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The President and Mrs. Obama have shown their love for black art (and artists)—from poetry and spoken word to actors and singers— throughout this most historic presidency.

Four of the “Final Five” Olympic gymnasts represented at the White House on Thursday (Sept. 29). Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and Madison Kocian joined the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams being honored by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their success in the Rio Olympic Games. Unfortunately, teammate Gabby Douglas was […]

90-year-old Opal Lee is walking to D.C to urge the US Congress to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance, before President Obama leaves office. “I started my walk September 1st. I started out thinking I need to see President Obama and ask him why. In all of the eight years he’s been in office he hasn’t […]

getty image: First Lady Michelle Obama will host the 2016 Kids’ “State Dinner,” welcoming the 56 winners of this year’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The aspiring young chefs and a parent or guardian will join the First Lady for a healthy lunch, featuring a selection of the winning recipes, and a performance by Walt Disney World […]

The Secret Service says the White House has returned to normal operations after being placed on lockdown early Monday afternoon. Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback says someone at about 12:15 p.m. threw a metal object over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue and was arrested without incident. Hoback did not identify the person, though a […]

Christian TV host and actress Candace Cameron Bure and her husband, former National Hockey League star Valeri Bure, have been invited as the special guests of Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) during their White House Correspondents’ dinner, which will be held on April 30. Bure is best known for her work on “The View” and the […]

President Barack Obama’s last Easter Egg Roll featured celebrities, a fun run and, of course, the Easter Bunny. The 138-year-old tradition took place on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday. More than 35,000 people attended the event. This year’s theme is “Let’s Celebrate!” This year included the first-ever White House Fun Run. […]

The children of world leaders — the ones who grow up in the constant glare of the spotlight their parents chose — constitute a special club. A few members of that elite group convened a meeting during Thursday night’s White House state dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. First daughters Sasha Obama, […]

President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to Ray Charles and the late singer-songwriter’s unmistakable “singular sound” that the president said continues to influence generations of musicians. Obama noted that Charles grew up in the segregated South, his early years colored by poverty and tragedy. But, the president said, Charles had two things working in his […]

White House photographer Pete Souza has been photographing President Barack Obama throughout his administration, and when it comes to picking photos for his “Year in…