Day: July 8, 2008

Malia & Sasha Obama Michelle Obama ObamaNation Politics

ObamaNation: Barack’s Little Girls

Granting their first interview as a family, the Obamas speak to Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos in a feature shown on the Today Show. And the exclusive interview was all about the girls.

Sasha, 7, the adorable little ham, says while on the campaign trail all her dad does is “blah blah blah blah.”

“My dad doesn’t like sweets,” Sasha says of Barack, who Michelle calls “boring” when it comes to his sweet tooth. “He likes like minty gum, he doesn’t like like bubble gum,” the littlest Obama girl adds.

Malia, 10, the more reserve daughter, even gives her dad campaign advice, explaining how she told him he shouldn’t “shake kids’ hands,” and instead “you know you just wave or say hi!”

When the campaign is done, the girls are looking forward to getting a dog!


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Africa Europe Prince Harry

Our Favorite Royal Prince Harry Makes Mum Proud With Work in Lesotho

Princess Diana’s flamed-haired son, Prince Harry, may be the third in line to the British throne, but he has always been the first monarch to make our hearts go pitter-patter.

Speaking at the Thuso Center in the impoverished African kingdom of Lesotho, the 23-year-old prince says his mother would be proud of the work he and his regiment, the Household Cavalry’s Blues and Royals, are doing to revamp a special needs school for children in Lesotho.

“It would be wrong for a patron of a charity to not get involve,” he said of the projects he’s working on through the charity, Sentebale, which he established in his mother’s memory with Prince Sessio of Lesotho.

PHOTO: Press Association

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Art Race Matters

She’s So Articulate: Black Women Artists Reclaim the Narrative

Liberation of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben\"

Eleven emerging and established African American artists showcase their work in the exhibit “She’s So Articulate” at the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia.

Curated by Henry Thaggert, the show seeks to “expand how gallery-goers think about the relation of narrative to contemporary art by African-American women,” and continue the discussions of issues raised by artist Kara Walker’s racially charged cut-outs.

The exhibit runs until July 19th and features works from the artists: Maya Asante, Renee Cox, Stephanie Dinkins, Djakarta, Nekisha Durrett, Torkwase Dyson, Faith Ringgold, Erika Ranee, Nadine Robinson, Renee Stout, and Lauren Woods.

PHOTO: “Liberation of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben” by Renee Cox.

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ObamaNation: Turbulence In The Sky

Barack Obama’s plane experienced “control ability issue[s}” and made an unscheduled landing in St. Louis, Missouri yesterday. The presidential hopeful was on his way to Charlotte, N.C. for a campaign speech to about 200 people.

Midwest Airlines says in a statement that “there was never an issue as to the safety of the flight, as a precautionary measure, we decided to divert the plane.”

Is anyone else reminded of politician Ron Brown?

Let’s just say we’re we holding our breath until election time.


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Music Where In The World Is Michael Jackson?

Where In The World is Michael Jackson?: Holding Hands With Akon

As you eagerly await the internet leak, er debut of Michael Jackson’s collaboration with producer Swizz Beatz, the duet, “Hold My Hand,” with Senagalese-born singer Akon will have to suffice.

The song is a melodic heartfelt anthem in the same vein as Akon’s “Don’t Matter” and Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror.”


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