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Barack Obama

Born: August 4, 1961 (age 57) in Honolulu

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Barack Hussein Obama II was the first African American President of the United States, serving as the 44th President from 2009 to 2017.

A Democrat who grew up in the Pacific, Obama is the first American born outside the continental USA to become President, though his political career began in Chicago.


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Aretha's epic Obama inauguration performance

Aretha Franklin brought down the house at President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009. Her performance was as memorable for her hat as it was for her rendition of "America (My Country 'Tis of..
USATODAY.com

Aretha Franklin's iconic performance at Obama's 2009 inauguration

Aretha Franklin's best-known appearance with a president was in January 2009, when she sang "My Country 'tis of Thee" at Barack Obama's first inauguration.
SBS Also reported by •BBC News

Videos for Barack Obama

Aretha Franklin Sings 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' at Obama's Inauguration [Video]Aretha Franklin Sings 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' at Obama's Inauguration

In memory of Aretha Franklin's passing, here's a look back at the "Queen of Soul" performing at President Barack Obama's first inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2009. She sang "My Country, 'Tis of..

Inside Edition -

Celebrities Pay Tribute To 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin [Video]Celebrities Pay Tribute To 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin

Clive Davis, Martha Reeves, Elton John, and Barack Obama are just a few that have honored Aretha Franklin with tributes.

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Twitter becomes a Freeway of Love for singer Aretha Franklin [Video]Twitter becomes a Freeway of Love for singer Aretha Franklin

Celebrity fans and friends use social media to reflect on the life and career of the 'Queen of Soul.' Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Reuters Studio -

Ex-Education Sec. Duncan Says Guns Are Valued More Than Children [Video]Ex-Education Sec. Duncan Says Guns Are Valued More Than Children

Aug.16 -- Arne Duncan, former U.S. Education Secretary under President Obama and author of "How Schools Work," discusses his concerns about education in America. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets:..

Bloomberg Politics -

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Was a Trailblazer for Black American Women [Video]Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Was a Trailblazer for Black American Women

Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76. The musical and cultural icon’s career spanned six decades.   Aretha Louise Franklin grew up with music and frequently performed gospel at New Bethel..

NowThis News -

What Aretha Franklin Meant To Barack Obama [Video]What Aretha Franklin Meant To Barack Obama

At the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, Aretha Franklin's singing brought Barack Obama to tears, says Elle. A clip of the powerful moment went viral with more than 12.7 million views. Obama later told The..

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Jim Carrey’s Aretha Franklin Tribute Draws Backlash: ‘Why Is She So White?’

Jim Carrey posted a tribute to Aretha Franklin on Twitter on Thursday morning following the legendary singer’s death. While many users expressed their appreciation for Carrey’s latest art..
The Wrap

Jim Carrey Draws up a Sweet Aretha Franklin Tribute: ‘Look How Beautiful a Life Can Be’

jim carrey draws up a sweet aretha franklin tribute: ‘look how beautiful a life can be’
Jim Carrey took a break from his Trump-thumping artistic endeavors on Thursday to accentuate the positive — and to pay tribute to singing legend Aretha Franklin, who died earlier in the day at age..
The Wrap

Aretha Franklin mourned by Obama: She 'helped define the American experience'

Aretha Franklin brought former President Barack Obama to tears with her rendition of Carole King's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.
FOXNews.com

Barack Obama shares touching statement on the death of Aretha Franklin

Since news of Aretha Franklin's death broke on Thursday morning, the internet has been flooded with memories, condolences, and tributes to the Queen of Soul.  Former president Barack Obama — who,..
Mashable

Former NSC Official on Trump Pulling Security Clearances: ‘I Don’t Think It’s a Good Precedent to Set’

Brian McKeon, former executive secretary for the National Security Council who served under President Barack Obama, told Fox News on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the..
CNSNews.com

Aretha Franklin Made 'Respect' A National Anthem For Social Justice

Watch VideoAretha Franklin was a force — not just because of her legendary voice, but because of her impact on the Civil Rights movement, women's equality and the music industry in general.In 1967,..
Newsy

In Pics: From being a preacher's daughter to becoming 'Queen of Soul,' Aretha Franklin through the ages

Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" died on Thursday at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit. Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and..
DNA

Aretha Franklin’s political impact: 11 photos of the Queen of Soul

Singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at the age of 76, had a career spanning more than six decades that took her around the world and, on many occasions, into Washington and the White..
Politico

Why Aretha Franklin Mattered: It Was Never Just a Man’s World When She Sang

why aretha franklin mattered: it was never just a man’s world when she sang
The first four lines of the first song on her first album for Atlantic Records in 1967 summed up Aretha Franklin in a way nothing else could: What you want? Baby I got it. What you need? You know..
The Wrap

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Shonda Rhimes Remember Aretha Franklin: ‘Thank You For the Music’

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Shonda Rhimes, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ava DuVernay and Lester Holt are among those who have paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at the age of 76. “Feeling..
The Wrap

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin no more

Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, the..
DNA

Aretha Franklin, Singer and Queen of Soul, Dies at 76

aretha franklin, singer and queen of soul, dies at 76
Aretha Franklin, the R&B singer celebrated as the Queen of Soul who rose to fame in the 1960s with hits like “Respect” and “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman,” died Thursday in Detroit at..
The Wrap

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