TORONTO — The 44th President of the United States —and noted basketball fan— arrived for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Barack Obama walked through a back hallway of the Scotiabank Arena about a half-hour before tip-off of the second game in the title series between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors. Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who wore a T-shirt before the game with a message to encouraging voting, says he wasn’t aware of Obama’s attendance until shortly before he arrived. The coach says Obama’s presence made him think of the Warriors’ first time visiting the White House after their championship in 2015. … [Read more...] about Barack Obama makes an appearance at Game 2 of the NBA Finals
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The 44th president of the United States —and noted basketball fan — has arrived for the NBA Finals. Barack Obama walked through a back hallway of the Scotiabank Arena about half an hour before tip-off of the second game in the title series between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors. The Raptors posted a video on Twitter of Obama's arrival:Obama was also photographed alongside NBA Commisioner Adam Silver:Other notable fans sitting courtside include singer Shawn Mendes and Drake, who made headlines during Game 1 for his trolling of Golden States Warriors players. The rapper, who is a global ambassador for the Raptors, covered his Warriors-inspired tattoos with an armband and sported a Dell Curry Raptors jersey — a subtle dig at Dell's son, Stephen Curry. Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who wore a T-shirt before the game with a message to encourage voting, said he wasn't aware of Obama's attendance until shortly before he arrived. The coach said Obama's … [Read more...] about Obama attends Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Toronto
Barack Obama took the stage for his farewell speech mere days after Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States in 2016. The 44th president tried his best to instill hope and faith in his followers who had been dealt a blow of fear and despair. He spoke about civil action and voicing our concerns when the government fails us. At one point, when Obama mentioned the future President Donald Trump, members of the crowd started to boo. His response was short, off-the-cuff and enlightening about the outgoing president’s ideals: “Don’t boo, vote.” This has been Obama’s doctrine for more than a decade, and to be fair, a go-to one-stop solution offered up mostly to minority populations as the ways to initiate change in America. This isn’t new. One of the pillars of the civil rights movement was making sure that African-Americans could secure the right to vote. An incalculable amount of men and women died for that right to cast ballots in … [Read more...] about For Black People, Voting Is Just The Beginning Of The Work
Queen Elizabeth II, who is the world's longest-serving sovereign, also became the longest reigning monarch in British history on Wednesday. The Queen surpasses her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who spent 63 years, seven months and two days on the throne. Britain's Princess Elizabeth, center, later to become Queen Elizabeth II, and Princess Margaret, foreground, take a river trip in England with their Governess Marion Crawford, second from left, in Jan. 1940. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, left, joins, from left, Queen Elizabeth, Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Britain's King George VI, and Princess Margaret, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, England, on VE-Day in this May 8, 1945 file photo. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, second left, stands with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, left, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, second right, and Britain's Prime Minister Margaret … [Read more...] about Photos: Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning British monarch
U.S. Since it was first released into the world wide web, Google has garnered so much popularity, that the company’s name has been turned into a verb. On Thursday, Google celebrated its 20 years as an information source with a Google doodle dedicated to those who have used the search engine to broaden their horizon. The Google doodle featured people around the globe typing their questions into the search bar. Questions that included, What is Google? What will happen on Y2K? Is Pluto still a planet? and What is auto-tune? Google’s animation ended with a thank you to its users written in multiple languages. While Google shared a few popular search topics in its doodle, its Trends feature showed what the most popular searches in the United States of the last 17 years. Given the nature of the ever-evolving model of Google, its tracking has also changed over the years to be broken down in different ways. In some years, only one list was used for all searches. In others, Google … [Read more...] about Happy 20th Birthday Google: What Are the Most Popular Searches?