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WATCH: Barack Obama’s full speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention | 2020 DNC Night 3
August 19, 2020
Former President Barack Obama addressed Democrats on Aug. 19 during the third night of the Democratic National Convention. The coronavirus pandemic upended both parties’ traditional conventions. Instead of in-person events, the program each night features a number of speakers and musical performances virtually across the country. ... read more / watch video »
Transcript: Barack Obama’s address at John Lewis’ funeral
August 1, 2020
As a boy, John listened through the door after bedtime as his father's friends complained about the Klan. One Sunday as a teenager, he heard Dr. King preach on the radio. As a college student in Tennessee, he signed up for Jim Lawson's workshops on the tactic of nonviolent civil disobedience. John Lewis was getting something inside his head, an idea he couldn't shake that took hold of him - that nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience were the means to change laws, but also change hearts, and change minds, and change nations, and change the world. ... read more »
Friends and Colleagues Celebrate the Legacy of Rep. John Lewis
July 23, 2020
FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA  “Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.”  ... read more »
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Obama endorses Biden as the best leader for ‘darkest times’
April 15, 2020
Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. ... read more »
Mike Drop: After Joe Biden’s Big Super Tuesday Wins, What’s Next for Bloomberg?
March 12, 2020
Excerpt: Democrats turned out in record numbers for Super Tuesday as many are citing their desire to remove President Trump from office as a motivating factor. In the Super Tuesday state of Virginia, primary turnout was the highest ever and surpassed the 2008 primary 12 years ago when former President Barack Obama challenged former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Over 23 percent of registered voters cast ballots on March 3rd. ... read more »
 City Council Approves the Name Change of ‘Rodeo Road’ to ‘Obama Boulevard’ 
September 13, 2018
The City Council closed out their August meeting with a vote of a lifetime. Last month, members of the council were asked to vote on changing the street name “Rodeo Road” to “Obama Boulevard” after Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson motioned for the rename back in 2017.  ... read more »
Obama ReInstills Messages of Hope and Change in Nelson Mandela Lecture  
July 19, 2018
Former President Barack Obama took the stage Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela to the loud chants of those in attendance.    ... read more »
Chuck D Talks State of Black America, Obama’s Legacy and the Black Press
June 28, 2018
To many hip-hop fans, historians and to his peers, Chuck D is considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music. ... read more »
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