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The Obamas, Monica, Shannon Brown, Gabby Union, Dwyane Wade, & More Hit The Phoenix Awards In D.C.

All hail the Chief!  President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a stunning appearance at Saturday night's Phoenix Awards at the Washongton, D.C. Convention Center to finish out the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. 

 

Pics of the celebs and politicians who came out to be seen, plus video of the President's stirring speech, inside....

The Obamas hit the stage Saturday night to an elite room of over 3,800 politicians, celebs, lobbyists, businessmen, and more.  The president himself was one of the 2011 recipients of the Phoenix Award-an award, according to the CBCF President & CEO Dr. Elsie Scott, that is presented to those whom have made significant contribution to society and symbolizes the immortality of the human spirit.

FLOTUS donned a gorgeous long black sequin skirt with a wide black sash to cinch the waist and a 3/4 sleeve black top.  Fabulous.

Mr. President, looking dapper in his black suit, gave his speech mainly about the jobs bill and its importance:

 

Gabby Union was spotted at the dinner with boyfriend Dwyane Wade rocking a long white Rachel Roy dress:

 

Peep a little raw footage of Gabby & Mr. Wade schmoozing it up.

 

Monica & Shannon Brown popped up.

Rev. Jesse Jackson kicked it with Cuba Gooding, Jr.

George Foreman was also a 2011 Award recipient.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson posed it up with the ladies.

The U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin posed with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation President & CEO, Dr. Elsie Scott.

And at the end of the dinner, The Obamas caused a madhouse when they shook hands with crowd:

Check out the President's speech here:

 

 

Fab times.

The Randomness:

1.  Deion Sanders refutes reports that he filed from divorce from his wife Pilar.  He posted on his Twitter amidst rumors of a split:

Ladies and gentlemen I never address IGNORANCE but I must at this point. I've never filed 4 divorce and hadn't made a statement to ANY media

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Love the Obama's swag!

Love the Obama's swag!
Lucypearl!#@'s picture

First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama always look impeccable and sophisticated. Such a class act.
mymo33's picture

First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama always looked impeccable and sophisticated. Such a class act.
mymo33's picture

OMG! I WAS AT A WEDDING THIS

OMG! I WAS AT A WEDDING THIS WEEKEND AT AFB AND WHO WAS THERE BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA AND BILL CLINTON. THE SECRET SERVICE SAID THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO COME OVER AND SAY HELLO. O O....BEST DAY OF MY LIFE I ACTUALLY MET THE POTUS AND FPOTUS IN ONE DAY. GOD IS SO VERY GOOD TO ME AND I GOT PICS TO PROVE IT. OBAMA IS SUCH A WONDERFUL MAN TO COME OVER AND SAY HELLO.
Anonymous's picture

Well I loved his speech, it

Well I loved his speech, it was very touching and i felt inspired by his words and anyone who can find anything negative about his speech needs to look in the mirror and figure out what your really mad at because his speech was precise, articulate, and well informed
Anonymous's picture

Mrs. O wore a floor-length

Mrs. O wore a floor-length sequin skirt, paired with a black top and Peter Soronen corset belt. A stack of bracelets and jeweled necklace completed the look. Update: The First Lady wears a black double face paillette fishtail skirt from the Michael Kors Fall 2010 collection. Mrs. O wore a floor-length sequin skirt, paired with a black top and Peter Soronen corset belt. A stack of bracelets and jeweled necklace completed the look. And Obama lost the house and his majority in the Senate for a reason. People are not happy with the policies and solutions issuing from the WH. Republicans just won a seat in a Jewish district in Brooklyn that has always voted Democrat. For those of you who don't follow politics, the Jewish voting bloc is second only to African Americans in terms of loyalty to the Democrat party. Rep Turner won election in NY-09 not by promising to go to Congress to compromise with Obama and work with him but by swearing he would do everything in his power to stop the Obama agenda in Washington. He is no Bill Clinton, he will not triangulate or move to the center. His path to re-election is looking increasingly narrow and difficult. Update: The First Lady wears a black double face paillette fishtail skirt from the Michael Kors Fall 2010 collection.
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Ok, ppl! The Pres was

Ok, ppl! The Pres was addressing a specific audience. He did not say all Black people or all of any ppl should stop whining and complaining. At least listen to some sentences preceding that comment, --not just to a taken-out-of-context sound bite, and you will see that it was appropriate.
Anonymous's picture

