In case you missed it yesterday, Time released a photograph of 17-year old President Barack Obama at his high school prom!
Inauguration is Monday and is there any better way to celebrate than with an Inauguration playlist filled with President Obama’s favorite songs? Of course there isn’t. Get started on the festivities from now all the way to Monday with this playlist featured on Spotify here. The 16-track playlist includes John Legend’s “Ordinary People,” Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours),” and many more.
This apparently seems to be the photo of the day, but since I was away from Yow Yow! all day I am just now getting around to posting it. It’s appropriate because today President Obama was named Time’s Person of the Year 2012 and no one is more deserving enough for this title. It has been a difficult and challenging four years, but as a woman, a young adult, and a former college student, I am confident in saying that there is no one else that could have done this job better than him. He was the only candidate in my opinion that I believed had my best interests at heart. With that being said, this job and the person doing the job does not come without flaws.
Samantha and I once had a conversation about President Obama and the role of a President in general in which she had asked me if anyone has ever taken a before and after picture of a President at the start and end of his term.
“I bet you’d be able to see how much a President has aged in those four years due to all of the stress they’ve had and the responsibility they’ve taken on.”
And she’s right. There’s no before and after picture, but you can see it. You can even, at times, feel that President Obama has aged in the way he speaks. In addition to the interview and cover, TIME also featured 125 photographs of the President during his first term that Flavorwire has called both “adorable and heartbreaking.” You can view all of them here.
This is the second time that President Barack Obama has been named Time’s Person of the year.
In a blog post, Time managing editor Richard Stengel explains that Obama was chosen because he is a cultural figure as well as a political one: “There has been much talk of the coalition of the ascendant — young people, minorities, Hispanics, college-educated women — and in winning re-election, Obama showed that these fast-growing groups are not only the future but also the present,” he writes. “If his win in 2008 was extraordinary, then 2012 is confirmation that demographic change is here to stay.”
The election is heatin’ up y’all! President Obama explains the term ‘Romnesia.” LOLOLOL is all I have to say.
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Mitt Romney has adopted a slogan from the hit television series “Friday Night Lights” for his campaigning, but the show’s creator is less than thrilled about it even accusing Romney of plagiarism. Well, yeah.
The slogan reads: “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.”
Not only his show creator, Peter Berg, kind of livid about it, but he actually took matters into his own hands by writing a letter to Romney and he didn’t hold back.
Check out the full letter here.
I bet you didn’t think that something like this would exist, but it totally does. With the conventions happening these past couple of weeks, I have been starting to get a little bit more excited about all that has been going on. When I voted at 18, I was still pretty young and new to voting. I think I was mostly excited that I had the opportunity to vote. These days, I’m paying careful attention to the issues that not only affect me, but the ones that affect those that I care about.
All that aside, I’m not trying THIS post that serious. Check out the playlist compatible with Spotify, which I’m sure Obama’s marketing/publicity team created, but I like to think that he handpicked these songs himself.
It’s packed with artists that I can get behind like Wilco, Al Green, Florence, Arcade Fire, and more.
Oh my…at a fundraiser for Harlem’s Apollo Theater last night, President Obama took to the stage to singing the opening of Rev. Al Green’s hit song, “Let’s Stay Together.”
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The United Colors of Benetton certainly knows how to start up some controversy. Today, the retailer launched a series of images that feature recognized politicians from around the world smooching each other.
“Unhate is a message that invites us to consider that hate and love are not as far away from each other as we think,” the campaign’s website said. “Actually, the two opposing sentiments are often in a delicate and unstable balance. Our campaign promotes a shift in the balance: don’t hate, Unhate.”
Though they are known for their controversial ad campaigns, there is no denying that the retailer knows how to make a statement.