Obama receives flowers from a young girl as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

President Obama in Kenya

President Obama made a historic trip to Kenya this week where he visited his fathers homeland for the first time as sitting President.  Not long after touching down in Nairobi, he was taken to a hotel where he met fellow Obamas including his half-sister and step-grandmother. The President was seen smiling at a table between Mama Sarah […]

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Full Text of 2015 State of the Union Address

Full text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address   Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a […]

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President Obama Awards 24 Veterans Medal of Honor

On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation’s wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen — Hispanics, Jews and African-Americans — were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ensure […]

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Obama Administration Launches “My Brothers Keeper” Initiative

(via USAToday ) President Obama is planning to unveil a new initiative with specific targets: African-American and Hispanic men who have disproportionate rates of unemployment. Under the “My Brother’s Keeper” program, foundations, businesses and community groups would develop plans to help men of color at particularly vulnerable times of their lives, administration officials said. In […]

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On this Day: February 10

The Obama family bundled up for the official launch of Barack’s presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois on February 10, 2007. “He’s an incredible husband and father,” said Michelle. (via ABCNews.com ) Standing outside the Historic Old State Capitol building where Abraham Lincoln gave a famous speech condemning slavery and calling for the United States to […]

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On this Day: February 6

On this day in 1990, Barack Obama became the first black President of the Harvard Law Review (via The New York Times ) The Harvard Law Review, generally considered the most prestigious in the country, elected the first black president in its 104-year history today. The job is considered the highest student position at Harvard […]

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On This Day: February 3

President Barack Obama walks with Vice President Joe Biden along the Colonnade, Feb. 3, 2010 First lady Michelle Obama (L) stands with U.S. President Barack Obama during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton February 3, 2011 in Washington. DC. Obama talked about his own faith, the events in Egypt and the recovery of […]

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