FLOTUS is stunning in that

FLOTUS is stunning in that dress! Mrs. B don't play no games in the style department! OBAMA 2012!
BGI's picture

Can someone tell me the maker

Can someone tell me the maker of the gown Michelle is wearing? it's gorg...I remember when ybf used to be a professional blog that provided us w/ fashion details...now sheer laziness smh
Guest's picture

Barrack don't care about what

Barrack don't care about what black people think about him or his presidency only what white people think. so post all the opinions you want they fall on def hears.
Anonymous's picture

Obama talks to US 1 day out

Obama talks to US 1 day out of the year and we're supposed to kiss his ass? first I've ever heard him say "African Americans" during his entire presidency. Bush acknowledged black people more. I wouldn't want to be the King of the planet earth if I had to deny my people to be it!
Anonymous's picture

I voted for Obama but found

I voted for Obama but found his comments at the CBC event condescending. When the black community supports the President with an approval rating over 80% - I would hardly call that complaining. I have yet to hear him tell the Jews to “stop complaining" about Palestine or Hispanics to “stop grumbling" about immigration reform or the gay & lesbian community to “stop crying" about equal rights. Yet, he tells his most loyal base to "stop complaining." I ask, who's complaining? Let's be real, there are only a handful of black people complaining - so if he wants to call them out, call them out. Don’t chastise an entire group of people publicly who have given you their vote and from what I can see haven't asked you for anything for it. Spare me the theatrics. The speech would have been just as effective without all that. (Not to mention, if Clinton or Bush, came to us and said “Take off your bedroom slippers ...” the internet would be on fire.) None of this is to say that we can’t do better, we can and we should. But, if President Obama would mustard up half the bravado he uses in speaking with us to fight the Republicans in Congress, things would be a lot different. No complaint, just the truth.
Anonymous's picture

You're such a naive person to

You're such a naive person to not realize that "bravado" as you say he needs in regards to Republicans does not CHANGE A DAMN THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See he does NOT control the HOUSE, and SENATE!!! Things would be MUCH different if people would have VOTED last year, see Republicans WON back a majority of the SEATS in the House!! Pay attention to how the government works hun, he is not a king. Being angry ass black man, does NOT make bills get passed.
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Oh, and by the way black

Oh, and by the way black people have ALWAYS voted for a Democratic President in huge numbers, so black people supporting him in the 80% range, is nothing triumphant. Black people supported NAFTA, DADT Clinton in that range too.
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The First Lady looks stunning

The First Lady looks stunning in that dress!!!! Work it Michelle! And I love her hair;)
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Black people DO need to stop

Black people DO need to stop whinning. Black folks complain about EVERY damn thing. Complaining don't stop black men from going to jail, complaining does not stop the low graduation rate. Black people stay whinning about he neglecting the black community, guess what, there are THREE bodies of U.S. government, he is NOT a King!!
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COSIGN!!! I agree with every

COSIGN!!! I agree with every word you said!!!
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that is got to my favorite

that is got to my favorite look of michelle obama's EVER....
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This is a really great look

This is a really great look on her. I'd love to know the designer of that skirt.
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GABBY IS STUNNING!

GABBY IS STUNNING!
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Now this is my kind of

Now this is my kind of post!...CLASSY BLACK PEOPLE!...WHEN WE HAVE OUR STUFF TOGETHER, THERE'S NOTHING BETTER!
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Mrs. Obama aka First Lady is

Mrs. Obama aka First Lady is wearing that dress... simply gorgeous dress!
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WE NEED TO STOP

WE NEED TO STOP COMPLAINING....just like he said. We the only community that lacks UNITY.....he don't have to tell the JEWS WHITE OR HISPANICS about complaing because THEY DON"T they handle business and don't let nothing get in their way...while blacks....especially BLACK MEN find every excuse in the book of why they are a failure..its the man....my employer....black women...grow up get a backbone.....do what blacks were doing in the 60s and 70s demanding our rights....a perfect example is where was all the BLACK HOLLYWOOD IN ATLANTA when TROY DAVIS was murdered........the only black celebrity in attendance was Big BOi of outkast........But with the hip hop awards this weekend I guarantee the streets and clubs will be flooded with the loser black celebrities and its dumb followers supporting IGNORANCE.......I'm black but MOST of my people today literally makes me SICK.................
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I agree, we do need to stop

