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The Obamas Interview With People+Nas' Protest Pops Off

Barack and Michelle Obama sat down with People Magazine to talk about their family life and the Presidency. Here's some cute pics and snippets from the interview:





PEOPLE: Someone told me today that you don't do birthday presents.Michelle: No, because we spend hundreds of dollars on a birthday party and movie tickets and pizza and popcorn ... Barack: That sleepover is enough. We want to teach some limits to them. And their friends bring over presents. Michelle: They get so much stuff that it just becomes numbing. Malia believes there is still a Santa Claus even though she's a little wary because some of her friends are non-believers. But Malia says, "Ma, I know there is a Santa because there's no way you'd buy me all that stuff." [Laughing] So what does a slumber party at the Obama house look like?Barack: They're pretty noisy. Michelle: The older they get, they just talk a lot. But they're at the age where they're pretty self-sufficient. [For Malia's birthday] we're going to go swimming, see Wall-E, make pizzas, have sundaes. Barack: I usually go for the swim but this time I want to go to the movie just because Wall-E has gotten great reviews. I find actually that children's movies are the best movies these days. But I'll probably, after that, peel off until the cake. Michelle: [Laughs] "Peel off." Last year, when we first met, Malia said that she sometimes wished maybe you wouldn't win. Do you think they still have those mixed feelings? Barack: I am absolutely certain because we've talked about it – that they are not looking forward to moving. They have a wonderful life in Chicago, they have lifelong friends in Chicago and the prospects of having to make new friends, that's never something that kids are looking forward to. So I'm sure that there's a part of them that says we won't be heartbroken if things don't work out. Can you tell me how this experience has changed your marriage?Barack: It's made it stronger. The tough times for us were when the kids were real small, I was away a lot and Michelle was still working. So, the burden on her was enormous, and I think there's a feeling that maybe I didn't fully appreciate that burden. That was something we worked through. And I think we're both more patient with each other. We both know how to avoid making the other person feel aggravated. And I'm so proud of her and I think she knows how much I love and appreciate her. So, she puts up with me. Michelle: I think it has made us stronger. Time and love and sacrifice and hard struggles, I think, make you stronger. Barack: I also think that she knew at the beginning when I was doing this that if she came to me and said don't do it, I wouldn't have done it. Michelle: That's the key, for sure. Barack: And if I ever thought that it was ruining my family, I wouldn't do it. Michelle: We're constantly balancing each other. I know that if I were to say, "I can't take this," it would be over. You can catch the entire interview in full here at People.com
Pics of Nas at his protest outside of Fox News yesterday when you read the rest...

Here's a few throwback pics of Michelle and Barack that accompanied the article:



Loves it. And over at FOX Headquarters in NY yesterday, Nas delivered his 671,000+ petitions that tell Fox News they are out of control with the anti-Obama propaganda:







And here's the vid from the protest:

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thank you Nas...more people

thank you Nas...more people need to stand up..not only to Fox News (and they are bad) but to all injustice
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ps...i am for barack, i am

ps...i am for barack, i am not keen on his protectionist economic stance but mc'cain will just be a continuation of bush policies and see where that has left your country?
Breads's picture

I have no idea why especially

I have no idea why especially with black americans have such a strong wish to hole on to the N word...you don't see chinese trying to reclaim ch*nk? Learn to respect yourself as a black person not the name given by those who robbed you of your history, culture,roots you will never be able to find, mixed your blood up with what ever they liked as to make your great-grand parents conform, work for nothing, treated as 3rd class citizens that only changed in the 70's legally...honestly what is there to hold on to or even reclaim?
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[quote comment="150356"][quote comment="150242"]I've listened to the song I just don't agree with the use of the word. I've agreed and stated that both sides of this argument has its valid points. Just because I don't agree doesn't mean my I am not "enlightened".[/quote] My statement was not directed squarely at you, and I do not mean to insult either. I apologize if you were offended. I understand the weight that word carries, but a word only has power if WE give it power. Take for instance the name "Hussein". On it's own, it's nothing more than a generic Arab name, not unlike "John" in our culture. However, due to the actions of a man named "Hussein" who did evil, ignorant people empower the name "Hussein" to vilify a man (Barack Hussein Obama) who wants to do good (We hope...). I fear banning words or eliminating language because when we do, we're going down a slippery slope. You ban words, you ban thought. You ban thoughts, you ban actions. Yes "n*gger" is a messed up word (that I use liberally), but so is "motherf*cker" (another word I use liberally), and nobody seeks to ban that. Instead of using stupid euphemisms like "the n-word" like kids in kindergarten, we would do ourselves better by striving to change the society that give the word it's power and reduce "n*gger" to what it really is: Just a word.[/quote] Well said my Nigger, it's just a word, a word that means what we want it to mean, so I would ask that all proud Negroes stand up and say yes!! I am a Nigger, a Negroe, a Nigger, so what?????
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Barack Obama has a beautiful

