Happy Presidents’ Day to Barack Obama, the first person of color to hold the highest office in the land. Born in Hawaii to a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya, President Obama represents diversity in a country well-known for being a ‘melting pot’. President Obama did not just make history as the first black president of the U.S.A., he was also the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
Following graduation, he met the future First Lady Michelle Robinson in Chicago as an intern at a law firm and she initially refused to date him, not wanting to mix business with pleasure. Finally, she gave in and agreed to go out with the idealistic activist; they would later marry and have two beautiful daughters—Malia and Sasha.
Obama threw his hat in the ring for the presidency during his stint as a Senator of Illinois, all the while, helping to pass legislation for middle class families and lobbying reform. He beat out Hillary Clinton for the job and was later reelected for a second-term after battling Mitt Romney in 2012.
As president, Obama continues to overcome many obstacles and has fought for unpopular issues like healthcare for all, as well as gun control. He stands up for the rights of financially strapped Americans and holds true to his democratic beliefs.
The President’s second term will end November of this year and while, the republican presidential hopefuls carry on attacking him, he continues to put his best foot forward and leads the country as only a president can.
We are proud to write this article celebrating the 1st African-American president who has done a lot for the disenfranchised members of society and also, helped bring back America’s good standing around the world. He has been a great president on most issues and hopefully, whoever is elected to replace him will continue that momentum.
Happy Presidents’ Day Mr. Obama!
- Here’s the video that first put President Obama on the map. He was slated to speak at the 2004 Democratic Convention when John Kerry was taking on George W. Bush. This speech was made not long before Obama was elected a Senator and is revered by many as his greatest speech to date: