Tuesday, November 9, 2010

President Obama

                  Barack Obama born in Hawaii August 4, 1961.
    His mother was from Kansas and father from Kenya. Barack's parents  divorced, and after his mother remarried, he lived in Indonesia for a time before returning to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. He later moved to New York, where he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. 
      He was called Barry throughout his childhood, he was born, Barack Hussein Obama II. Hussein was their middle name as Barack Obama Sr.s father had adopted Islam but originally they were Christians.
      Barack Obama has admitted that he struggled through his initial childhood years to find answers about his multicultural, multi racial heritage.  In his own words he says that he had a middle class upbringing. During his teenage years, he even used cocaine, marijuana and alcohol to deal with his internal conflicts, something which he regretted later.

Obama Latest Speech

     While in U.S. Senate Foreign relations Committee, Barack visited Iraq to witness the war. He also traveled to Russia and Africa. Right through his career he has spoken about his opposition to the Iraq war.
 True to the values of empathy and service that his mother instilled in him, Barack put law school on hold after college and moved to Chicago, where he became a community organizer with a church-based group that was dedicated to improving living conditions in poor neighborhoods. For example, helping poor people work with service agencies to get their plumbing and heating fixed and to find jobs for unemployed. It was here that he realized it would take changes in our laws and politics to truly improve the lives of the people in these impoverished neighborhoods. 

 Dinner with Ghandi

  Obama declared his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination in February 2007 .A large number of candidates filed for nominations as presidential candidates it came down to two in the contest Senator Hillary Clinton and Obama. In August 2008, Barack Obama accepted the nomination and he was in race against the republican nominee John McCain. On November 4, 2008, Obama won the presidential election by a big margin. He delivered his victory speech at Chicago's Grant Park in front of thousands of supporters. There were, not only nationwide but, worldwide celebrations on his victory even in his fathers home country, Kenya.

Victory Speech Chicago 

Obama's Books and Music Preferences

                                            According to FaceBook
    Favorite musicians are Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Johann Sebastian Bach (cello suites), and The Fugees.
     Favorite Movies Godfather 1 & 2, Lawrence of Arabia and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    Favorite Books  Song of Solomon , Moby Dick,Shakespeare's Tragedies.

     Barack the author of Dreams of my Father a memoir of his youth and early career and The Audacity of Hope  published in October 2006. The book has remained at or near the top of the New York Times Best Seller list since its publication.

Barack Obama Quotes
  Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day.

The Obama Family

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't seen this Obama family video in some while. These young ladies are so smart and intelligent. Thanks for posting it.

    The "First Girls" have grown so much since this video.

    Thanks Lee.