You may not know her name, but her photography skills earned her a Place in history.
NewsVision reporter Daesha Smith goes behind the lens with the first black women to serve as the director of White house photography. ... read more / watch video »
President Barack Obama's seventh and final summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard has begun with hopes of getting in some relaxing time with the first family before the busy fall leading up to November's presidential election.
Obama will fill the next two weeks with leisurely rounds of golf, beach outings, bike rides and hikes with his wife and daughters, and dinner with Mrs. Obama and their friends at some of the island's top restaurants.
Congress is also on an extended summer break from Washington, something the White House has chided it for as the nation deals with the Zika virus making its way to Florida.
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Musicians Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Common, Janelle Monae and others met Friday with President Barack Obama to discuss ways to continue the administration's ``My Brother's Keeper'' initiative and spur criminal justice reform in the United States. ... read more »
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock recently announced the fifth annual International Jazz Day, which will be celebrated around the world on April 30. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host the 5th anniversary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert at the White House on April 29 and the event will be broadcast on International Jazz Day as a one-hour primetime ABC television special, “Jazz at the White House,” on Saturday evening, and streamed on the United Nations, UNESCO, U.S. State Department and White House websites. ... read more »
This year’s presidential primaries have highlighted the importance of people of color to the Democratic Party coalition. Hillary Clinton’s lead in the party’s nomination race comes almost entirely from her strength among African-Americans and Latino voters. When people of color favor one candidate by large margins, they make the difference. ... read more »
Gospel star and radio host Yolanda Adams, soul/R&B singers Leon Bridges and Andra Day, singer, model and Disney Channel actress Demi Lovato, actor and singer Jussie Smollett from the popular television series “Empire” came together recently for the final in a series of musical performances hosted by the White House. ... read more »
In celebration of Black History Month, the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a panel and screening event for WGN America's "Underground," the upcoming original series, produced by Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, set to premiere Wednesday, March 9 on WGN America. ... read more / view gallery »
It's the sweet, romantic story of a first date — albeit the fictionalized first date of the couple who currently occupy the White House.
"Southside With You," the feature film based on Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson's first date, debuted Sunday to a packed house at the Sundance Film Festival.
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