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ABCFormer President Barack Obama has given Drake his blessing to play him in a perspective biopic. In an interview with Complex, Obama called Drake “talented” enough to “do anything he wants,” including playing him in a film. “I mean, that is a talented brother. If the time comes, and he’s ready…Drake has, more importantly, my […]

ABCFormer president Barack Obama was Jimmy Kimmel‘s guest on his ABC late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday and discussed his new book, A Promised Land, as well as some ideas on how to handle removing President Donald Trump from office. “Well, I think we can always send in the Navy Seals in there to take him out,” Obama joked, referring to his […]

Jim Bennett/Getty ImagesMichelle Obama is sharing her “exhausting” experience with racism as a Black woman in America, both in and out of the White House. On the latest episode of The Michelle Obama podcast, the former first lady, joined by her longtime friends Kelly Dibble, Denielle Pemberton-Heard and Dr. Sharon Malone, discussed the recent bird-watching incident in Central Park where a […]

Al Drago/Getty ImagesFormer President Barack Obama addressed supporters on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday, where Senator Kamala Harris accepted the party’s nomination for vice president — making official her place in history as the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major political party. Under Democrats’ theme of “A More Perfect Union,” Harris […]

Obamas: Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesWhen Barack Obama started dating Michelle Obama, née Robinson, she made it clear that he had to win her family’s approval and told the story of when she introduced her future husband to her parents. On her fourth installment of her eponymous podcast, Michelle welcomed her big brother Craig Robinson to reminisce about the day Barack earned the family’s seal of approval. When the […]

Former House Reprasentative and CNN commentator Bakari Sellers joined us on The Morning Hustle to break down everything from Day 1 of the DNC Convention. We discuss Michelle Obama’s speech, mail in voting, and what to expect from the rest of the convention. See more exclusives at https://TheMorningHustle.com! * Listen Live: https://themorninghustle.com/listen-live * Twitter: https://twitter.com/morninghustleam […]

BET Awards 2020/Getty Images via Getty ImagesThe first virtual convention opened on Monday night with a gathering featuring a diverse roster of Democratic Party loyalists, members of the old guard, ascending stars, former 2020 contenders and even some Republicans. Former first lady Michelle Obama had a blunt message to Americans in her keynote address: “Donald Trump is the wrong president […]

Paul Marotta/Getty ImagesThe COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for many people, including Michelle Obama.  The former first lady opened up about her mental health in the newest episode of her eponymous podcast. Obama, 56, admitted on Wednesday that the pandemic — along with the current administration’s response — has placed her on an emotional rollercoaster. “I know that […]

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty ImagesThe funeral service for Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon known as the “conscience of the U.S. Congress,” began at 11 a.m. Thursday, wrapping up six days of memorials paying tribute to his life and his legacy. Lewis, the son of Alabama sharecroppers, played an instrumental role in the passage of […]

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesWho better for Michelle Obama to interview on the debut of her podcast than her husband, Barack Obama. The Becoming author welcomed the former president, whom she called a “special someone,” for the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast on Spotify, which launched Wednesday. In the nearly 49-minute episode, the couple spoke about their different upbringings in Chicago, their […]