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President Obama Remembers “Bloody Sunday” 50 Years Later In Selma, Alabama! #RSMS #DishNation

[Tweet "President Obama Remembers “Bloody Sunday” 50 Years Later In Selma, Alabama! #RSMS #DishNation"] Fifty years ago, African-American protesters were beaten as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge fighting for their civil rights. In his speech at the bridge, President Obama challenged Congress to restore the protections of the Voting Rights Bill, some of which were struck down by the Supreme Court. Bill Plante reports. Presented by WSHH

President Obama Reveals How FLOTUS Feels About #EMPIRE [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Although the first family has their hands tied running the nation, they still find time to watch some TV. President Barack Obama joined us on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” where we asked him about the new hit show “Empire.” Listen to the audio player to hear him reveal if he watches the show, and what first lady Michelle Obama thinks about it. In addition, we get to know more about the president as he tells us his favorite old school candy, what gets him in trouble the most with Michelle Obama, and more in this candid exclusive interview! Your browser does not support iframes. Get more of our hot interviews here and listen to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” weekdays from 6-10 a.m. EST! Presented by The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Article Suggests Obama Assassination Would Be His Fault

So the Secret Service is out here slipping! They allowed an armed man with a criminal record for three different assaults to get into an elevator with President Obama during a September 16th trip to Atlanta to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This clearly violated the Secret Service protocol and what’s worse is that reportedly President Obama wasn’t even told about the breach in security. Director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson testified claiming that she briefed the president, when she did not. “I believe the President’s security was unnecessarily compromised,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CNN. “A convict with a gun in an elevator with the President put his life in danger. The Director should have informed the President, yet she testified she did not. Did she lie to Congress or fail to inform the President?” White House officials admitted on Tuesday that they missed three chances to catch the intruder, who somehow managed to break into the White House. It was revealed on The Washington Post that the man carrying the gun is a security contractor. Wait, what? He worked at the White House? Sounds like this man has been plotting this for a while. We wonder how long he’s had the job? The private contractor first aroused the agents’ concerns when he acted oddly and did not comply with their orders to stop using a cellphone camera to record the president in the elevator, according to the people familiar with the incident. Then when the elevator opened, Obama left with most of his agents and a few stayed behind with the intruder to question him and run a national database check on him. Under a security measure called the Arm’s Reach [...]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What’s Up With Security Breaches At The White House?

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the North Portico doors before officers stopped him. Another man tried to access the White House on Saturday. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (Avis Jones-DeWeever, George Curryand Staci Johnson) discuss the latest security breach at the White House. Should we be concerned with President Obama and the First Family’s safety? Your browser does not support iframes. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.  Presented by The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

By |September 23rd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pharrell Critiques Obama’s Handling Of Mike Brown’s Death, Ferguson

In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Pharrell Williams shared his thoughts on the police killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown and the unrest the followed in Ferguson, Mo. During the talk with Lemon, Williams’ comments touched on everything from respectability politics to President Obama’s role in the matter. “I’m disappointed in the way that it was handled from the government side,” said Williams. “I think that the officer should be punished, because that was excessive force—all those shots, where those shots were, the idea that the child laid on the ground, he’s a child, I know he’s 6’2 or 6’3, he’s a child.”The singer/producer also took the opportunity to criticize the way the media painted the narrative around protests in Ferguson. “I was disappointed that while we had so much peaceful protesting going on, what the media chose to cover, most of all, and highlight, was the random few people that threw molotov cocktails, the random few people that had guns on them… the rioting that was going on, the looting of the stores and the looting of the stores in our own neighborhoods,” he said. “I’m not telling you to do it nowhere else but damn, why are you doing it in your own neighborhood?”Presented by The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

By |September 12th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

President Obama Reveals His Biggest Regret

If President Barack Obama could turn back the hands of time, he says he’d spend more time with his mother. The POTUS shared his biggest regret with students at the University of Malaya in Malaysia on Sunday. “I regret not having spent more time with my mother, because she died early, she got cancer right around when she was my age. Actually, it happened very fast, in about six months,” he said of his mom Ann Dunham, who passed away from ovarian cancer in 1995 at age 53. “There was a stretch of time from when I was, let’s say, 20 until I was 30, where I was so busy with my own life that I didn’t always reach out and communicate with her and ask her how she was doing and tell her about things,” he continued. “I was nice and I’d call and write once in a while. But this goes to what I was saying earlier about what you remember in the end I think is the people you love. I realized that I didn’t – every single day, or at least more often – just spend time with her and find out what she was thinking and what she was doing, because she had been such an important part of my life.” He went on to say that his behavior stemmed from his “complicated” family life, growing up without a father and “sometimes I was enjoying life too much.” “You have to focus more on what kind of influence and impact are you going to have on other people’s lives,” he told the young scholars. He added that family is the most significant source of his happiness, and “feeling as if I’ve been [...]

By |April 29th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

President Obama Laughs At Himself After Meeting One Of His Best Impersonators [VIDEO]

President Obama meet President Obama! The POTUS let out a good laugh when he met one of his best impersonators at the White House’s first-ever digital summit this week. “You’re going to have to get some gray hair,” Mr. Obama told Iman Crosson, a YouTube celebrity known as Alphacat. “I used to look like you.” “It was just a mind-blowing moment,” Crosson said of the experience. “I’ve been doing this for so many years…to be in his office, doing a impression of him, for him.” Crosson was just one of many YouTube personalities invited to the Oval Office to brainstorm ways to promote Obama’s health care plan. Their goal was to come up with strategic ways to get young Americans signed up before a March 31 deadline. According to Variety, other digital stars in attendance included: Mark Douglas, Todd Womack and Ben Relles of BarelyPolitical, which created the “Obama Girl” viral video in 2008; Hannah Hart, creator of the “Drunk Kitchen” series; Michael Stephens of VSauce; Peter Shuckoff and Lloyd Ahlquist of Epic Rap Battles of History; Tyler Oakley; Funny or Die’s Rachel Goldenberg, who has produced videos about the Affordable Care Act videos with celebs such as Jennifer Hudson, Eddie George and Olivia Wilde; and Mickey Meyer and Daniel Kellison of comedy network Jash, which features original content from talent including Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera. Check out the hilarious clip from the meet-up below: Presented by Myeisha Essex and The Rickey Smiley Morning Show