President Barack Obama will give his farewell speech to thousands of his supporters on Tuesday in Chicago to highlight his administration’s accomplishments over the last eight years. While Obama is set to hand off the reigns of the presidency at noon on Jan. 20 to Donald Trump, Obama leaves office relatively popular with a 55 […]

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama delivered their final Christmastime weekly address on Saturday, wishing families across the U.S. a joyous holiday. The Obamas are continuing their annual tradition of spending Christmas in Hawaii, where they will remain until after New Year’s. In their weekly address, the President and First Lady look back […]

In a joint interview with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for this week’s People cover story, FLOTUS breaks her silence on President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, and what she did immediately after it happened. “I went to bed. I don’t like to watch the political discourse; I never have,” Obama tells People, adding […]

President Obama will be in Cleveland on Friday to campaign for Hilary Clinton.  That will mean some traffic closures as you make your way into downtown. Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Lakeside Avenue will be closed at Ontario Street and West Mall Drive.  Local through traffic will be permitted. […]

President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in Cleveland to campaign for Hillary Clinton next week. Obama will visit Oct. 14 at a time and location to be announced. Those interested in attending can sign up on Clinton’s campaign site here. source:

On October, 3, 1992, the First Couple tied the knot. So, in honor of the @POTUS and @FLOTUS’ milestone, take a look back at some of their sweetest moments together. The First LadyVerified account @FLOTUS · 6 Apr 2015 Knockouts. #GimmeFive#EasterEggRoll President ObamaVerified account @POTUS · 26 Jun 2015 So inspired by the grace shown […]

President Barack Obama is planning to leave his presidency with a bang… In conjunction with the American Film Institute, the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities, and South by Southwest (SXSW), Obama will host South by South Lawn, a one-day festival on the South Lawn of the White House on October 3rd. The President was inspired by his trip […] President Barack Obama’s time in office is coming to a close, andEssence is honoring the POTUS, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama, by making them the cover stars of their October issue. In the cover story, which arrives on September 9, the Obamas discuss the importance of their time in the White […]

President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentences of 111 federal inmates convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, including three from northeast Ohio. Obama has called for phasing out strict sentences for drug offenses. The White House says Obama has granted a total of 673 commutations. More than a third of the recipients were serving life […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In the late 80’s, a beautiful, hard-working, family-oriented Michelle Robinson told her mother she was going to concentrate on her law career and not worry about dating. She was 25 and had just finished her first year as an associate at Sidley & Austin, a corporate law firm in her home town […]

Tika Sumpter has produced her first film, and stars in it, too. Southside With You is a romantic drama, in theaters Friday, about a fictionalized first date between the real president and first lady. Sumpter plays Michelle Robinson, a standout young legal associate who agrees to spend an afternoon with her junior colleague, Barack Obama. […]

President Obama is once again sharing his summer picks — an eclectic mix of hand-selected tracks on two lists that take listeners from day to night. The vacation playlists feature legendary songs from Prince and Aretha Franklin, some more recent tracks from hip hop artists like Common and Chance the Rapper and the musical styles of […]