Barack Obama has a beautiful family and he is beautiful man. He makes me so proud and when I saw him on tv today making a speech in Europe and he had that command and he spoke like a president, it made me believe in him even more. Those people were cheering for him like he was already president. It was beautiful. I am taking my ass out there and voting in November.
Kat's picture

Whoa! Nas just submerged his

Whoa! Nas just submerged his self in a big pool of sexy.
Lacey's picture

Loves Barack and Michelle and

Loves Barack and Michelle and the kiddies are too damn adorable! Looking like their daddy...especially that dern Malia!
Queen Dee's picture

I applaud Nas for being the

I applaud Nas for being the representative of that petition that I did in fact sign via www.moveon.org. They are extreme Obama supporters and believe in the power of numbers and the people. Check them out and spread the word as I have done as well as Nas.
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[quote comment="150524"]"SIDE-EYE" ALL COMMENTS BEFORE MINE.....I get a lot of flack about this but I'm going to say it anyway!!!!! I wish that BLACK FOLKS would STOP kissing Baracks ass like he's some savior becuz these comments are ridiculous foolishness to a certain extent. I think it GREAT that a black man has a chance at the U.S PRESIDENCY however just-because this is the first HALF-WAY qualified one doesn't mean he is the RIGHT man for the job. Baracks experience as a black man also does not mirror most and black folks are always talking like they can identify with him...Well why can you? ONLY BECAUSE OF HIS SKIN!!! Barack is a 2ND GENERATION IVY LEAGUER he was raised by a NON-BLACK family outside the United States and while I know ALL of "OUR" experiences areN'T the same I do believe we share common threads throughout the black diaspora that he didn't experience. ANYWAY MOVING ON.....While I agree FOX NEWS has some biased coverage SO DOES CNN AND MSNBC if you want liberal news thats what you watch and conservatives Watch FOX NEWS. CNN treats OBAMA LIKE A DAMN PRINCESS not wanting to get him dirty along with a lot of other stations ya'll make me sick with the tunnel vision ya'll have in these comments be fair ALL AROUND and just ask for FAIR UNBIASED reporting NOT Fair unbiased reporting FOR BARACK THATS CRAZY ISH.......[/quote] ima need you to go pick up a copy of his book...know his life story before you figure whether or not you identify with him
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[quote comment="150168"][quote comment="150136"]How do I sound like Jesse Jackson? I don't use that word period so lets nipp that in the butt. Deeper meaning or not theres a lot behind that word in general. I am pretty sure that there is one(a deeper meaning). There are people in the past where that word has forever mentally scarred them. Untill people hear the countless stories about the history of that ugly word I think a lot will change their minds. People say that the reason why they use the word is to show the white people that we've taken the word back and flipped the meaning. Do we really want to take that word back that has caused our ancestors such trouble? I'd understand if it was once a word of enderment in the first place, and then white people flipped it and we decided to flip it again. That sounds right but as far as trying to flip it as it is I personally don't agree with but thats just my opinion right? The Fox network always flip things around and I'm saying they won't take him serious when they catch wind of his song being named N*GGER. I am not trying to diss Nas' effort that he put forth but I am saying how can he expect them to take him seriously.[/quote] His song Nigger is a supposed slap in the face to those who have tagged Blacks as such and to those who still do. He is simply saying to bigots, you deeply admire us and if we niggers, now ya'll want to be too. We have to stop worrying about the things we do and if they will satisfy "the man". That is what they want- for us to stop being "loud" as to suppress our emotions. They want us to stop using the "N" word and now even blame us for the use, all because the word has backfired, turned into an endearing term amongst some or an alt. to "man"- They want us to end the whole Nigger fiasco because many whites feels uncomfortable. White folks have used that word to maim us psychologically, and the Black man has eaten and digested that word and handed over a bowl of shit to the man and now he mad- Nigga please~[/quote] Take your bow, that was def the truth...well said
classylady's picture

