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Jay-Z and Beyonce To Host $40,000 Fundraiser for President Barack Obama September 18 at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club

Jay-Z and Beyoncé To Host Fundraiser For President Obama At $40K/Ticket

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been avid supporters of the President since 2008. The couple toured across the nation advocating for the President and challenging the youth to register to vote and support then-Senator Obama. This election year, they’re taking their support to another level by hosting a fundraiser to support the President at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club on September 18. The price for a ticket at this event is $40,000/ticket. The…

Nicki Minaj Confirms That Her Rap Lyrics On Lil Wayne's Recent Mixtape Aren't An Actual Romney Endorsement

Nicki Minaj Confirms She Is Not Endorsing Romney, Thanks President Obama

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After receiving a slew of backlash from fans and foes alike, Nicki Minaj took to her Twitter account to let the world know that she is not endorsing Mitt Romney for this year’s presidential race. In a song titled “Mercy” on Lil Wayne’s mixtape, Nicki Minaj says: ““I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney. You lazy b*tches is f*cking up the economy.” Following the lyrics, critics sent her messages via…

Former President Bill Clinton Allegedly Slammed President Obama In Racist Remarks

Former President Bill Clinton Allegedly Slams President Obama In Racist Remarks

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Reports are claiming that former President Bill Clinton made insensitive remarks about then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Clinton allegedly made the insensitive remark to Senator Ted Kennedy in 2008, while trying to convince him to endorse Hillary for the Democratic nomination, according to the New Yorker. Allegedly he said: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Clinton and President Obama are said to…

Dr. Wilmer Leon: If Obama Loses, do Black People Have a Plan B?

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  by Dr. Wilmer Leon       “Under the Obama administration, African-Americans are worse off economically, but where’s the outrage?”   As the country moves into the full-scale presidential election process, a troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African-American community. There’s a concerted effort by some to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well-thought-out analysis and criticism of the Obama administration.   I’ve written…

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on Pastors to Support Obama’s Backing of Gay Marriage

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Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined Rev. Al Sharpton in supporting President Obama’s call for support behind gay marriage.   Jackson even went so far as to compare the gay marriage issue to the fight against slavery and laws that kept blacks from marrying whites. “This is a bold step in the right direction for equal protection under the law for all citizens,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. Jackson then…

Politicians Deadlock On Bill To Lower Your Student Loans

Politicians Deadlock On Bill To Lower Your Student Loans

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Hope your federal student loans are paid off, because politicians appear deadlocked over legislation that would prevent your rates from doubling this July. A Senate bill to do so failed in a 52-45 vote along party lines Tuesday, failing to get the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster. Republicans objected to Democrats’ method of paying for the bill, namely closing tax loopholes enjoyed by S-corporations. Al Franken called that…

Republican Frontrunners, Romney & Santorum, join call for Trayvon Martin Investigation

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Republicans joined the call for an investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on Friday, adding rare, bipartisan support in the racially-charged case. The main Republican presidential contenders each decried the shooting of Martin, a 17-year-old African-American, allegedly by a neighborhood watch member, and joined with President Obama and other Democrats in supporting a Department of Justice investigation into the incident. “What happened to Trayvon Martin is a tragedy….

New Black Panther Party Issues “Wanted Dead or Alive” Poster for George Zimmerman

New Black Panther Party Issues “Wanted Dead or Alive” Poster for George Zimmerman

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    Thursday afternoon at a press conference, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago. Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain said he accosted what he alleges was a suspicious looking black male walking through his neighborhood. He further contends the man punched him, and bloodied his nose, so Zimmerman…

President Obama Responds To Deaf Student In Sign Language [VIDEO]

President Obama Responds To Deaf Student In Sign Language [VIDEO]

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  Lots of people get giddy following even the briefest encounters with a president. But one Washington-area college student was especially elated that President Obama understood what he was saying. Or signing. As first reported on Distriction, Stephon, a student at Prince George Community College, was standing in line after an event on energy policy with President Obama and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, waiting for a chance to shake hands…

Five States Where Obama Needs The African-American Vote The Most

Five States Where Obama Needs The African-American Vote The Most

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    President Obama’s campaign will likely need the kind of strong black turnout he received in 2008 to win re-election, particularly if some of the white independent voters who backed him four years ago opt for the Republican candidate because of frustration over the president’s tenure. Here’s a look at five states the president won in 2008 where the black vote is critical to his chances. 1. North Carolina…

Cee Lo Green Performs “F**k You,” Flips Off Crowd At Obama Fundraiser

Cee Lo Green Performs “F**k You,” Flips Off Crowd At Obama Fundraiser

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    Singer Cee Lo Green performs his hit tune “F**k You” at an Obama fundraiser in Atlanta on Friday. He uses the explicit lyrics before he uses the radio-friendly “Forget You” lyrics. President Obama speaks shortly after his performance. Source.

Wow: Most Mississippi Republicans Still Think Obama is a Muslim

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President Obama attended a Christian church, the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, for two decades.  If you ask Obama about his religious affiliation, he makes it clear that he’s a Christian.  But for some reason, people in Alabama, Mississippi and other states that have historically hated black people refuse to believe the president’s answer. Public Policy Polling (PPP) released a survey showing that the majority of GOP primary…

Dr. Boyce: How Does Pres. Obama Fit Into Black History?

Dr. Boyce: How Does Pres. Obama Fit Into Black History?

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    For many centuries, the epitome of African American achievement has been to become the first black president.  We once talked about it like it was the impossible dream, or the ultimate sign that we have arrived.  Well, Barack Obama didn’t just talk about the dream, he went out and turned it into a reality. So, here we are, with the keys to the Oval Office.  When the Obamas…

Farrakhan Speaks to a Crowd of Thousands in Chicago

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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke out to thousands in a broad speech at an annual convention. Farrakhan, now 78, dedicated a good deal of his speech to defending President Obama against right wing attacks. The Chicago leader used charts and slides to further demonstrate how right wing politicians and pundits have been consistently disparaging to the President and First Lady. “They have called President Barack Obama a racist,…

Dr. Boyce: So, Samuel L. Jackson Wants Obama to Act Like a N*gga

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In comments that are not likely to get a response from the White House, actor (and perhaps comedian) Samuel L. Jackson stated that he’d like to see President Obama transform into a n*gga during his second term.  He also said that Obama’s message meant nothing to him and that he voted for him solely because he’s black. “When it comes down to it, they wouldn’t have elected a N*gger. Because,…