I agree, we do need to stop complaining. We are ALWAYS looking for some famous black person to make EVERYTHING okay in the black community. It's always, "What is Obama, Oprah, and etc. doing," instead of, "I am doing ________ to help my community." Black folks whine about him not saying black a sh*t load of time in a speech, which is silly. They whine about him not going to the hood, not making sure every unemployed black person has a job, guess what he does NOT control hiring in the public AND private sectors. He does not write, and pass bills. If people like the Congressional Black Caucus and a TON of African-Americans turned their nagging into actions, the black community would be thriving. Also, we do make excuses for a lot of problems that one is going through.
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You just wrote the gospel

You just wrote the gospel truth about the President and the state of black people in this world. Good job you are obviously speaking my kind of language. We need to get focus and ready to do everything in our power to stay strong and successful instead of always whining and complaining about crap (bs).
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Everyone looks GORGEOUS!!!

Everyone looks GORGEOUS!!! What an event filled with CLASS! Love it!
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The President and First Lady

The President and First Lady - TOTAL FABULOSITY!...Wow! Love Monica's look.
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Mrs. Obama is stunning in

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yeah i heard monica gave a

yeah i heard monica gave a very touching speech @ the event...im very proud of her for her involvement & seriousness in the matter @ hand. i seen other pics of her & shannon and they both were glowing. they are super cute.
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Who cares bout that bald

Who cares bout that bald headed size 12 shoe wearin' bitch there's more important celebrity there then her.....like the president
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yeah i heard monica gave a very touching speech @ the event...im very proud of her for her involvement & seriousness in the matter @ hand. i seen other pics of her & shannon and they both were glowing. they are super cute.
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So Glad that President Obama

So Glad that President Obama is at hand with..Pressing On...I luv this President...So down to earth & knows his stuff..I believe he will fight to the very End! Michelle Looks Good as always..So glad she is our First Lady that has alot of Class about herself and what she represents..So happy to see First Lady on Extreme Makeover..Never seen two Bright African Americans..that care so much about their Country,Our Country & who they stand for..I never seen A President & First Lady involve in so much with this Country...They are just about at every Event,welcome americans to the White House etc., Just ordinary people who cares & and take care of business..So when they want to take a little break & go on vacation "Let Them"..They have been working hard to get the Job done! I say Go ahead Mr. President & First Lady...You have made us Proud! Keep standing to the very End! And for all of us we should be standing with them..Not against them!
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So Glad that President Obama

So Glad that President Obama is at hand with..Pressing On...I luv this President...So down to earth & knows his stuff..I believe he will fight to the very End! Michelle Looks Good as always..So glad she is our First Lady that has alot of Class about herself and what she represents..So happy to see First Lady on Extreme Makeover..Never seen two Bright African Americans..that care so much about their Country,Our Country & who they stand for..I never seen A President & First Lady involve in so much with this Country...They are just about at every Event,welcome americans to the White House etc., Just ordinary people who cares & and take care of business..So when they want to take a little break & go on vacation "Let Them"..They have been working hard to get the Job done! I say Go ahead Mr. President & First Lady...You have made us Proud! Keep standing to the very End! And for all of us we should be standing with them..Not against them!
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Love the Browns! Controlling

Love the Browns! Controlling no, pregnant yes...look at that face, and how round it is. Mrs. Obama...the best!
Anonymous's picture

Whatever MR. Obama, you

Whatever MR. Obama, you promised hope and change, and delievred a bunch of bullshit rhetoric. Fuck you, I'm black and tired.
Anonymous's picture

The President should always

The President should always be addressed by his title ... PRESIDENT & not by MR. What are you so tired from? What have "YOU" done to improve your own situation, household, city, state or country. We can not expect the "CHANGE" we are looking for to come from 1 person. We "ALL" have to work to make change. NOW GO SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE & figure out how you should be making a change.
Anonymous's picture

Exactly...and change takes

Exactly...and change takes time. Understand the political system. He HAS pushed for changes but the other political party blocks his every move. They don't care about the country (and US), they just have their eye on their prize which is seeing him fail. But they haven't stopped everything. Do you know everything he HAS DONE thus far? Research black & tired. I will be voting for President Obama again!!
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