Can i just say that i am so

Can i just say that i am so proud of Nas, and that old heads, like Jesse Jackson and Sharpton need to sit down and let the newbies like Nas take it from here.
classylady's picture

Actua[quote

Actua[quote comment="150905"]Ron, I may not agree 100% with what you saying but I do wholeheartedly agree with "...the president can’t breathe without an ACT of CONGRESS which HAS a DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY..."!!!![/quote] Hmmm, if the facts serve me correctly, I believe the democratic majority came about after the 2006 elections, which doesn't account for all the lies, unscrupulous acts, corporate malfeasance, back door peddling, recession spurned by poor economic policy, FEMA-mismanagement, nepotism-based hiring of idiots, mishandling of the Iraq War, etc that has occurred during the entire Bush presidency.......I think you're a tad misdirected in your "blame game" sir!!! Not to mention, the policies that have been orchestrated and drafted by the democratic congress since securing a majority vote, such as the S-CHIP program that would provide health insurance to children, was vetoed by none other than Bush!!! Maybe, the time you took to chastise others for not researching the facts before putting their support behind Obama, could have been used more wisely, per chance?
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[quote comment="150807"]LOOK

[quote comment="150807"]LOOK AT YOU GUY'S!!! those who have disagreed with me aren't just attacking my views but ME AS A PERSON all of a sudden I need my "screws tightened" black people PLEASE leave the emotion at the door and COME with more substance and facts and attack the view NOT me......ALSO, why can't you respect the view even if you DON'T agree??? ANYWAY let the tirade begin!!![/quote] Oh, please don't get all sensitive on us now. Did you not attack people by the kiss ass comment? That is one thing I don't do...but, I will support. There is a difference.
Summerbaby8's picture

VALSKI, So because

VALSKI, So because whites do it, that makes it ok? I didn't know white imitation/mimic was what we aspired to do. ANYWHO, I say vote the way you want just make sure the vote is an informed, legitimate, educated vote not based on superficial things like because "he's black" because "he's white" etc...Look at their platforms and the facts, facts, facts!!!!!!
Ron's picture

Nas is speaking the truth

Nas is speaking the truth because FOX is ridiculous with with what they say and constantly get away with. I'm glad he did that.
Malediction's picture

[quote comment="150796"]BRASS

[quote comment="150796"]BRASS MONKEY, Yes, we vote for candidates that don't share our experiences but my point is vote because of the issues and NOT his race. I can't stand having a conversation about Barack and having to have the race issue come up simultaneously WITH OTHER BLACK PEOPLE!!! I refuse to rally behind someone because they are LIKABLE or have the ability to INSPIRE....REAGAN was said to have the same charisma but do you want REAGANOMICS to come back? Why do the republican have to be THUGS when the president can't breathe without an ACT of CONGRESS which HAS a DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY and can override any bill or veto given by the president but you NOT CALLING them THUGS???? BRASS MONKEY why is Barack THE AMERICAN DREAM OR WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE??? Because he went to Harvard, because he'S articulate??? My greatgrandfather who sharecropped and EVENTUALLY bought the land he worked is the type of work ethic and success I aspire to. Barack had NO REASON NOT to be successful, I HAVE NO REASON not to be successful....EDUCATED PARENTS, DIVERSE ENVVIRONMENT GODDAMN ALL THE ingredients were there!! I would feel better with you using Michelle as an example of success because she grew up in a one bedroom apartment on the southside of chicago with a father who was a public servant. IT'S GREAT that he has mobilized so many people and I'm proud that he has done that but when the dust settles and the election is over and he's in office I have a right to have doubts about how effective I think he's going to be and a large part of that doubt isn't necessarily that he isn't competent but that he will encounter so many obstacles that his focus will shift from policy-making to putting out media/public relations fires because of the scrutiny he will be under.[/quote] Ron yes we can(no pun intended) do that and yes we are gonna gloat over Barack. Don't you think white people vote for candidates just because their white?
Valski's picture

