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Color on the Cover: The ‘Latina Justice’ Sonia Sotomayor on Time Magazine

time-magazine-cover-june82009-soniasotomayor President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor makes her cover girl debut on the June 8th issue of Time magazine, which proclaims the Bronx-bred Puerto Rican the "Latina Justice." Like himself, Obama chose a justice with an extraordinary journey, one from Puerto Rico to the Bronx to the Ivy Leagues of Princeton then Yale Law. “I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, business and government,” Sotomayor said in her press conference earlier this week.
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ObamaNation: President Barack Obama Ready to Remake America

barack-obama-inauguration Barack Obama was sworn in today as the 44th president of the United States. In his inaugural address, the former Senator from Illinois acknowledged that the nation is in crisis, but said America remains the most powerful nation on Earth. "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America," he said.


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ObamaNation: Oprah Winfrey Too Busy to Work in Barack’s Administration

She may have campaigned for Barack Obama during the election season, but Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey's never considered working for the president-elect, according to the Associated Press. "I have a few full-time jobs already and a few full-time commitments, you know — contractual commitments that say I have to be where I am," she said. "So, it never ever occurred to me, not even occurred to me." "Even if I was offered, I still have contractual commitments and what could I do?" she added. "I do what I do best on TV every day." But she's still a fan of Obama, going as far as relocating her show to Washington D.C. to witness history during inauguration week--and she's still in need of a dress for the ball. "I had a dress on the vision board, but I'm not sure that's gonna fit," she said, "so I have to work on something else."
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Rosario Dawson: ‘I Was Walking in Marches…Back When Al Sharpton Still Wore Sweatsuits!

Politically active actress and Voto Latino founder Rosario Dawson shares her desire to help others in a special series for Newsweek. "I really want to be doing meaningful things. I think that comes with being 29. That's a natural progression," Dawson writes in the weekly magazine. "I was walking in marches with my mom when I was 10, back when Al Sharpton still wore sweatsuits." The Eagle Eye star, who grew up in a New York City "squat," adds, "It took a long time for me to realize how to commit that celebrity value to something that I really believed in. I don't want to just be the spokesperson for something; I want to be affected by it as well."
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Color on the Cover: The ‘Latina Justice’ Sonia Sotomayor on Time Magazine

time-magazine-cover-june82009-soniasotomayor President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor makes her cover girl debut on the June 8th issue of Time magazine, which proclaims the Bronx-bred Puerto Rican the "Latina Justice." Like himself, Obama chose a justice with an extraordinary journey, one from Puerto Rico to the Bronx to the Ivy Leagues of Princeton then Yale Law. “I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, business and government,” Sotomayor said in her press conference earlier this week.
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ObamaNation: President Barack Obama Ready to Remake America

barack-obama-inauguration Barack Obama was sworn in today as the 44th president of the United States. In his inaugural address, the former Senator from Illinois acknowledged that the nation is in crisis, but said America remains the most powerful nation on Earth. "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America," he said.


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ObamaNation: Oprah Winfrey Too Busy to Work in Barack’s Administration

She may have campaigned for Barack Obama during the election season, but Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey's never considered working for the president-elect, according to the Associated Press. "I have a few full-time jobs already and a few full-time commitments, you know — contractual commitments that say I have to be where I am," she said. "So, it never ever occurred to me, not even occurred to me." "Even if I was offered, I still have contractual commitments and what could I do?" she added. "I do what I do best on TV every day." But she's still a fan of Obama, going as far as relocating her show to Washington D.C. to witness history during inauguration week--and she's still in need of a dress for the ball. "I had a dress on the vision board, but I'm not sure that's gonna fit," she said, "so I have to work on something else."
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Rosario Dawson: ‘I Was Walking in Marches…Back When Al Sharpton Still Wore Sweatsuits!

Politically active actress and Voto Latino founder Rosario Dawson shares her desire to help others in a special series for Newsweek. "I really want to be doing meaningful things. I think that comes with being 29. That's a natural progression," Dawson writes in the weekly magazine. "I was walking in marches with my mom when I was 10, back when Al Sharpton still wore sweatsuits." The Eagle Eye star, who grew up in a New York City "squat," adds, "It took a long time for me to realize how to commit that celebrity value to something that I really believed in. I don't want to just be the spokesperson for something; I want to be affected by it as well."
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