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The Obamas Gift Shelter With Malia and Sasha's Childhood "Castle"

"Malia and Sasha's Castle," the wooden playground built on the south lawn of the White House during Barack Obama's presidency, was donated by the Obamas on Martin Luther King Day to The Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter (JHP). Read More »

President Obama Officially Dedicates the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

It took 100 years to come to life, but the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is finally, officially, open as of 1pm Saturday after President Obama Read More »

Sandra Cisneros to Be Awarded a National Medal of Arts By President Obama

On September 22, some of the nation's most renowned artists will be awarded the 2015 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals by President Barack Obama at the White House along wi Read More »

Dr. Carla Hayden Makes History as the First Woman and African American to Become Librarian of Congress

Dr. Carla Hayden will not only be the new Librarian of Congress, but she will be the first women and African American to hold the position. Read More »

President Obama Pulled a Total Dad Move by Serenading Malia for Her 18th Birthday

It's a year of emotions for President Barack Obama: He's wrapping up his eight-year presidency, and on a personal note, his oldest daughter, Malia Obama, has announced her college plans. That's a lot. Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama Reserves One State of the Union Seat for Victims of Gun Violence

By Danica Lo On Tuesday night, President Obama will deliver the final State of the Union of his administration from the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol at 9 P.M. ET. Read More »