Ron, I may not agree 100%

Ron, I may not agree 100% with what you saying but I do wholeheartedly agree with "...the president can’t breathe without an ACT of CONGRESS which HAS a DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY..."!!!!
SiZtaAct's picture

Nasir is the only one that

Nasir is the only one that matters, fuck the rest. He is so beyond himself and realistic about the world. I thank him for using his resources to do good. A big fan and supporter.
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[quote comment="150465"][quote comment="150184"][quote comment="150030"]Oh my goodness!! I love love love the Obamas!!! They are not only a great depiction of the American family but the BLACK American family. And Nas...fine AND socially conscious???? It doesn't get any better than that. Does it???? lol[/quote] Co-sign! Unfortunately there are not a lot of black males out there with Nas-like genes; successful, pretty boy fine with just a pinch of northern thug in him, speaking *knowledgeable* truth with the courage to be the one change we wish to see in the world while being a positive black male role model for the community AND has respect for the black woman enough to honor & marry one, taking care of his child. Kelis is a very lucky woman...if more black males man up, you wouldn't have so many females out there trying to take on such superwoman duties to make up for the lack thereof. Nas, can we clone you???????????[/quote] Hey lady(respectful said) those men are still out there!! Keep looking, and trust me once you find him you'll know it, and so will he.[/quote] Thanks for the kind words on my rant. :-)
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[quote comment="150473"][quote comment="150034"]BIG UP NAS. WHY IS HE THE ONLY CELEBRITY THERE? AGAIN THIS KINDA ISH GETS ON MY NERVES! EVERYBODY SUPPOSEDLY VOTING AND SUPPORTING OBAMA, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHT OR FLIGHT EVERYBODY WANNA TURN THE OTHER CHEEK. DON'T PREACH POLITICS FROM AFAR! AND NOW EVERYONE IS UPSET AT THIS CNN COVERAGE OF BLACK AMERICA...GO FIGURE[/quote] Yeah, where's DIDDY? Cryin' on YouTube and telling people vote or die, and his ass is somewhere f'ing Cassie...[/quote] LMAO!!!! I'll give Diddy a benefit of the doubt, but action speaks louder than words. Diddy appears to be all about the bottom line, nothing more nothing less; all big hat and no cattle when it comes to activities & opps that will not generate royalties. It is what it is.
Kiki's picture

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[quote comment="150167"][quote comment="150163"]Obama's oldest daughter looks like him and the youngest looks just like Michelle.[/quote] Co-sign. She even talks like him and her smile is the same.[/quote] yeah
Observer's picture

LOOK AT YOU GUY'S!!! those

LOOK AT YOU GUY'S!!! those who have disagreed with me aren't just attacking my views but ME AS A PERSON all of a sudden I need my "screws tightened" black people PLEASE leave the emotion at the door and COME with more substance and facts and attack the view NOT me......ALSO, why can't you respect the view even if you DON'T agree??? ANYWAY let the tirade begin!!!
Ron's picture

They are so cute! SO REAL!

They are so cute! SO REAL!
ab's picture

BRASS MONKEY, Yes, we

BRASS MONKEY, Yes, we vote for candidates that don't share our experiences but my point is vote because of the issues and NOT his race. I can't stand having a conversation about Barack and having to have the race issue come up simultaneously WITH OTHER BLACK PEOPLE!!! I refuse to rally behind someone because they are LIKABLE or have the ability to INSPIRE....REAGAN was said to have the same charisma but do you want REAGANOMICS to come back? Why do the republican have to be THUGS when the president can't breathe without an ACT of CONGRESS which HAS a DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY and can override any bill or veto given by the president but you NOT CALLING them THUGS???? BRASS MONKEY why is Barack THE AMERICAN DREAM OR WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE??? Because he went to Harvard, because he'S articulate??? My greatgrandfather who sharecropped and EVENTUALLY bought the land he worked is the type of work ethic and success I aspire to. Barack had NO REASON NOT to be successful, I HAVE NO REASON not to be successful....EDUCATED PARENTS, DIVERSE ENVVIRONMENT GODDAMN ALL THE ingredients were there!! I would feel better with you using Michelle as an example of success because she grew up in a one bedroom apartment on the southside of chicago with a father who was a public servant. IT'S GREAT that he has mobilized so many people and I'm proud that he has done that but when the dust settles and the election is over and he's in office I have a right to have doubts about how effective I think he's going to be and a large part of that doubt isn't necessarily that he isn't competent but that he will encounter so many obstacles that his focus will shift from policy-making to putting out media/public relations fires because of the scrutiny he will be under.
Ron's picture

