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From our friend Jim Festante at TheRoot, here are Obama’s five hair fauxs-pas. He can get away with a lot due to his cool factor, but having a bad haircut could ruin his image.  What are the haircuts he CAN do? We wonder.

An interracial couple was brutally murdered in Califonia possibly due to race-based attacks. Sgt. Jan Pietrzak of Riverside, California and his wife Quianna Jenkins-Pietrzak were killed in their home by four Marine officers who worked under the young sergeant. The motive was initially leaked by Riverside police as robbery, but Pietrzak’s mother has a different take: […]

Barack Obama’s former pastor complained Thursday that the media used him as a “weapon of mass destruction” in an attempt to derail Obama’s campaign for the presidency.

Outside the gates of a Mormon temple, Kai Cross joined more than 2,000 gay-rights advocates in a chorus of criticism of the church’s role in a new California-wide ban on same-sex marriage.

President-elect Obama is seeking some economic advice from leaders of business, government and academia, making the struggling economy — the nation’s No. 1 concern — his first order of public business. Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden were to meet Friday with 17 members of their transition economic advisory board. Members include former presidential Cabinet […]

The nation’s unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as another 240,000 jobs were cut, stark proof the economy is almost certainly in a recession.

Whether whites supported Barack Obama or not, they don’t seem to have lied to pollsters about it.

President-elect Obama accepted congratulations from nine presidents and prime ministers Thursday, returning calls from world leaders who reached out after his presidential victory.

Following up on his historical campaign, Barack Obama has debuted a new website, Change.gov. He also set out a four point plan to change America and an interactive way for Americans to share their ideas on the website.

Jesse Jackson was memorably in tears the night Obama claimed victory. Despite his well publicized dispute with Obama, it was very clear how happy and proud he was to see Obama claim the presidency. He recently spoke to NPR on why he was crying.

Take a look at Barack Obama’s long and determined road to the White House…

The emails, surprisingly, began to flow in shortly after midnight and President-elect Barack Obama’s speech at Grant Park. I had told my students at Morehouse College that we would have an electronic class in lieu of our Wednesday classes. They would have to email me their reactions to our historic election by midnight Wednesday (within […]