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Joe Biden Wants You to Watch This PSA About Consent to Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted out a PSA on Tuesday, asking us to revisit the definition of consent. Biden, who is known for his work to end sexual assault, wrote:  "The correct word for sex without consent is rape. Period. #ItsOnUs to know the signs and to stop it." Read More »

Barack and Michelle Obama Seal Historic Book Deals Reportedly Worth Over $60 Million

Now that their deserved island vacation is over, Barack and Michelle Obama are getting back to business: B Read More »

First Black Woman Named President of The Harvard Law Review

On January 29, after a 12-hour deliberation period that stretched out over two days, The Harvard Law Review's 92 student editors elected ImeIme (pronounced "Ah-MAY-may") Umana, 24, as the first black woman president. Read More »

All About Michelle Obama's Internship Program

Barack and Michelle Obama recently announced their 16-week internship program based in Washington D.C. Read More »

Ellen DeGeneres' Tribute to Obama Is All the Feels

Over the past eight years, MAKER Ellen DeGeneres has danced with and grown close to the Obama family. Read More »

Obama Leaves a Message to His Daughters and Next Generation At Final Press Conference

On Wednesday, at Obama's final press conference, reporter Christi Parsons from the Tribune's Washington bureau asked a personal question: how he and first lady Michelle Obama explained the election results to their daughters, Malia and Sasha. Read More »

From South Side to the White House: 23 Photos of Michelle and Barack Obama That Will Melt Your Heart

Starring Tika Sumpter as Michelle Robinson, and Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama, the 2016 movie "Southside with You" tells the story about the summer of 1989 when the future president, then 28 years old, and First Lady-to-be, 25, f Read More »

5 Things You Need to Know About the Obamas' Final State Dinner

Just days after an outpour of #ThanksMichelleObama tweets inspired by thank you n Read More »

New Law Requires Men's Public Bathrooms to Have Baby Changing Stations

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed the "Babies Act," which requires all public restrooms to be equipped with baby changing stations. Read More »

Michelle Obama Opens Up to ESSENCE About What Mattered Most About Her Time in the White House

"I think when it comes to black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them," MAKER Michelle Obama told Read More »

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