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[quote comment="150659"]Ron... So what Barack's experience may not be tantamount to the average American Black experience? We vote for candidates of other races and their experiences aren't tantamount to ours either. So what really is your point? Just because he has Black skin we shouldn't go gaga over him? C'mon now maaaaaaaaaan!!! I think it is absolutely FANTASTIC that this man and his presence has inspired so many to want to be a part of the political process. Yes, he is a politician and they all have faults, but after 8 years of George W. Bush and the reTHUGlicans, this country has been in dire need of a candidate that people actually like and want to rally behind. I could give two shits that the man didn't grow up in a NYC housing project like I did. I appreciate Barack because he is the embodiment of what most people regardless of race/nationality aspire to: SUCCESS. Furthermore, never in my life did I expect to see a bi-racial American man move so many people around the globe. Just this morning on NPR they were saying how they were expecting nearly 100,000 people to see him in Germany. Considering we are living in a time where Americans are DESPISED around the globe (even by some of our allies), Barack does wonders is smoothing over the negative sentiment the international community has of Americans and this country. America needs that goodwill desperately right now![/quote] Can I get an AMEN??!!!
Summerbaby8's picture

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[quote comment="150524"]"SIDE-EYE" ALL COMMENTS BEFORE MINE.....I get a lot of flack about this but I'm going to say it anyway!!!!! I wish that BLACK FOLKS would STOP kissing Baracks ass like he's some savior becuz these comments are ridiculous foolishness to a certain extent. I think it GREAT that a black man has a chance at the U.S PRESIDENCY however just-because this is the first HALF-WAY qualified one doesn't mean he is the RIGHT man for the job. Baracks experience as a black man also does not mirror most and black folks are always talking like they can identify with him...Well why can you? ONLY BECAUSE OF HIS SKIN!!! Barack is a 2ND GENERATION IVY LEAGUER he was raised by a NON-BLACK family outside the United States and while I know ALL of "OUR" experiences areN'T the same I do believe we share common threads throughout the black diaspora that he didn't experience. ANYWAY MOVING ON.....While I agree FOX NEWS has some biased coverage SO DOES CNN AND MSNBC if you want liberal news thats what you watch and conservatives Watch FOX NEWS. CNN treats OBAMA LIKE A DAMN PRINCESS not wanting to get him dirty along with a lot of other stations ya'll make me sick with the tunnel vision ya'll have in these comments be fair ALL AROUND and just ask for FAIR UNBIASED reporting NOT Fair unbiased reporting FOR BARACK THATS CRAZY ISH.......[/quote] I don't think the majority of educated people are looking at Barack as a SAVIOR so much as a kinsman who made it where NONE have been able to make it before. No, he may not have grown up with the same struggles as a lot of black folks, but hell, neither did I. Was my family on drugs, welfare, or just down in the slumps? No. Were they all college grads? No. But, the thing is, we still need to be supportive of him. He is not perfect, but if you know somebody who is, I'd like to get to know him, too. And if you think he's not the best man for the job (against John McCain), somebody needs to tighten your screws, Mr. Ron.
Summerbaby8's picture

Just so you know, Nas grew up

Just so you know, Nas grew up with an active father who was a jazz musician. It is amazing how you can tell the difference between black men who had fathers and those that did not. Let's all remember to pray for the Obamas and vote in November. Yes we can!
Luvbyrd's picture

Just beautiful. I cried

Just beautiful. I cried reading about the love they have for the family and each other. go obama 08 Nas boyy you are doing it big. Attack them!!
Tanika's picture

