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Former President Barack Obama will address the nation to speak about the widespread protests and violence following the death of George Floyd, the Black Minnesota man who died in police custody.

Obama is set to face the nation at 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 3. Some major networks will carry his speech live. You can also watch his address live on his website.

According to CNN, which will carry the address live, Obama will speak about the death of George Floyd and the protests and looting that threaten to widen the gap because the haves and the have nots.

The violent uprising has mainly affected Black communities, where economic and health disparities are worse than other communities.

Obama previously addressed the death of Floyd and the protests, but this will be his first live remarks about the nationwide protests.

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The former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 minutes has been arrested, according to multiple reports.

Authorities confirm Derek Chauvin is in police custody. The arrest comes after south Minneapolis was rocked by violent protests, rioting, and looting for 3 days.

"Why did it take so long? How is it not clearly criminal conduct from the video that we all watched, said Guy Benson, host of Guy Benson Radio Show, in an appearance on Fox News.

Social media celebrated the news that Chauvin was finally in police custody on Friday.

"Derek Chauvin has been taken into custody!! Thank you Jesus!!! Justice is being served!!! #JusticeForGeorge," one user tweeted.

In an open letter shared on Twitter Friday morning, the former president spoke of the frustrations expressed in conversations he had about Floyd's death.

He noted that incidents of police brutality cannot be allowed to be regarded as a normal part of daily life.

"This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America. It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better."

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Former President Barack Obama spoke out about the death of George Floyd, the Black Minneapolis man who died after a white officer knelt on his neck during an arrest on Monday.

In an open letter shared on Twitter Friday morning, the former president spoke of the frustrations expressed in conversations he had about Floyd's death.

He noted that incidents of police brutality cannot be allowed to be regarded as a normal part of daily life.

"This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America. It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better."

Obama, who is biracial, said the country must commit to improved racial relations.

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President Donald Trump angered Black Americans when he refused to hang former President Barack Obama's portrait in the White House.

Trump is departing from the tradition of unveiling his predecessor's portrait and hanging it in the White House.

Trump is reportedly planning to skip the White House portrait ceremony, where the current president traditionally hangs up a portrait of his predecessor in the East Room.

According to NBC News, Obama is not interested in attending the ceremony while Trump is occupying the White House. So Obama's portrait unveiling will have to wait until 2025 -- when Trump is out of office.

The tradition was established by former Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.

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Barack Obama's brother Malik Obama, also known as Abongo or Roy, is among those targeting new father Anderson Cooper.

The 52-year-old CNN anchor announced his son was delivered by a surrogate last week. Cooper, who is openly homosexual, said he and an ex-boyfriend will raise the child together without a mother.

In a series of tweets on April 30, Malik Obama attacked Cooper.

"How A Man and A Man Have A Baby? HOW!?" Malik tweeted.

"Is He Not Gay (Homosexual)?" he captioned a retweet of a CNN article on Cooper becoming a new dad.

Malik followed up, tweeting: "This Is Abnormal."

Barack and Malik share the same father. Malik was born in Kenya. He claims his brother was also born in Kenya.

Christian conservatives also attacked Cooper for raising the child without a biological mother.

"A boy deserves his mother, yet if I understand your plan correctly, your son will not be raised together by her and by you. That's what saddens me the most," Christian evangelist Michael Brown wrote for Charisma News.

"Can you imagine what your life would look like today without the influence of your mother? Can you imagine Anderson Cooper without Gloria Vanderbilt?" Brown asked. "Who would you be without your mom?"

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Michelle Obama is still recovering from the "trauma" of Black people not going to the polls to elect Hillary Clinton as president in 2016.

While promoting her upcoming Netflix documentary Becoming, Mrs. Obama said Black people not showing up to vote in the 2016 presidential election was like a "slap in the face".

"It takes some energy to go high, and we were exhausted from it ... when you're the first black anything," she said, referring to her and husband, former President Barack Obama's failed attempts to help then-candidate Hillary Clinton win the election.

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Michelle Obama, 56, was bitterly disappointed when Black Americans ignored her and Barack's pleas to go to the polls.

The Obamas were so sure Clinton would win, that they leased a mansion right down the street from the White House. Barack Obama had hoped Clinton would continue his liberal policies and the LGBQ agenda that became part of his legacy.

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She struggled to keep her emotions in check the day she and Barack moved out of the White House on President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day. She took it personally when Clinton lost the election.

"You know, the day I left the White House, it was painful to sit on that stage," she said, "and then a lot of our folks didn't vote -- it was almost a slap in the face."

She added: "It wasn't just in this election, but every midterm, every time Barack didn't get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn't show up. After all that work, they just couldn't be bothered to vote at all. That's my trauma."

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Mrs. Obama slammed the door on any hopes the Democrats may have of her as Joe Biden's running mate.

"Now we're out of the White House, not to be viewed, judged and parceled by every other person on the planet - yeah, it's better, it's absolutely freeing."

"Barack and I are not interested in being at the forefront forever — not even for that much longer," she said.
 

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Former President Barack Obama finally endorsed his former VP Joe Biden for President on Tuesday. Obama endorsed Biden in a social media video.

In the caption, Obama wrote: "I'm proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States."

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But just months earlier, Obama tried to discourage the feeble-minded Biden from running. Biden reportedly suffers from senile dementia, and Obama didn't like Biden's chances against the mentally tougher President Donald Trump.

The 77-year-old has difficulty recalling short-term memory and is often tripped up by his own words.

Biden has been in poor mental and physical health for years.

In 1988, Biden suffered two aneurysms in his brain. In February 1988, Biden underwent lifesaving surgery to repair an intracranial aneurysm that had began hemorrhaging.

While recuperating from the surgery, he underwent another brain surgery to repair a second aneurysm.
 

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned as a country from moments of great crisis, it’s that the American spirit of looking out for one another can’t be restricted to our homes, or our workplaces, or our neighborhoods, or our houses of worship. It also has to be reflected in our national government. The kind of leadership that’s guided by knowledge and experience; honesty and humility; empathy and grace – that kind of leadership doesn’t just belong in our state capitols and mayors offices. It belongs in the White House. That’s why I’m so proud to endorse @JoeBiden for President of the United States. Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decisions I ever made. He’s got the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery. And I’ve got a lot more to say about why Joe should be President in the video. I hope you give it a watch. Then I hope you’ll join us at JoeBiden.com and make a plan for how you’re going to get involved.

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Barack Obama added his voice of reason to put an end to the misinformation and fear-mongering about the Coronavirus.

The Coronavirus has not turned out to be the Armageddon virus that health organizations predicted it would be.

The former U.S. president took to Twitter.com on Thursday to call for calm and to urge common sense as the virus spreads among the populace in metropolitan cities.

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FYI about face masks: The flimsy masks that are sold to the public won't do you any good. Respirator masks worn by healthcare workers are adjusted to fit their faces to prevent air leaks. They also wear eye protection with the masks. Health care workers are not at risk of running out of face masks. Medical supply companies that supply respirator masks to hospitals are not open to the public.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday confirmed "the more elderly and medically frail" are the ones more likely to "succumb" to the virus.

During an appearance on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" Azar said, "For most of us, the risk of getting the Coronavirus is low and it remains that way. We're learning more every day, every hour."

Most healthy people who get the Coronavirus will have mild to moderate symptoms. Azar cautioned those with respiratory symptoms to stay home and wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.

The people most at risk are the elderly population and those with weak immune systems or chronic illnesses.

You're more likely to be sickened by the flu virus than the Coronavirus.

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Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg wants voters to think he was an unrepentant racist until he decided to run for president of the United States.

Bloomberg is backtracking after he declared minorities were responsible for most of the crime in his jurisdiction when he was mayor.

In recently unearthed audio tapes, the 77-year-old billionaire defended his policy of aggressively policing minority neighborhoods.

In a 2015 speech at the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg said he needed to get guns out of the hands of individuals who are "male, minority, and between the ages of 15 and 25."

He said statistics of violent crimes committed by armed individuals were down during that period because police were ordered to throw young Black males "up against the wall and frisk them."

He admitted "we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods... because that's where all the crime is."

Clips from the speech went viral on Tuesday. President Trump tweeted one of the audio clips, before deleting his tweet. "WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!" Trump wrote.

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Bloomberg is offering $150 to "influencers", such as pseudo-singer Beyonce, who make positive posts about him on social media and blogs.

"All the money in the world can't undo this," tweeted Trump's re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale, who quoted Bloomberg: "The way you get guns out of the kids' hands is to throw them up against the wall."

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Last week, Bloomberg's camp aired a campaign ad featuring former President Barack Obama endorsing the NY billionaire who, like Obama, favors gun control in minority neighborhoods.

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Heidi Klum is stunned at the backlash over her comments about Gabrielle Union's exit from America's Got Talent.

"A lot of people got mad at me," said Klum after she weighed in on the controversy surrounding Union, who was fired from the show's panel of judges in November after just one season.

Union claimed staffers with Simon Cowell's Syco production company objected to her many wig changes and her clothing as "too black."

But Klum did not share her experience when she was a judge for six seasons on the music competition series.

Speaking during the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Klum said of her time on the series: "I can't speak for (Gabrielle). I didn't experience the same thing. To me, everyone treats you with the utmost respect. I've never seen anything that was weird or hurtful."

Some sensitive social media users said Klum kept her job because of her skin color.

"A lot of people got mad at me. I was called, for example, 'a white woman'," Klum said. "I think it is important for everyone to speak their truth. I think that when there is a story, it should be told. I had a different story."

"I can only speak to what I saw — it has nothing to do with what color I am," she added. "I am a human so I just looked at what I saw."

Klum served as a judge on the main show from 2013 to 2018, and returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions, which is airing now, WENN.com reports.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution has come under attack since Barack Obama took office in 2009.

In 2013, Obama signed a bill giving the government and the news media unlimited freedom to publish propaganda against U.S. citizens.

At the same time, the news media and liberal groups waged war against conservative organizations and individuals who dared to speak the truth.

Most Americans, like Klum, are shocked to learn they are not free to express their opinions in a post-Obama world.

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Celebrities never miss a chance to hop on the hashtag trend. So when the hashtag "#girldad" began trending in honor of the late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, every male celebrity posted social media images of their biological daughters and referred to themselves as "girl dads."

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Kobe referred to himself as a girl dad because he could only sire girls with his wife, Vanessa Bryant. As you know, since females lack a male Y chromosome, the father's chromosome always chooses the sex of the child.

As Instagram comedienne Jess Hilarious points out in an IG post, a "girl dad" is a father who has all girls. If a guy has one son, he is not a girl dad.

For instance, Barack Obama could only father girls with Michelle Obama. He is a girl dad.

It's sad that this has to be explained to some people on social media.
 

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President Trump was dragged on Twitter.com when he congratulated Super Bowl champs Kansas City Chiefs, saying they made the great state of Kansas proud.

After realizing his error, the President deleted his tweet and rewrote it: "Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback under immense pressure. We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!"

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It probably would be an unforgivable error if Kansas City wasn't the third largest city in the state of Kansas.

How many people who are not Kansas City Chiefs fans (your auntie included) would make the same mistake?

Remember when former President Obama said he campaigned in 57 states in the US? No one made a big deal out of it because Obama wasn't born in the U.S.

But because it's Trump who made a simple error, that most of us would've made, the trolls took delight in roasting him on social media.
 

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama dropped another hint that he may back a woman - most likely Hillary Clinton - for the Democratic nomination.

In June 2016, Obama endorsed Clinton for president, saying, "I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office."

Obama believed strongly that Clinton would beat Donald Trump in 2016. He reportedly said there was "no way Americans would turn on him" and "his legacy was in safe hands."

But after Trump won the election, Obama took Clinton's loss as a "personal insult."

On Monday, Obama again tried to warm voters up to the idea that a woman can lead the country.

During an appearance this week at the Singapore Expo, Obama said women were "indisputably better" as world leaders than men.

Addressing women directly, Obama said, "Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you're better than us [men]."

He said the world's problems are caused by "old men" "not getting out of the way.”

"If you look at the world and look at the problems it's usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way."

Many took his remark as a jab at his former vice president Joe Biden, who Obama previously said "doesn't have it".

Obama went on to say he believes "every nation" should be led by women.

"I'm absolutely confident," he said, "That for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything... living standards and outcomes."

It's no secret that Obama wants access to the White House. His office is located in Washington D.C. - just a stone's throw from his former address.

Meanwhile, Clinton is also dropping hints that she is ready to enter the race.

On Dec. 12, she tweeted a link to a website with information in support of impeaching President Trump. She urged her followers to spread the information to friends and family.

And a new poll shows Clinton comfortably ahead of all Democratic candidates.

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Hillary Clinton turned heads when she greeted actors backstage at the Broadway play "Ain't Too Proud: The Temptations Musical" at The Imperial Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 12, in New York City.

The former first lady's plump cheeks and youthful appearance prompted some to wonder if she went under the knife in preparation for her 3rd run at the White House.

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Clinton was wrinkle-free as she greeted actors with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Many say she looks a lot difference today than she did in 2016 when she lost the election to President Donald Trump.

Observers also noticed her smooth skin when she spoke at the Jewish Labor Committee's Annual Human Rights Awards Dinner in NYC on Monday.

Aesthetician Dr. Ross Perry tells Dailymail.com's FEMAIL that Clinton has been "genetically blessed" with good skin - but he says her youthful appearance could also be a result of Botox, injectable dermal fillers and dermabrasion treatments.

Clinton's camp is dropping hints that she will enter the 2020 presidential race after more Democratic hopefuls drop out.

California Senator Kamala Harris is already gone and NJ Senator Cory Booker is said to be making his way to the exit door.

Some political analysts say Clinton is a long shot for the nomination if she enters the 2020 race.

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But others say Clinton is former President Barack Obama's choice for the nomination. They say Obama believes Clinton is his best chance to take control of the White House for an unofficial third term.

That's why his office is in Washington, D.C. rather than in his hometown of Chicago.

Questions: Do you think Hillary Clinton went under the knife? Will you vote for Hillary if she runs again?

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are catching heat on social media after they purchased a $12 million mansion in exclusive Martha's Vineyard.

The home is the latest multi-million dollar property in the Obamas' real estate portfolio. They also own mansions in Hawaii, California and Washington, D.C.

The opulent 6,892-square-foot home features seven bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a detached barn and a pool. The home faces the Edgartown Great Pond.

Some on Black Twitter are not comfortable with the Obamas' excessive displays of wealth.

One Twitter user wrote: "Obama sitting pretty in Marthas vineyard whilst Americans lost their homes due to his astounding incompetence. Bailed out wall street instead of the American people. d bag."

Another tweeted:

"Nothing sets a better example for the 'urgency' of 'climate change' than buying a $12,000,000 mansion on an island 'marthas vineyard' In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean all the while crying about the dangers of the rise of sea level. Obama did!"

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But others defended the former First Couple.

"The Obamas are among the most successful black people in recent history & fools are out there upset that they're living about as well as your average white Tech executive."

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