POTUS

First, “reading” may be a little misleading. “Obama, An Intimate Portrait” is mostly photographs; over 300 of them, some never before published, culled from the nearly 2 million taken by Pete Souza, who was President Barack Obama’s Official White House Photographer for the entire 8 years that Obama was in office. There’s a bit of reading; […]

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have given us eight years filled with moments we will never forget. Watch the video above as we celebrate three of those moments: The Times You Made Us Believe In #BlackLove The Times You Brought Us Together The Times You Were The Epitome Of Cool What is […]

Rose believes that the rape accusations caused indelible harm to his image.

Ever since I first learned how, I’ve loved to read. I read nearly anything and everything that crosses my path, from the back of a cereal box to weighty academic publications (if I can get through them!) If I had to pick a favorite genre, it would be autobiographies of famous people, but by no […]

As his time in office comes closer to an end, the rush to create and release films about President Obama’s life is emerging faster than ever. A few weeks ago saw the debut of the John Legend produced film Southside With You, which focused on Barack and Michelle’s first date. Now there is a new […]

  essence.com 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 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 […]

President Barack Obama urged unity after a shooting on Sunday that killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ― the fourth incident of gun violence in just two weeks that he has addressed publicly. Speaking from the White House, Obama called on Americans to tamp down on divisive rhetoric, particularly given the Republican and Democratic conventions […]

From jazz to blues to hip hop, black music has touched, inspired and shaped the culture of millions around the world. In celebration of Black Music Month, President Obama issued a Proclamation to commemorate the contributions of black musicians and their art. “A vital part of our Nation’s proud heritage, African-American music exemplifies the creative […]

Rumor has it that the Obama family is eyeing a nine-bedroom $7 million mansion in the outskirts of Washington, D.C.

] Gayle King spoke with the president and the first lady live at the White House Sunday, right before the Super Bowl. Then we went to the Oval Office to discuss the president’s final months on the job. He is more reflective, opening up about how the role changed him and what stresses him out […]