LIVESTREAM: Barack Obama Gives Speech on Legacy of Nelson Mandela
The former president is live from Johannesburg, South Africa to commemorate what would be Mandela’s 100th birthday.
LIVESTREAM: Smithsonian Unveils Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits
Created by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, the images will hang in the National Portrait Gallery.
Mississippi School Drops Jefferson Davis Moniker to Honor Barack Obama
Starting in 2018, the students will attend Barack Obama International Baccalaureate Elementary School.
Barack and Michelle Obama Select Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to Paint National Gallery Portraits
The two visual artists will paint the first Black U.S. president and first lady for the Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
READ: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why Trump is 'The First White President'
“Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a Black president.”
Former White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett Reflects on Life, Politics in Upcoming Book
“I want to share the experiences, life lessons and values that have shaped who I am and my ideas for the future.”
How the World Views Trump's Presidency in One Crazy Chart
The Pew Research Center asked people in 37 countries how confident they are that President Donald Trump will “do the right thing.” Here’s how they responded.
Obamas Unveil Design, Goals for New Presidential Library
The former president and first lady envision the Obama Presidential Center as a “hub for the community.”
Trump Policies Hamper U.S. Ability to Meet Paris Climate Goals
A transition away from fossil fuels could boost the world economy by $19 trillion.
Obamas Ink Mammoth Book Deals with Penguin Random House
The former president and first lady signed book deals that reportedly total nearly $65 million.
Trump Removes Obama-Era Regulation on Coal Industry
It is the administration’s second repeal this week of climate regulation that was created by the last administration.
Trump Signs First Major Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Regulations
The president did say that for every new regulation, he’d remove at least two.
Trump Named as Defendant in Landmark Federal Climate Suit
Aji Piper, 16, plaintiff: “I am hopeful that our case will reverse or prevent all damage our current president may inflict.”
ICE Deports Mexican Mom, Separates Her From Children
“No one, no one, should go to through the pain of packing [their mother’s] suitcase,” said Guadalupe García de Rayos’s 14-year-old daughter.
Republicans Begin to Repeal Obama's Environmental Legacy
Goodbye, stream protection from coal mining and the disclosure of extraction companies’ payments to foreign entities.
How Your Faves Really Feel About the #Inauguration
The Obamas’ departure from the White House and Donald Trump’s first day as president compelled many entertainers of color to speak their minds on social media. They didn’t hold back.
President Obama Commutes More Sentences, Twitter Says #FreeEmAll
Will the president use his last days in office to free all political prisoners?
President Obama Transfers Half a Billion Into Climate Fund
The $500 million will help developing nations brace for and adapt to climate change.
President Obama Ends 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy for Cuban Immigrants
The decades-old policy allowed most Cuban immigrants to remain in the U.S., regardless of how they entered the country.
If You Only Watch One Moment From President Obama's Farewell Speech, Make It This One
“When minority groups voice discontent, they’re not just engaging in reverse racism or practicing political correctness. When they wage peaceful protest, they’re not demanding special treatment but the equal treatment that our founders promised.”