Ron... So what Barack's

Ron... So what Barack's experience may not be tantamount to the average American Black experience? We vote for candidates of other races and their experiences aren't tantamount to ours either. So what really is your point? Just because he has Black skin we shouldn't go gaga over him? C'mon now maaaaaaaaaan!!! I think it is absolutely FANTASTIC that this man and his presence has inspired so many to want to be a part of the political process. Yes, he is a politician and they all have faults, but after 8 years of George W. Bush and the reTHUGlicans, this country has been in dire need of a candidate that people actually like and want to rally behind. I could give two shits that the man didn't grow up in a NYC housing project like I did. I appreciate Barack because he is the embodiment of what most people regardless of race/nationality aspire to: SUCCESS. Furthermore, never in my life did I expect to see a bi-racial American man move so many people around the globe. Just this morning on NPR they were saying how they were expecting nearly 100,000 people to see him in Germany. Considering we are living in a time where Americans are DESPISED around the globe (even by some of our allies), Barack does wonders is smoothing over the negative sentiment the international community has of Americans and this country. America needs that goodwill desperately right now!
Brass Monkey's picture

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[quote comment="150163"]Obama's oldest daughter looks like him and the youngest looks just like Michelle.[/quote] Yeah, you can also see Obama's mother AND Obama's maternal grandfather (I've seen pictures) in his oldest daughter... that's some strong genes!
Ponygirl's picture

I absolutley adore the Obama

I absolutley adore the Obama family. And how cute is it that the girls are playing regular UNO... I don't know why...but I get the feeling Michele might have a bun in the oven. Could be wishful thinking on my part...but I have noticed a litle extra in the belly area and when ever I've seen her resently the tops aren't from fitting or she is covered.Unusual for someone who works out three times a week for an hour and a half. And she is glowing, but AGAIN I could just be fantasising. I'm going to have to keep a side eye on that one Do it then NAS!!!
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Ron, thanks, finally someone

Ron, thanks, finally someone on here with some sense...
whoknows's picture

Please!! There is no such

Please!! There is no such thing as objective journalism period regardless of what station if you ask me. Everyone has an agenda and a wing (right/left/liberal/conservative)
whoknows's picture

"SIDE-EYE" ALL COMMENTS

"SIDE-EYE" ALL COMMENTS BEFORE MINE.....I get a lot of flack about this but I'm going to say it anyway!!!!! I wish that BLACK FOLKS would STOP kissing Baracks ass like he's some savior becuz these comments are ridiculous foolishness to a certain extent. I think it GREAT that a black man has a chance at the U.S PRESIDENCY however just-because this is the first HALF-WAY qualified one doesn't mean he is the RIGHT man for the job. Baracks experience as a black man also does not mirror most and black folks are always talking like they can identify with him...Well why can you? ONLY BECAUSE OF HIS SKIN!!! Barack is a 2ND GENERATION IVY LEAGUER he was raised by a NON-BLACK family outside the United States and while I know ALL of "OUR" experiences areN'T the same I do believe we share common threads throughout the black diaspora that he didn't experience. ANYWAY MOVING ON.....While I agree FOX NEWS has some biased coverage SO DOES CNN AND MSNBC if you want liberal news thats what you watch and conservatives Watch FOX NEWS. CNN treats OBAMA LIKE A DAMN PRINCESS not wanting to get him dirty along with a lot of other stations ya'll make me sick with the tunnel vision ya'll have in these comments be fair ALL AROUND and just ask for FAIR UNBIASED reporting NOT Fair unbiased reporting FOR BARACK THATS CRAZY ISH.......
Ron's picture

[quote comment="150060"]If he

[quote comment="150060"]If he feels so strong about racism period. Why have a song named N*GGER? Props to Nas, but your kinda sending out mixed signals. Things like that give the FOX network easy target practice.[/quote] Oh my gosh I sooo agree with you. You hit the nail on the head.
ayomidejpw's picture

The oldest daughter look just

The oldest daughter look just like him.Blessed the family, they are beautiful.Love the throwback wedding photo! Nas did a brave thing.
Sharonda's picture

[quote comment="150034"]BIG

[quote comment="150034"]BIG UP NAS. WHY IS HE THE ONLY CELEBRITY THERE? AGAIN THIS KINDA ISH GETS ON MY NERVES! EVERYBODY SUPPOSEDLY VOTING AND SUPPORTING OBAMA, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHT OR FLIGHT EVERYBODY WANNA TURN THE OTHER CHEEK. DON'T PREACH POLITICS FROM AFAR! AND NOW EVERYONE IS UPSET AT THIS CNN COVERAGE OF BLACK AMERICA...GO FIGURE[/quote] Yeah, where's DIDDY? Cryin' on YouTube and telling people vote or die, and his ass is somewhere f'ing Cassie...
camilla's picture

