Barack Obama’s Kalamazoo Commencement Speech: Backstage With The Star Of The Winning Video

Xavier Bolden is the star of Kalamazoo Central High School’s “We Are The Giants” video, which bested entries from more than 1,000 schools and won the White House’s “Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge.” So Bolden was partially responsible for bringing President Barack Obama to town to give the commencement speech at Central’s… Read more »

Barack Obama’s Kalamazoo Commencement Speech: A Busy Day With The Leader Of The Free World

Nicole Allen’s Monday started out like pretty much any other graduating high school senior’s: With an interview with Kalamazoo’s local CBS affiliate. Allen was one of several Kalamazoo Central High School students responsible for creating the winning entry in the White House’s “Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge,” a video called “We Are… Read more »

Barack Obama, Mikhail Gorbachev And Six Other Unusual Grammy Winners

This Sunday, the Grammy Awards will be given out for the 52nd time. Over their lifespan, nearly 8,000 tiny Victrolas have been given out to all manner of artists. This weekend’s show is one of the more youth-driven and star-studded in recent memory, with Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Dave Matthews Band and the Black… Read more »

Kanye West Interrupts Barack Obama In VMA Mashup

The public discourse has been all about interruptions lately. Just last week, President Barack Obama was delivering a speech about health care to a joint session of Congress when a heckler called out “You lie!” while he was attempting to debunk the myths created around health care reform. It was later revealed that the shout… Read more »

Tom Morello: Guitarist, Activist, Barack Obama Soundalike?

FROM BUZZWORTHY: Is it just me or does Tom Morello have the same voice as Barack Obama? I had to watch Street Sweeper Social Club’s interview twice because the first time I was so distracted by his presidential tone that I pretty much couldn’t concentrate on anything he said. The Rage Against The Machine /… Read more »

President Barack Obama Probably Not Going To Pass A Puff-Puff-Give Initiative

By Rya Backer President Barack Obama had an online town-hall meeting today, during which a wealth of causes and dilemmas alike were discussed, namely many of the issues that had been discussed during Tuesday’s televised press conference. However, what made the event unique was that anyone was welcome to ask a question — a liberty… Read more »

Need Help On Your NCAA Bracket? Barack Obama And Lil Wayne Have Your Back!

By Nick Neofitidis I can hear my man Dicky V. now: “Oh, baby, what a play!” “Unbelievable, baby!” Makes my heart ache and my soul illuminate. That’s right, kids: It’s NCAA March Madness time! The tourney started today at 12:20 p.m. ET, and we here at MTV News are ready to go. We have submitted… Read more »

Is President Barack Obama Growing A Mustache?

Last night, while millions of Americans listened intently to Barack Obama’s plan for lasting prosperity, I, too, sat transfixed. But not so much by his words, exceptional though they were. Rather, I was fascinated by the situation that’s apparently developing on his upper lip. Now, it might’ve been due to the HD set I was… Read more »