One Week ’til the Inauguration

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The Presidential Couple, Barack & Michelle Obama grace the cover of Ebony’s February issue. Headz all over are getting ready to be a part of his historic inauguration, including Usher, Mary J Blige, and of course, Beyonce:

Beyonce’s wish of performing at Barack Obama’s inauguration has been granted — well sort of … The “I Am Sasha Fierce” singer will join several artists including Usher at an HBO hosted inaugural concert taking place Jan. 18.

‘We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,’ will celebrate Barack Obama’s rise to the presidency and kick off a near four day schedule of Inaugural events that includes 10 official Inaugural Balls as well as an Inauguration Day eve youth concert at the Verizon Center. Nineteen artists from across several genres, including Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Herbie Hancock, Shakira, Usher, and Sheryl Crowe are confirmed to appear.

The special, slated to air on HBO as well, will feature historical readings from Martin Luther King III, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah. For those traveling to or living in the DMV (District Of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia), the concert is free and open to the public. Bruce Springsteen, John Mellancamp, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban and Heather Headley round out the initial line up for the show.

Could you imagine such a line up if John “The Geezer” McCain had been elected. That sh*t would’ve looked like the f**kin’ Lawrence Welk Show. SMH.

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  • grillfixer

    1st

  • pm

    Why they turning DC into allstar weekend

  • grillfixer

    We’ll i guess i will have to see bits n piece’s of it because i have to work :) oh well i hope some channel replays the whole thing, 4 those that can’t watch it live.

  • Corey W.

    What a beautiful couple…

    Now, time to show these haters how to run a country!!

  • Kay

    I love the Obama’s and Michelle is my role model!!!!!!!!! See this is the type of future you have to pray for your children when you are naming them….Just think what a difference it would have made in her life, if her name was Tanquisha or Shaketra (no offense to anyone with those names, I am just saying)……smh

  • Lady Architect

    Great cover. They look beautiful. OF course Bossip you know MAthew was gonna find a way to smuggle his daughter in there. Sounds like a good show and I would go since I’m in VA, but if you ever sat in DMV traffic on a holiday or rush hour this will be 100times worse. I’ll watch it on TV.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    BEAUTIFUL! And I LOVE Herbie Hancock…

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/40e97b8b8af8fef86fb13bacf1ccf628?s=80 Triple T

    Beyonce paid for that spot. I would of f*ck for that spot too for that day.

  • GLOK9N:although i hit a pound of herb im still nice with verbz ....so fuk what you heard!!!

    FUK OBAMA IM HAPPY FOR MICHELLE MY BELLE …..GO AHEAD SISTA …..I PRAY YOU WAKE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH DA VENGEANCE OF NAT TURNER…AND ACT GHETTO AS FUK AND TELL WHITEY FUK THE WORLD DONT ASK ME FOR SHIT!!!

  • GLOK9N:although i hit a pound of herb im still nice with verbz ....so fuk what you heard!!!

    YEAH I SAID FUK OBAMA …..WHAT??? AND???

  • lala#1

    Shouldn’t this have been the 1st Story/topic i/o “who looks better..Beyonce vs Dawn???

  • UMMM....

    its gonna be crazy out here in Maryland and DC–im preparing myself for traffic thursday!!–im so excited tho1

  • crazylegs

    Freedom of speech is yours too. Beautiful Black couple. I am soooo proud of them. To All the white people at my job that hasn’t uttered Obama’s name since election day, let the countdown begin…a black man is about to take over!!!! Get over it.

  • Razzell Dazzell

    Beautiful! This is the image AMERICA and the world need to see. It’s credible, attainable and necessary! I’ll be there….hope you all can particpate in history.

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAAAAAP!!!!

    ‘Ebony’ has seriously stepped up it’s editorial game in recent years. And not a moment too soon. Gone are the days when they wrote like their readers hadn’t graduated beyond a fourth grade level. I had grown tired of articles that were ‘informing’ me of issues that were already common knowledge. I know thanks is due to Linda Johnson Rice, President and CEO, Johnson Publishing Company, who took up the helm. The magazine has taken steps in the direction of respected publications like ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek.’ I think for a news source we, People of Color, often turn to, we are made all the richer for it. Bravo.

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