Videos | President Obama Delivers Commencement Address at Morehouse College



Meet Betesegaw Tadele, Valedictorian for class of 2013 and other Morehouse alumni and faculty.

We’ll post full video of the commencement ceremony when available.

Transcript of President Obama’s address here.

This entry was posted in Barack Obama, Black History, Current Events, Education, Empowerment, Good News!, Media, President Obama and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

75 Responses to Videos | President Obama Delivers Commencement Address at Morehouse College

  1. Pingback: President Obama Gives the Commencement Address at Morehouse College | Top US News Today

  2. I love your website and I am waiting to listen and watch to the whole speech of our president at Morehouse today. It’s not available anywhere on the Web. I am surprised.
    I am a Canadian and I had the great privilege to volunteer for the Obama-Biden campaign in 2008 in Louisiana and I made some phone calls in Florida in the 2012 election.

    Thanks for your great work to keep us informed.

    Marie J.

  3. rikyrah says:



    “you come from greatness, reach for greatness!”


    That is so important for young people to know! Our children are taught they ONLY come from slaves…downtrodden, hopeless slaves. They are not taught their history, the courage and genius of it all. And no, I don’t mean the queens and kings of Africa..I mean they aren’t taught the incredible bravery, intelligence and ingenuity of the ones that made it thru the middle passage and got us to here. Our kids don’t know this, heck, WE barely know it! We hear it right here on this sight when we find great tidbits about our history and make it our topic for a week! All of us are constantly learning about people we have not heard one word about. Our kids need to know that the totality of our history in this country is not just picking cotton and waiting for General Grant to come save us.

    • Ametia says:


      And that we don’t just use our GOD-GIVEN creativity to serve just the NEGROES, but ALL HUMANITY, just as we’ve always done as a people. We already know that the 2520s have stolen, lied, and TRIED co-opt our culture and other cultures, but we know IT ALL FLOWS FROM GOD to us. We’re just the open, willing VEHICLES.

  4. Ametia says:

    seriously, I.CANNOT.STAND that Nia Maleka Henderson,UGGH!

    • rikyrah says:

      what did she say?

      • Ametia says:

        just now on MSNBC Nia said that the President has been slow with his response to scandals and that his poll numbers haven’t dipped, but will eventually, because he’s not taking repsonsibility for the scandals. SMGDH… and I DON’T LIKE HOW SHE DELIVERS either. “Umm, uh, uh, uh, after every sentence. PLEASE! She can do better.

        MBAO Goldie Taylor just cleaned Nia Maleka Henderson’s clock.



  5. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama to Morehouse grads: “It’s not just the African-American community that needs you. The country needs you. The world needs you!”
    11:35 AM – 19 May 2013

  6. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    POTUS at Morehouse: “Be the best husband to your wife or your boyfriend or your partner. Be the best father you can be to your children!”
    11:29 AM – 19 May 2013

  7. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    POTUS: “As African-Americans, you have to work twice as hard if you want to succeed.” Tells Morehouse grads it’ll be hard but never give up.
    11:28 AM – 19 May 2013

  8. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama: “Nobody is going to give you anything you didn’t earn.” Tells grads they’ll face discrimination but should never give up.
    11:25 AM – 19 May 2013

  9. rikyrah says:

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Pres. Obama to Morehouse College grads: “Be sensitive to the wrongs and injustices in society and be willing to correct those wrongs.”
    11:21 AM – 19 May 2013

  10. rikyrah says:

    HowNowHerbert My President daps. #Morehouse #ClassOf2013

  11. rikyrah says:

    PragObots And that wasn’t thunder you heard during PBO’s speech. That was Heaven’s Amen Corner. #p2 #blacknews #MCGrad2013

  12. rikyrah says:

    PragObots And now the Blackademics will pick apart PBO’s commencement speech from the Ivory Towers of predominantly white institutions. #p2 #blacknews

  13. rikyrah says:

    The President was wonderful

    • Ametia says:

      Yes; he was. And his and FLOTUS’ messages to our young black men and women is the same message they’d hear in their churches, if they attend. This is why we have to be vigilant and not allow anyone to DESTROY our religious/spiritual foundations.

      Did you hear him tell the men to go into their barber shops, on the B-Ball courts, and churches and help spread the positive, uplifing messages, tell folks the TRUTH about LIFE. I.KNOW.THAT’S.RIGHT.

