, I say, ‘Please. That’s like Coltrane and Sarah Vaughan and Pat Boone. They are a very different tradition.’ We love brother Pat, but he doesn’t belong on that shirt and Barack Obama doesn’t belong on that shirt. Let’s be clear.”

READ: PRESIDENT OBAMA (DEMOCRACY NOW)

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Judge Mathis: Am I My Brother’s Keeper, Or My Brother’s Killer? (Video)

I have not watched Judge Mathis in quite some time, but this is some quality viewing. Speaking as a representative of The White House My Brother’s Keeper task force, TV judge Greg Mathis packages the problem of more and more Blacks dying at the hands of the authorities neatly; in a manner that is readily understood. He declares that addressing the root causes – lackluster education/training of disenfranchised people AND of cops among them – will not be easy, but it will be necessary. Take a look at the recommendations and personal appeal in Mathis’ video presentation above.

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President Obama Takes A Walk (Video)

File this under Very Cool! When we talk a walk, it’s good for us. Good for the folks we meet, I suppose. But… watch how these folks light up when President Barack Obama switches it up. Just strolling amongst the citizenry. If this doesn’t make you smile a bit, got bad news for you… you have a case of haterism… terminal… kill yourself.

Nah, don’t. But you will have to deal with knowing that the U.S. President is this loved.

The President was heading over to the nearby Department of the Interior and decided to break with tradition and take a Springtime walk. On the way, he got a chance to meet with all sorts of folks, who weren’t expecting to meet the President of the United States of America.

– The White House

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President Obama Does ‘Spot On’ Richard Sherman Rant at The White House Correspondents Dinner (Video)

To some it was funny. To others the epitome of athletic amplitude. However you viewed it, peep after the jump to view it again… for a frame of reference. Because above, the POTUS (e.g. President Obama) does a Richard Sherman (outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback) jokey-joke that lands! Pretty funny, Mr. President. Even Richard thought so.

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Comedy: President Barack Obama Gets ‘Between Two Ferns’ With Zach Galifianakis (Video)

“If I ran a third time, it’d be sort of like doing a third Hangover movie. It didn’t really work out very well, did it?”

President Barack Obama

Oh Snap! Yes, the real President Obama – not an impersonator – appeared on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. Usually it’s Zach making guests squirm and getting the overall upper hand; but not on the man Obama. The way this episode came off is nothing short of hilarious! The Prez even got in a plug for Healthcare.gov.

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Dr. Cornel West Speaks On Failures Of President Obama & Apathy In The Black Middle Class (Video)

George Zimmerman is a criminal. President Obama is a “global George Zimmerman” because he tries to rationalize the killing of innocent children…in the name of self defense…Pakistan, Somolia, Yemen.’

Dr. Cornell West

Well, damn. By now it is no secret that Dr. Cornell West is an outspoken critic of President Obama. He is not ‘holding his breath’ waiting for The U.S. President and Attorney General Eric Holder to ‘come through’ at the Federal Level on justice for Trayvon Martin or with regard to decriminalizing poor Black and Brown people. In the above video, West calls for people to get off the ‘Obama Plantation’… and that is not nearly the most scathing of his remarks. You’ve GOT to watch this!

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The Word: ‘Color-Bind’ on The Colbert Report (Video)

President Obama takes the first step in racial dialogue by discussing how it feels to be in a room full of White people who are scared of him.’

– The Colbert Report

Oh, Fox News! Only you would take serious commentary on being Black in America and dismiss the conversation as frivolous. Guess good ole boys will be good ole boys. Right, Bill O’Reilly? Bernard Goldberg? Actually reporting that questions on race are moot because [odds are] Black people are the ones committing violent crimes. Wowwww.

Don’t get mad though folks. Stephen Colbert hits ’em in the head with the brilliant/hilarious skit (above) about black men and racism. Have a chuckle at the Fox chuckle-heads’ expense.

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