Tag Archives: Barack Obama

I’ll Have a Burning River, Please

President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. met with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, at the White House on Thursday. [Photo by Stephen Crowley/NYT] Teachable moment: Had I been … Continue reading






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First Fans Honor Stevie Wonder at White House

CNN – President & First Lady Honor Stevie Wonder at White House 02/25/09: Anderson Cooper reports on the President & First Lady Honoring Stevie Wonder at White House






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Flaneur’s Gallery: Shepard Fairey

Street artist Shepard Fairey‘s “Barack Obama/Hope” poster became an iconic image during the 2008 election. This week it was added to the permanent collection of the  National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. He talked about it on Inauguration Day on … Continue reading






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Aretha, Baby, Where Did You Get That Hat?

Aretha Franklin was so cool at the Inauguration that everyone immediately forgot about the Rev. Rick Warner. How could a cheesy TV evangelist hold a anyone’s attention after the Queen of Soul walked on stage in that hat?  Then she … Continue reading






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Toronto Celebrates Barack Obama’s Inauguration

This was the scene at the Bloor Cinema /The Annex in downtown Toronto when Democrats Abroad celebrated  Barack Obama’s Inauguration. Ms. Modigliani tells me there also was an outdoor Jumbotron set up at Dundass Square. Here’s what it looked like … Continue reading






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