Go 'head Nasir! Hip Hop is

Go 'head Nasir! Hip Hop is not all about big, dumb, diamond chains and foreign cars. I love it.
GODIVA's picture

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[quote comment="150184"][quote comment="150030"]Oh my goodness!! I love love love the Obamas!!! They are not only a great depiction of the American family but the BLACK American family. And Nas...fine AND socially conscious???? It doesn't get any better than that. Does it???? lol[/quote] Co-sign! Unfortunately there are not a lot of black males out there with Nas-like genes; successful, pretty boy fine with just a pinch of northern thug in him, speaking *knowledgeable* truth with the courage to be the one change we wish to see in the world while being a positive black male role model for the community AND has respect for the black woman enough to honor & marry one, taking care of his child. Kelis is a very lucky woman...if more black males man up, you wouldn't have so many females out there trying to take on such superwoman duties to make up for the lack thereof. Nas, can we clone you???????????[/quote] Hey lady(respectful said) those men are still out there!! Keep looking, and trust me once you find him you'll know it, and so will he.
Valski's picture

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[quote comment="150168"][quote comment="150136"]How do I sound like Jesse Jackson? I don't use that word period so lets nipp that in the butt. Deeper meaning or not theres a lot behind that word in general. I am pretty sure that there is one(a deeper meaning). There are people in the past where that word has forever mentally scarred them. Untill people hear the countless stories about the history of that ugly word I think a lot will change their minds. People say that the reason why they use the word is to show the white people that we've taken the word back and flipped the meaning. Do we really want to take that word back that has caused our ancestors such trouble? I'd understand if it was once a word of enderment in the first place, and then white people flipped it and we decided to flip it again. That sounds right but as far as trying to flip it as it is I personally don't agree with but thats just my opinion right? The Fox network always flip things around and I'm saying they won't take him serious when they catch wind of his song being named N*GGER. I am not trying to diss Nas' effort that he put forth but I am saying how can he expect them to take him seriously.[/quote] His song Nigger is a supposed slap in the face to those who have tagged Blacks as such and to those who still do. He is simply saying to bigots, you deeply admire us and if we niggers, now ya'll want to be too. We have to stop worrying about the things we do and if they will satisfy "the man". That is what they want- for us to stop being "loud" as to suppress our emotions. They want us to stop using the "N" word and now even blame us for the use, all because the word has backfired, turned into an endearing term amongst some or an alt. to "man"- They want us to end the whole Nigger fiasco because many whites feels uncomfortable. White folks have used that word to maim us psychologically, and the Black man has eaten and digested that word and handed over a bowl of shit to the man and now he mad- Nigga please~[/quote] I couldn't have said this better myself...why are we OWNING the word?! If someone calls another person a nigger, are they automatically talking about a black person? My fiance and I talk about this all the time, and to us, a nigger is simply an ignorant person...balck, white, hispanic, chinese...whatever!
Me...'s picture

I just cannot get enough of

I just cannot get enough of the Obamas. There is no way that I could love them anymore than I do now.
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OBAMA 08" thats's all I'm

OBAMA 08" thats's all I'm going to say. Oh, and black ♥ is a beautiful thing. Damn I need a Obama:)
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NAS...practicing what he

NAS...practicing what he preaches...i've been a huge fan since live at the BBQ...THIS IS WHAT HIP HOP SHOULD BE ABOUT!!!
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nice pic...I would say this

nice pic...I would say this is hot...He respond to this on a celeb dating site " TALLMEET .COM "u should find out what he said.
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[quote comment="150242"]I've

