Thursday, 17 January 2013 21:26
In a move that's reportedly supported by the MPAA, NAB, NCTA and Independent Film & Television Alliance, President Obama requested today that the Center for Disease Control begin research on the "the relationship between video games, media images and violence." According to Deadline, the move comes after the President revealed 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence, the biggest gun-control push in U.S. history. "We don’t benefit from ignorance," the President said in his announcement. [Read More]
Saturday, 29 December 2012 21:06
The threat of the fiscal cliff has been buzzing for weeks, but what will happen if lawmakers can't agree on a plan? Jennifer Westhoven takes a look at how the fiscal cliff could affect you. Your paychecks could immediately get knocked if there's no change in what could happen in the payroll tax," she notes. She adds a lot of businesses have already slowed down in fear of the cliff. Enjoy.
Monday, 17 December 2012 05:18
Bill Clinton is headed to HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, legendary director Martin Scorsese is set to produce and direct a documentary about the former President for the cable network. The telepic will explore Clinton's views on "history, politics, culture and the world, both while he was in office and in the years since," and be produced with Clinton's full cooperation and support. [Read More]
Friday, 09 November 2012 22:06
After a grueling campaign, and a thrilling re-election victory on Tuesday night -- President Obama visited his campaign office to thank all the staff and volunteers. There’s no need for a description here. Just watch the 5-minute clip. Oh and at around the 3 minute mark, don’t fight the waterworks. There’s no way you can not be touched by the words of a leader who not only believes in his power and responsibility to leave a mark. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 15:07
President Barack Obama tells supporters "the best is yet to come" in his victory address in Chicago. After a close race, Obama thanked “every American who participated in this election” as he spoke in Illinois on Tuesday night. Obama won re-election on November 6th, beating out rival former Gov. Mitt Romney. Of winning re-election, the president said in his remarks, “I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever.” Enjoy.
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 21:43
President Barack Obama has had a tradition since entering political office. He plays pickup basketball in his hometown of Chicago every Election Day. Obama sent out an email recently to get a couple of his buddies together, like former Duke Blue Devil Reggie Love, to organize a game of ball. Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said of the ritual: “We made the mistake of not playing basketball once. We won’t make that mistake again.” The President lost the 2008 New Hampshire primary to Hilary Clinton because he didn't play a game of hoops. We would pay good money to hear the POTUS talk trash in a game of 21. Streetball is an American tradition.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 19:17
Despite high levels of unemployment, polls show the president still has support among black voters. But will turnout be as strong as 2008? Despite the disappointments about President Barack Obama’s agenda, there’s still a widespread feeling that Obama’s election and his presidency really have had an impact on the black community.
Monday, 15 October 2012 17:17
With the election right around the corner, Jay-Z has once again endorsed President Barack Obama. In this clip, Hov urges all people to get out and vote on November 6th. You have to wonder if one day Jay takes a turn into politics himself. "For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote. I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn't believe that their voice mattered or counted." Enjoy.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 20:14
It seems as though Stacey Dash bravely jumped in the crossfire this week after she made the decision to publicly announce that she was voting for Mitt Romney via her Twitter account. For days following her announcement, she was tweeted hate-filled messages, that included the cliche’ Clueless tweets from people who were appalled that she was voting for a Republican. Most of the hate seemed to stem from the fact that she was a black woman, working in Hollywood, that wasn’t voting for President Obama, however, there were also a lot of people who stepped up in her support.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 19:38
A new wave of GOP-inspired voter ID laws purport to aim to prevent in-person voter fraud. But in-person voter fraud basically never happens. So why are so many states passing these laws? In this amusing—and occasionally obscene—video comedian Sarah Silverman breaks down the absurdity of the new wave of laws, makes clear their true intent and suggests resources to counter this blatant Republican effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans.