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    You Don’t Want to be a Belle at Just Any Inaugural Ball

    Many Americans celebrated the second inauguration of the 44th President of the United States in front of their television screens while others had the opportunity, or misfortunes depending on your perspective, to experience everything...

    Obama’ Second Inauguration Brings Joy, Hope

    For thousands of celebrants, the day of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration started with a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, a chance to mark both Obama’s occasion and Martin Luther...

    Travelers Crowded Union Station for Obama’s Inauguration

    More than 700,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. Jan. 21 to witness the swearing-in of President Barack Obama and the Inaugural Parade, with many traveling great distances for the event. The streets outside of Union...

    Thousands Witness Obama’s Second Swearing In

    Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan government economist and a White anthropologist, was sworn in to his second term as president of the United States on Jan. 21, taking his oath with his...

    Washington View

    Great are the expectations of President Barack Obama, the historic first African-American president who was inaugurated for his second term on Jan. 21. The momentous hopes and aspirations are especially strong for the African...

    Memorabilia Hot Ticket for Inauguration

    They came from all around the world to witness the spectacle of the 57th Presidential Inauguration and they all wanted something to take home with them, a reminder of the time they spent witnessing...

    Maryland Inaugural Ball

    The state’s Democrats, who were pivotal in Presi¬dent Obama’s reelection in November, converged on National Harbor’s Gaylord hotel on Jan. 20 to celebrate his second inauguration and the role they played in it at...

    Black Star Power Shines Bright at BET Inaugural Ball

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Just hours after President Obama was sworn in to his second term, a host of musicians, actors and dignitaries lined the red carpet at BET Networks' 2013 Inaugural Ball. The black-tie affair, hosted by...

    Obama Opens Second Term with a Bold Return to his Base

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Rejecting calls for him to move closer toward his Republican critics, a confident President Barack H. Obama kicked off his second term on Monday by making an impassioned plea for a...

    Obama II Inauguration Kindles Special Emotions for Older Blacks

    WASHINGTON, D.C. --Tears rolled down the cheeks of a 60-year-old woman shortly after President Obama took the oath of office for his second term. She calmly let them drop without letting her hand interfere....

    Did or didn’t she? Beyonce questioned on lip sync

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no question Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced? A spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets, Jan....

    Yellow Ticket Holders at a Glance

    The biggest ticketed event of the year took place in Washington, D.C. last Monday. Nearly 1 million people traversed the national mall to witness the second and final swearing-in of President Barack Obama. Among...

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