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Book Review: Michael Eric Dyson’s ‘The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America’

“If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin.” President Obama’s empathy-filled words spoken after the murder of Travon Martin resonated deeply throughout black America. They conveyed a sense of “I feel what you feel” to African Americans […]

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Q&A: The Chosen Few DJs’ Alan King

Known as a “lawyer by day, DJ by night,” Alan King is one of Chicago’s original house music DJs and one of the early

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MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid Explores Race and Politics in New Book

On the “A" w/Souleo

The subject of race—and more specifically, how the U.S. addresses it—impacts all aspects of the 2016 presidential campaign. It is

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Event Recap: The 25th Annual Chosen Few Picnic

“When we first gathered behind the Museum of Science & Industry in 1990, we had no idea that our little ‘love fest’ would


If Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today…

Editor’s Note: contributor Joe Walker imagines what an interview with Dr. King would be like were he still with us in 2015. Security is tight

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President Obama: Terms & Conditions

President Barack Obama’s most dedicated supporters like to mention the extent his hair has grayed since taking his place in the Oval Office in 2008.

Obama Inauguration’s Inaugural Ball Playlist

In honor of President Barack Obama's second-term achievement, it is only fitting to celebrate! Since the Commander in Chief's re-election back on

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No Love??!

Who were you expecting?  Jesus Christ?  Did you assume once former Illinois senator Barack Obama assumed the role of United States President he’d next give sight to the


Janelle Monae Gracious For Obama, Talks Accomplishments

With 2012 being an election year, Janelle Monàe is voicing her support for current president Barack Obama, crediting him for “change.” The “Tight Rope” hitmaker was invited


Janelle Monae Fulfills President Obama’s Personal Request

At the recent White House State dinner, President Barack Obama made a special request of Janelle Monae. The president and First Lady Michelle Obama personally

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