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 »

Jay-Z, Beyoncé Meet President Obama During White House Visit

By Rahman Dukes It was the president of rap meeting the President of the United States. During the Washington, D.C. leg of his trek in support of The Blueprint 3, the Carter administration (including Jay-Z, wife Beyoncé, her mom, tourmate Trey Songz and manager Kevin Liles) visited President Barack Obama at the one and only… 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 »

President Obama Will Not Leave Haiti Behind: The MTV News Quote Of The Day

“To the people of Haiti, we say clearly, and with conviction, you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten. In this, your hour of greatest need, America stands with you. The world stands with you. We know that you are a strong and resilient people. You have endured a history of slavery and… Read more »

President Obama’s ‘Lost’ Controversy: The Solution!

Throughout the first year of his historic presidency, Barack Obama has stared down a number of high-profile issues: His health care reform bill, national security, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and that whole beer summit dust-up. But he may be facing his most heated controversy yet. Because he wants to have the health care bill… Read more »

Justin Bieber Invades Washington, Meets President Obama

On Sunday night (December 13), our nation’s capital was invaded by Canadians. Well, one Canadian, actually: Justin Bieber, who joined Usher, Mary J. Blige, Rob Thomas, Sugarland and Neil Diamond for the annual “Christmas in Washington” special (which will air on Sunday, December 20 at 8 p.m. on TNT). The show celebrates the holiday season… Read more »

Obama Enters Nobel Peace Prize History: Wake-Up Video

President Barack Obama will receive his Nobel Peace Prize today, an award that recognizes exceptional progress and accomplishment on the international stage. There has been plenty of debate as to whether or not Obama deserved the award, but regardless, he’s receiving it on a day that holds a lot of history for the Nobel Prize…. Read more »

Obama On Letterman: ‘I Was Black Before The Election’

As part of his continued push to sell health care reform to the American public, Barack Obama did something that no sitting president has ever done before: He accepted the guest chair on “The Late Show with David Letterman” last night. The veteran host chatted with Obama about a number of issues, including the Joe…