15-Year Old Girl Killed in Chicago After Performing At President Obama’s Inauguration

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CHICAGO – Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who performed at President Obama’s recent inauguration, was shot and killed in Chicago as she talked with her friends. Witnesses say she and her friends were in a park when suddenly a man opened fire on the group, and Hadiya was shot in the back as she tried […]

Obama Opens Second Term with a Bold Return to His Base

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WASHINGTON — Rejecting calls for him to move closer toward his Republican critics, a confident President Barack H. Obama kicked off his second term on Monday by making an impassioned plea for a more inclusive America. “It is not our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began,” Obama said in his inaugural speech. […]

Beyonce to Perform at Obama Inauguration

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama can expect some sweet serenades at his inauguration ceremony, with hit-makers Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor scheduled to perform. Planners of the Jan. 21 event announced Wednesday that Beyonce will sing the national anthem, Clarkson will perform “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and Taylor will sing “America the Beautiful.” […]

Inaugural Ball Featuring Vivian Green Supports HBCU Students

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WASHINGTON – The HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball returns on Sunday, January 20, 2013 with their 2nd presidential inaugural celebration in the swank Grand Ballroom of the Sphinx Club located at 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Commencing at 8:00PM in the evening, R&B chanteuse, Vivian Green (Emotional Rollercoaster) will headline the formal affair with […]

Are Blacks Alone In Their Exicitement Over Obama’s Second Inaugural?

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WASHINGTON – Four years and one re-election after Barack Obama became America’s first black president, some of the thrill is gone. Yes, the inauguration of a U.S. president is still a big deal. But the ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won’t be the heady, historic affair it was in 2009, when […]