In a new original song and video, Fred Goldring, the man who co-produced 2008’s “Yes We Can” with will.i.am delivers a collaborative effort to encourage people to vote, and to vote left. Titled after Obama’s election campaign the track features artists Ne-Yo, Natasha Bedingfield, jazz musician Herbie Hancock, rock trio Delta Rae, and Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik. The lyrics consist of words like “dignity” and “equality” while the President’s standing-ovation-inducing DNC speech fades in and out over the background vocals of a harmonious choir. Whether or not you agree with this video, it’s important to have your voice be heard. Be sure to set some time aside on Tuesday, November 6 to vote. Watch the video after the jump!
We came across this great fractal-rainbow image of Obama. We contacted the artist to tell us a bit about it.
“My name is Tom Vasquez, I am an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, New York. Earlier this month, I was inspired to create this image of President Obama as a tribute to his historic decision in support of marriage equality. I admire the president for taking a stand for what’s right. Since creating this piece, I’ve had many requests to put it on tee-shirts for Pride month and beyond. My ultimate hope is to have the president sign one of the limited edition prints I will be producing and to have it displayed prominently in my apartment!” www.tomvasquez.com
Newsweek hopped on the colorful cover bandwagon on Sunday with the above image of Barack Obama dubbed as “The First Gay President.” Accompanying the bold headline is the President with a rainbow-colored halo. This comes only days after he announced his support for marriage equality in an ABC news interview.
The New Yorker released next week’s cover, titled “Spectrum of Light” on Friday, which depicts the White House with a new rainbow paint job. This comes days after President Obama announced his support for marriage equality in the U.S. The long-time New Yorker Illustrator, Bob Staake, says:
“I am honored to be doing this cover. It’s a celebratory moment for our country, and that’s what I tried to capture. (I don’t especially like those rainbow colors, but they are what they are—I had to use them.) I wanted to celebrate the bravery of the President’s statement—a statement long overdue—but all the more appreciated in this political year. We are on the right side of history.”