[quote comment="150242"]I've listened to the song I just don't agree with the use of the word. I've agreed and stated that both sides of this argument has its valid points. Just because I don't agree doesn't mean my I am not "enlightened".[/quote] My statement was not directed squarely at you, and I do not mean to insult either. I apologize if you were offended. I understand the weight that word carries, but a word only has power if WE give it power. Take for instance the name "Hussein". On it's own, it's nothing more than a generic Arab name, not unlike "John" in our culture. However, due to the actions of a man named "Hussein" who did evil, ignorant people empower the name "Hussein" to vilify a man (Barack Hussein Obama) who wants to do good (We hope...). I fear banning words or eliminating language because when we do, we're going down a slippery slope. You ban words, you ban thought. You ban thoughts, you ban actions. Yes "n*gger" is a messed up word (that I use liberally), but so is "motherf*cker" (another word I use liberally), and nobody seeks to ban that. Instead of using stupid euphemisms like "the n-word" like kids in kindergarten, we would do ourselves better by striving to change the society that give the word it's power and reduce "n*gger" to what it really is: Just a word.
Big K's picture

I JUST LOVE THE OBAMA'S THEY

I JUST LOVE THE OBAMA'S THEY SEEM LIKE THEY HAVE TRUE FAMILY VALUES.....
ALTIMA2008's picture

I don't think Nas protesting

I don't think Nas protesting at Fox studios will make a bit of difference. Now that they know he is paying attention, they will probably get worse. Those petty bastards enjoy this kind of stuff, why give them the ammunition? They should be ignored.
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I love the Obama's!!! If I

I love the Obama's!!! If I ever get married, I hope its to a man similar to President Obama. Looking at them makes me so happy that I could cry. Beautiful family!!
p1tey1's picture

JBaby I don't feel as though

JBaby I don't feel as though you are not enlightened, we all have our opinions. I do think it is important to not downgrade an individual who is doing something positive. Whether or not you agree with Nas use of the N word, is irrelevant, I'm sure you don't agree with Fox News and their racist tatics, you feel as though 67000 signatures are not significant. Lets stand by the brotha he is doing something positive. Lets not nit pic on every little point. I don't agree with your views but if you were doing something positive I wouldn't say oh nobody's gonna listen to them b/c they made a dumb point on a blog. No I'm gonna stand with you give my support. The fact is some may not agree with Nas but the fact he is actually getting people to talk about our issues instead of just saying oh that was painful, so I'm gonna pretend like it doesn't exist. I hope no one take offense to this, because it is meant to spark unification not separation. Peace
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[quote

[quote comment="150199"][quote comment="150178"][quote comment="150136"] Deeper meaning or not theres a lot behind that word in general. I am pretty sure that there is one(a deeper meaning). There are people in the past where that word has forever mentally scarred them. Untill people hear the countless stories about the history of that ugly word I think a lot will change their minds. People say that the reason why they use the word is to show the white people that we've taken the word back and flipped the meaning. Do we really want to take that word back that has caused our ancestors such trouble? I'd understand if it was once a word of enderment in the first place, and then white people flipped it and we decided to flip it again. That sounds right but as far as trying to flip it as it is I personally don't agree with but thats just my opinion right?[/quote] i dunno, i'm torn with the 'it hurt our ancestors so bad' thing. i mean, so did slavery, getting beat by their masters, being raped, packed in lil a$$ tight boats--i mean, our WHOLE history is pretty painful but that doesn't stop us from talking about it in schools, or stop it from repeating itself (jena 6). my point is, yes, it WAS hurtful back then, but now it seems to have taken the sting outta the word. a white person may want to scream ni99er but that isn't making us run or looking down to us or anything else--hell, really, if a white person yelled ni99er to a black person, watch that white person's eyes and see if he/she isn't scared outta there mind wondering what that black person is about to do in 5...4...3.... u see what i mean. ppl like nas and everyone else who doesn't use it derogatorily will have taken the sting out of it so it doesn't 'hurt' us any longer. if anything, said in the wrong context and we are livid. now, 30 yrs from now when they are teaching history and the first origin of this word, it will be what we all know, but that same history class will say, that the tides changed on that word around the late 1990’s-2000 and lots of ppl started using it, even whites, as a general term, that did not reflect the meaning of past times. $hit changes, damn. seems like we are tryna keep the white man power that we are not allowed to use a word that THEY deemed derogatory, so till my dying day, i have to agree with the white man....hell naw![/quote] I just want to say that we were not packed in tight boats, we were packed tighlty in huge ships.[/quote] and......ur right :) i wasn't really thinking of a lil sail boat or nothing, actually meant ships, but that is what came out while i was typing--too much going on. great debates though--and like jbaby said, this is, what i guess, the show intended to do....i guess
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