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9 Rare Photos of Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama's Journey To Win The White House

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9 Rare Photos of Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama's Journey To Win The White House

Before Barack Obama was elected as the first African American President of the United States in 2008, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 2004, became a father of two in 2001, a husband in 1992, and the first African American President of the Harvard Law Review in 1990. Here are a few rare photos that capture some of Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama's incredible journey to the White House.  The Obama family before Sasha was born in 2001.  Malia with her new baby sister, Sasha (2001).   Sasha Obama holding a sign of her father, Barack, for the...

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The Obamas Spent MLK Day At The Shelter Where They Donated Malia and Sasha's Swing Set

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The Obamas Spent MLK Day At The Shelter Where They Donated Malia and Sasha's Swing Set

In observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President and First Lady Obama decided to do their act of community service at Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter in Washington, D.C., where their daughters Malia and Sasha's White House swing set now resides. The First Couple bought the swing set (also known as "Malia and Sasha's Castle") for the girls back in 2009 to "make the White House feel more like home".  Last week, they donated it to the family shelter after the incoming administration denied the Obama's offer to keep it for the next first children.  As President Obama pushed one of...

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Happy Birthday Michelle Obama: 8 Quotes That Remind Us Why You'll Always Be Our First Lady

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Happy Birthday Michelle Obama: 8 Quotes That Remind Us Why You'll Always Be Our First Lady

First Lady Obama is celebrating her 53rd birthday today! For the past 8 years she has been an example of grace, grit, love, inspiration and overall Black Girl Magic. Although today is her last birthday in the White House, the lessons she taught us will always make her the first image that comes to mind when we think of what it means to be the First Lady of the United States. Today should officially, and forever be, "Mo Day!" Here are 8 quotes that capture some of the many ways that she taught us how to love ourselves, believe in ourselves, protect...

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Celebrate The Late Muhammad Ali's Birthday By Listening To Him Speak His Truth

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Celebrate The Late Muhammad Ali's Birthday By Listening To Him Speak His Truth

Today would have been boxing legend, Muhammad Ali's 75th birthday. In addition to being an activist, a three-time world heavyweight champion, and one of the greatest athletes of all time, Ali also had a powerful way with words. He recited short original verses to intimidate his opponents in the ring, and delivered impromptu poetry performances during interviews and events. From describing his greatness, to speaking out against social injustice, to sharing life lessons, Ali used his words to unapologetically express himself. Here's one of the many times he did just that.  Today and everyday, we honor and remember Muhammad Ali for leaving behind an...

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Black Excellence For The Win: Books by Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Sell Out On Amazon

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Black Excellence For The Win: Books by Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Sell Out On Amazon

  Photo credit: J. Scott Applewhite, AP As if we need any more proof of how great of an impact civil rights icon John Lewis has made and continues to make on the world. This weekend, Lewis' award-winning graphic novel "March", a trilogy series about the civil rights movement, soared to the number one spot on Amazon's Best Seller list. Last November, "March" won a National Book Award for Young People's Literature and became the first graphic novel to receive the honor. In addition to the novel selling out on Amazon overnight, Lewis' 1998 published biography, "Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement", became Amazon's second best...

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