Photos | President Obama officially sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts (Updating)

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50 Responses to Photos | President Obama officially sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts (Updating)

  1. rikyrah says:

    FOUND these comments over at TOD.

    All I can say is..


    We all said that Fast Talking wasn’t gonna do anything to keep him from being at the Inauguration.


    January 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    Hey!PBO just hugged that professor guy who sometimes sits in for Ed. Michael something?! Dyson?

    131 Nena20409
    January 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm
    Eric Michael Dyson…….the man loves words.

    132 anniebella
    January 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    I thought I saw him there. Michael Dyson.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Young students reflect on growing up with Obama as president

    by Todd Johnson | January 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    As President Barack Obama prepares to take the oath of office for a second time, the country is once again examining his impact as a leader. In some schools across the country, educators still look to Obama as a role model for their young students to look up to.

    At Friendship Woodridge Elementary and Middle School in Northeast D.C., eighth grader Parker Wilson remembers Obama’s first victory in 2008.

    “On his first term when he first got elected, honestly, I did care but I didn’t know the importance,” Wilson said of his time as a fourth grader. “I thought there were other black presidents. But over the course of the years, I realized ‘Wow, he’s the first black president,’ and that motivated me a lot in school.”

    Wilson and some of his classmates spoke to theGrio’s Todd Johnson about growing up with an African-American as president.

    “My teachers would just always tell me ‘if [Obama] can, you can,’” said Heniaya Moton. “If [Obama] can be a risk taker and want to run for president, you can be an astronaut or do whatever you want to do.”

    The student’s eighth grade english and social studies teacher Langston Tingling-Clemmons said he often references the president when he is trying to encourage his students to behave in the classroom or to strengthen their focus on assignments.

    It’s a luxury he enjoys and something he didn’t think would be possible as a “teaching tool.”

  3. rikyrah says:

    DC’s elite on Obama’s inauguration: ‘We love having the first family here’

    by Alexis Garrett Stodghill | January 20, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    The ball scene is one of the most memorable aspects of any inauguration weekend. With President Obama retaking the White House in 2013, black organizations of every type are arranging awesome evenings to celebrate his historic feat. From social organizations like Jack and Jill to politicos in the Congressional Black Caucus, African-Americans representing almost every social strata are putting on parties that impress — and attract the nation’s black elite.

    The Root’s held its second inaugural ball last night at the Museum of American History. Underwritten by large corporate sponsors such as Marriott, it attracted marquee names including Angela Bassett and Chris Tucker.

    What made the celebration exciting was not just the stars buzzing about, such as MSNBC host Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry. It was watching African-American society ladies and gents bump and grind to go-go music and the latest in rap while wearing fine gowns, bright bow ties, and fabulous cummerbunds.

    “This is something you are not going to see at any other inaugural ball,” African-American technology expert and Princeton professor Omar Wasow noted about the raucous party brought by the black intelligentsia and glitterati.

    And the party is just beginning. A notable time of course due to the swearing-in of President Obama, this weekend marks an occasion for D.C.’s African-American upper echelons to party in particularly high style.

    Lauded black party planner Andre Wells will helm eight extravaganzas this weekend alone. Debra Lee, chairman and CEO of BET — also a doyenne of this exclusive world — attended six events last night herself. Yet, as much as she represents the epitome of D.C.’s black VIP set, she is also a woman of the people, much like first lady Michelle Obama.

    “This is very important to our audience, and we are going to be there for them,” Lee told theGrio in a phone interview about covering the 2013 inaugural.

    “I’m very excited about the second inauguration, the fact that he won reelection, the fact that he’s our first African-American president,” Lee continued. “Of course, we at BET feel we had a big part in helping him get reelected, so we are going to have an inaugural ball again on Monday. We did it for the first time four years ago. Great people are going to be there — Bell Biv Devoe, Dougie Fresh, MC Lyte. We are going to celebrate his reelection and then of course from the BET News perspective, we have great on air and online coverage. It going to chronicle the significance of this day of celebration, reflection and inspiration for our audience.”

    How will she prepare for all the parties, which include another six tonight, and a whopping seven tomorrow, including the two official balls?

    “I think it’s really resting and taking vitamins,” Lee said laughing. “Right now, I’m just trying to get my energy level up.”

    Style and beauty expert Paul Wharton stressed to theGrio that, for his clients, preparedness for this weekend’s whirlwind was initiated from the inside out well before making party plans.

    “The presidential inauguration has always been a special time to celebrate democracy and new beginnings in our country. It’s been especially exciting for me since Barack Obama has been president,” he said. “I started getting calls on the morning of November 7, 2012 as soon as people knew Obama was going to be serving a second term. Politically active women everywhere wanted to plan the look that would make them stand out at the inauguration festivities.”

  4. rikyrah says:

    I’m going to DVR two channel’s coverage.

    One is going to be MSNBC…suggestions for the other channel?

  5. rikyrah says:

    President Obama memorabilia hangs on the walls at the Hyde Park Hair Salon behind barber Ishmael Coye and three-year-old Bryson White shortly before the President took the oath of office to officially start his second term on January 20. The President would get his hair cut at The Hyde Park Hair Salon, which is near his Chicago home, before he was elected to the White House.

  6. rikyrah says:

    I want these buttons..LOL

  7. rikyrah says:

    Had a talk today with my apolitical Sistafriend.

    She was like, ‘ it shouldn’t have ever been in doubt’.

    She could recite all that POTUS had done for the country, and she was like…

    ” you know it’s almost comical, the laundry list that we can talk about that 60 percent of White folk voted for Romney.”

    I agreed with her, but told her, ‘ but, he still won’.

    To which she replied, ‘ which is why THEY are STILL madder than a mutha., They clung to that Whiteness, and wound up getting nothing.”


  8. rikyrah says:

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend a church service at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
    —-Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

  9. Hat tip Ken‏@Kennymack1971

    Two Terms for PBO Y’all.. Watch “Shalamar – Second Time Around Official Video”

  10. Updating more pics to the gallery as they become available.

  11. vitaminlover says:

    Laughing at that ‘republican tears’ video! hahaha

  12. I’ve got more pics but trying to figure out how to add them to the gallery. WordPress keeps changing things! :(

  13. rikyrah says:

    thanks for this SG2!

  14. Ametia says:

    Beautiful gallery, SG2! The Blue Room is the perfect place for a swearing in ceremony.

    LOL Still holding out for inaugural ball tickets, though.

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