Prince and Stevie Wonder Perform Private Concert at White House

There are drawbacks to being the president – long hours, constant criticism, life under a microscope. But the job also has its perks, like having Prince and Stevie Wonder come over to your house for a private concert!

How Al Sharpton Dropped an Astounding 176 Lbs.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is truly a shadow of his former self.

In the past four-and-a-half years, the 5’10” civil rights activist has gone from 305 lbs. to 129 lbs.

“I actually lost more weight than I am!” Sharpton tells PEOPLE, adding that he did it without surgery.

Michael Brown's Father Pleads for Day of Silence

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest Monday.

“Tomorrow all I want is peace,” Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis’s largest city park during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. “That’s all I ask.”

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Attend Rally for Trayvon Martin

Thousands gathered in more than 100 cities across the U.S. Saturday to protest Stand Your Ground laws and to show support for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager shot and killed last year by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty by a jury in his murder case July 13.

And Beyoncé and Jay-Z were among them.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Renew Vows with Rev. Al Sharpton

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon got the gift of parenthood on their third anniversary Saturday and still kept up the tradition of renewing their wedding vows – with the help of the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Rev. Sharpton Open to Meeting With 'Dog' Chapman

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he is willing to meet Duane “Dog” Chapman, the A&E reality star who is under fire for making racist remarks, and would like Chapman to join in an upcoming march on Washington, D.C., to demonstrate his opposition to hate crimes and racism.

No Chipping Away at Ice Cube's Movie

A hit is a hit, and rapper Ice Cube’s movie, “Barbershop,” is definitely one of them. For the past two weeks, the ensemble comedy has been No. 1 at the box office, generating about $40 million in ticket sales.

But it has also rankled a few people, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have criticized some of the movie’s dialogue insofar as it makes wisecracks at the expense of civil rights icons Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King. They now want the offending dialogue cut from “Barbershop.”