Sunday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: President Barack H. Obama II

You can’t do a week of Black Historical Political Figures and not include the 44th President of the United States: Barack Hussein Obama II.

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It seems the last 8 years that have gone by so fast. For those of us from Illinois, it’s 12 years from his run for the U.S. Senate.

I could not be more proud of the President and the First Family. They exceeded expectations that I didn’t even know I had.

I wish nothing but the best for them. This country didn’t deserve them, but thank goodness we got them.

 

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WASHINGTON, DC - January, 21: President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama look on during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at the United States Capitol on Monday, January 21, 2013.  President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term of office. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC – January, 21: President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama look on during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at the United States Capitol on Monday, January 21, 2013. President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term of office.
(Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The attached photo is embargoed until 10am, Dec. 15, 2011, and is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy for use only by online media outlets. This photograph may not be distributed to other media outlets. This photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated, broadcast, or archived, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The attached photo is embargoed until 10am, Dec. 15, 2011, and is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy for use only by online media outlets. This photograph may not be distributed to other media outlets. This photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated, broadcast, or archived, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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22 Responses to Sunday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: President Barack H. Obama II

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Wow. Take a look at all of these birds:

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Excerpt from the linked article:

    “Evers said this campaign has “raised so much anger, frustration and hatred amongst us as American citizens — forget black and white — that I find myself sinking into a pool of despair.”

    She worries how the nation will move past this ugliness. “Where did we lose the urgency to be brave, to be strong, to be able to work together, even though we might have different points of view?” she asked.

    As the nation’s diversity continues to increase, some whites “see race relations as a zero-sum game they are losing,” said Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. “If blacks are making gains, they as whites must be losing.”

    Fears are rising that this “indivisible” nation, which has long promised “liberty and justice for all,” is fragmenting along such lines as race, sex, religion and wealth.

    “The character of the American nation is being challenged,” Cohen said. “Are we going to come together to form that more perfect union or descend further into some kind of tribalism?”

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  6. Liza says:

    Angel Down

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  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning😀,Everyone😄

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  10. vitaminlover says:

    They are my heroes.

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