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From the New York Times: During the presidential campaign, Mr. Obama sparingly addressed matters of race. But as he prepares for his swearing-in on Tuesday, his inaugural is shaping up as a watershed event in the nation’s racial history — the culmination of the long struggle for civil rights. Just over a generation ago, blacks […]

Baltimore, MD – Tracking Abraham Lincoln’s historic path to Washington, President-elect Barack Obama launched a four-day inaugural celebration Saturday before thousands of chilled but cheering onlookers from Philadelphia to the nation’s capital. He promised to bring the country “a new Declaration of Independence” — free from small thinking, prejudice and bigotry.

At the Lincoln memorial, Barack Obama recieved some advice from his ten year old daughter on his historic inauguration speech: “First African American president — it better be good.”

Fully supported by Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes (Radio One Inc. is the parent company of NewsOne.com), VA entrepreneur Earl Stafford has successfully launched the People’s Inaugural Project, bringing together disadvantaged citizens to Washington to participate in the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

Beyonce will sing for Barack and Michelle Obama’s first dance on inauguration night.

From Deborah Bennett at HelloBeautiful.com: President-elect Barack Obama’s grandmother Sarah Obama, who will be 87 this year has arrived in the US to witness her grandson’s inauguration as President of The United States.

Seeking an early victory on a top priority, President-elect Barack Obama is pitching workers in the ailing Midwest on his plan for some $825 billion in new spending and tax cuts to spur the troubled economy.

Yesterday, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas gave the world its first look at the wax figure of President-elect Barack Obama.

Asante Bradford gave his bosses nearly three months notice that he would not be at his desk on Jan. 20. A day after Barack Obama’s historic presidential win, Bradford knew he wanted to be able to whoop it up when Obama was sworn in as the nation’s first black chief executive – and that he […]

This weekend will be a historic even for African Americans, hundreds of thousands of African Americans will convene on Washington DC, chocolate city, to celebrate the first inauguration of a black president.

From PARADE: <em>Next Tuesday, Barack Obama will be sworn in as our 44th President. On this historic occasion, PARADE asked the President-elect, who is also a devoted family man, to get personal and tell us what he wants for his children. Here, he shares his letter to them. </em>

The new car Barack Obama will use is a Cadillac that rivals the bulletproof SUV that rapper, 50 Cent drives.