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PETA Ridicules Beyoncé for Superbowl Ensemble

PETA protests Beyoncé's animal skin Superbowl outfit.

PETA is protesting Beyoncé’s animal skin Superbowl ensemble just weeks after criticizing her black mink…

By Amber McKynzie

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Beyoncégate: Avoiding the Perils of Perfectionism

Why Beyoncé should use her Super Bowl half-time performance to answer to no one but herself

The proximity of her scheduled Super Bowl appearance to her Presidential Inauguration performance makes me…

By Caroline Clarke

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Obama’s Second Term Sets a New Beginning for Inclusion and Activism

He was America's choice - a diverse America in which African Americans, women, gays, and youth now play a larger role in national discourse, policy-making and governing.

The ceremony’s significance was that his return to the Oval Office could no longer be…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Expected to Draw Less Revenue to Small Business

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws Less Revenue to Small Business

Did you go to the Inauguration?

Official estimates put crowd at less than half the 1.8 million people whom gathered four…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Who Bankrolled President Obama’s Inauguration?

In 2009, corporate sponsors were banned but this year they were welcome

The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee releases a list of sponsors

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ushering in the Obama Era

New President sets tone of leadership, accountability

For the nation, the swearing-in signaled a new chief executive who would work to take…

By Derek T. Dingle

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President, Wife Kick off Night of Balls With ‘Neighbors’

The First Lady steps out in Jason Wu white gown

The night of inaugural balls began with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Inauguration Memories from Harlem

A nation celebrates history

People from every race descended on Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Plaza to witness the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Parade Watchers Say Wait Was Well Worth It

Visitors reflect on their experiences at the inauguration

Frigid weather and more than an hour delay did not deter hundreds from snagging a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Reactions Heard Around the World

From Chicago to Japan, the manifestation of joy is universal

Joy rang out around the nation and globe as Barack Obama took the presidential oath…

By Renita Burns

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Day 1

Barack Hussein Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Performers Take To the Streets For Inaugural Parade

Bands from Barack and Michelle Obama's alma maters perform

At least 93 organizations from across the country accepted an invitation to march in President…

By Brittany Hutson

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Revelers Gather in Harlem to Watch History Being Made

Bonds are formed in witnessing dream come true

Out in the fresh air of 125th Street in Harlem, New York just minutes after…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New York Watches with Anticipation as Obama Becomes President

Children beam with excitement, intellectuals beam with pride

In contrast to the elementary excitement at Democracy College Prep School–where everyone is excited just…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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It’s Really Happening

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of Barack Obama.

It is, indeed, a glorious day, a perfect first day of the Presidential administration of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Vendors Capitalize on Obamamania

Merchandise sold in 4 inaugural zones around the Washington Mall

As 2 million people flood the streets of Washington D.C. today to witness Barack Obama…

By Brittany Hutson

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Record-Setting Crowd on Cold, Cloudy Day

Security measures and crowd capacity are expected to be unprecented as President-elect Barack Obama…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Somehow, the Word ‘Crowd’ Doesn’t Quite Say It

Did I say there was a crowd at the Greenbelt, Md., Metro station this morning?…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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A Cold Morning in a New America

It’s a great day in America. And God, it’s too cold.
Joining the crowd in Greenbelt,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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25 Years…And Change

I am back where it all began, in Washington, D.C., to cover the presidential inauguration of one Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

The presidential inauguration of Barack Obama brings me full circle. My first ever professional reporting…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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