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Fun Black History: Uhura Recruited First African-American Astronaut

Fun Black History: Uhura Recruited First African-American Astronaut

Many people have heard the story about how MLK Jr. convinced Nichelle Nichols to stay on Star Trek, but what I didn't know was she played an important role helping to drive recruitment for NASA in the

David Letterman’s Netflix Show Will Have President Obama as Its First Guest

Many people probably thought that David Letterman rode off into the sunset after passing off hosting duties to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show in 2015. However, the iconic host is returning to the
Barack Obama shared his favorite inspirational stories of 2017, reminding us that this year wasn’t all bad

Barack Obama shared his favorite inspirational stories of 2017, reminding us that this year wasn’t all bad

Do yourself a favor and follow Barack Obama on Twitter. Like, right now. The former POTUS and America’s favorite dad takes to…
Net Neutrality Vote: What do we do now?

Net Neutrality Vote: What do we do now?

The FCC just voted 3/2 in favor of a declaratory ruling which effectively destroys Net Neutrality protections in the USA. Under the guise of a user-friendly name “Restoring Internet Freedom,” the
Net Neutrality Vote: What do we do now?

Net Neutrality Vote: What do we do now?

The FCC just voted 3/2 in favor of a declaratory ruling which effectively destroys Net Neutrality protections in the USA. Under the guise of a user-friendly name “Restoring Internet Freedom,” the
In-depth: A view from all sides in the fight for land rights in Utah

In-depth: A view from all sides in the fight for land rights in Utah

“Buy land, ‘cause God ain’t making any more of it.” – Tony Soprano It was quiet in the newsroom because the news hadn’t happened yet. Three…

Twitter reveals most retweeted tweets of 2017, and Trump isn’t on the list (but chicken nuggets are)

A recent moment on Twitter recounted the “Top 9 most retweeted tweets of 2017.” Perhaps surprisingly, no tweets from President Donald Trump made the list,…
Trump guts National Monuments; Patagonia, Wildlife Groups fight back

Trump guts National Monuments; Patagonia, Wildlife Groups fight back

This week the folks at Patagonia clothing company have launched a largely web-based response to Trump’s secret axing of National Monument land. The two National Monuments Trump reduced were Bear Ears
Trump guts National Monuments; Patagonia, Wildlife Groups fight back

Trump guts National Monuments; Patagonia, Wildlife Groups fight back

This week the folks at Patagonia clothing company have launched a largely web-based response to Trump’s secret axing of National Monument land. The two National Monuments Trump reduced were Bear Ears
Trump Administration Wants to Roll Back Obama-Era Rule That Stops Tip-Pooling

Trump Administration Wants to Roll Back Obama-Era Rule That Stops Tip-Pooling

The Department of Labor argues that the rule contributes to pay disparities between servers and other staff like dishwashers.
Obama says more women should be in power because men seem to be “having some problems”

Obama says more women should be in power because men seem to be “having some problems”

This past weekend, former President Obama reminded us why we miss him oh-so-much by saying that more women should be in positions…
Obama to meet with Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi on visits to China, India and France

Obama to meet with Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi on visits to China, India and France

Former president Barack Obama has embarked on a three-nation tour with stops in China, India and France, during which he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Race, Trump and What’s Really Scary About America

Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Race, Trump and What’s Really Scary About America

Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of those people who always has something smart to say, because he’s actually really, really smart. Whether he’s reminding Americans that they elected the first white president

Report: Obama-era holdovers have led effort to funnel US arms to Iranian militants

A new report from the Washington Free Beacon alleges that a substantial amount of United States military equipment has found its way into the hands…
Obama’s four rules for persuading people and effecting real change

Obama’s four rules for persuading people and effecting real change

Former president Barack Obama addressed 500 young leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists from 60 nations and 27 states at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago…

Trump Tries To Lie About Obama Not Calling Familes Of Our Fallen Soldiers

When asked why he hasn't mentioned the four Green Berets that were killed in Niger over ten days ago, Trump told the press he wrote some letters and then claimed Obama and other U.S. Presidents

How the firearms industry is winning the fight against gun control

The firearms industry experienced unprecedented growth in the last decade. Fear of government regulation drove much of that growth as President Obama repeatedly tried to pass gun control laws in the

Holocaust museum retracts study justifying Obama’s ‘bystanderism’ in Syria

"Some Jewish communal leaders suggested...that the Museum’s moral authority had been hijacked for a partisan re-writing of recent history." The post Holocaust museum retracts study justifying Obama’s
Read Obama’s Reaction to the End of Dreamers Program

Obama calls Trump’s DACA decision “political” and “cruel”

“Wrong,” “self-defeating,” and “cruel,” former president Barack Obama said Tuesday of the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The decision clouds