  14. rikyrah says:

    NerdyWonka POTUS: “When I’m on my deathbed, I’ll be thinking about the warm day I spent with my wife. Be the best role model you can be!”

    • Ametia says:

      Spectacular photo. Thanks Rik. It’s like POTUS is coming down from the HEAVENS and delivering the message to our young men

  15. President Obama: “It’s up to you to widen your circle of concern, to care about justice for everybody — white, black and brown.”

  16. Ametia says:

    PBO: WIDEN your circle of CONCERN, serve everyone you can.

  17. Ametia says:

    Despite how far we’ve come in America, BLACK folks still have to work TWICE/THRICE as hard to get ahead. FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We ain’t post-racial yet, so keep on pressing men.

  18. President Obama: “My whole life, I’ve tried to be for Michelle & my girls what my father wasn’t for my mother and me.”

    • Ametia says:

      Alright now! And he knows that NOBODY gave that preserverence to him; He had to EARN it by committing himself to be and do better. He knew he could not and would not continue a pattern of leaving his children fatherless.

  19. Ametia says:

    PBO: On the B-ball court, in the barber shops, in the churches, teach the other men.

  20. Ametia says:

    Wonderful story about Frederick. Keep being an example of what is is to be a MAN.

  21. Potus is PREACHING T.O.D.A.Y.

  22. Ametia says:

    If you think you can get over on just a Morehouse diploma, you’re in for a rude awakening.

    • Ametia says:

      THIS was a powerful message. MHP highlighted this point with her panel this morning. How college grads are working for hourly wages in fast food resturants,etc.

  23. Ametia says:

    Nobody’s going to give you anything you haven’t earned.

  24. Ametia says:

    Ain’t nobody got time for EXCUSES! Tell it,Mr. President.

  25. Ametia says:

    Coem on and spread the word about our health and ACA-aka OBAMACARE. We need doctors to go back into the communities and serve.

  26. Ametia says:

    Outside of these male graduates parents, PBO is the ONLY other MALE who can deliver this message to these Black men.

  27. Ametia says:

    PBO: “My job as president is to advocate for policies that BENEFIT EVERY AMERICAN.”

  28. Ametia says:

    PBO: “The history we share should give you HOPE. The future we share should give you HOPE.”

  29. Oh SNAP! Potus went there. He’s telling them about Jim Crow!

  30. Ametia says:

    Brang on the history of JIM CROW, Mr. President, BRING.IT.ON. We can’t forget the history of being BLACK in AMERICA.

  31. Ametia says:

    PBO: “Some of you are gradulating Summa ,magna cum laude’ Some of you are just “thank you laude!. LMBAO

  32. Potus says Michelle taught him about the hair. Michelle KNOWS!

    • Ametia says:

      LOL Dman right FLOTUS knows White House Press Corp where you at? Take notes, Black women don’t play with rain and they’re hair. Hat and umbrellas for EVERY WOMAN! LMBAO

  33. Ametia says:

    Mayor Kasim Reid in the HIZZY!

  34. Ametia says:


  35. Ametia says:

    Beautiful choir rendition of Psalms scripture. POTUS is about to step up. YEAH!

  36. Whoo Hoo! Congrats to the Valedictorian!

  37. I see beautiful Valerie Jarrett!

  38. Potus looks so good!

  39. rikyrah says:

    Look at all the men with their hats

  40. Ametia says:

    Check out the video above Nice clip on the Joyner father and son who are graduating today!

    • rikyrah says:

      I loved that story. The father shows it’s never too late.

    • Ametia says:

      It’s a fine example of PRESERVERANCE. Interesting the networks are airing the Rethugs piling on the bullshit as usual.

      You’d think they’d would air this HISTORIC ceremony, but NO, we can’t have them airing all those EDUCATED negro men graduating and hearing the FIRST BLACK POTUS deliver the COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS!

  41. rikyrah says:

    President Barack H. Obama, the first African American president of the United States, gives the commencement address at Morehouse College today, which is also the birthday of Malcolm X

  42. Ametia says:

    Anyone checking out the opening ceremony yet?

  43. rikyrah says:

    emokidsloveme OMG! Great! RT @cl_atlanta: Remember Genarlow Wilson? He’s graduating today from Morehouse College.…

Leave a Reply