Category: The Obama Files
Reflections on the first black president of the United States, as seen through the eyes of a black American born five months after President Barack Obama.
Down but not out
“America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history.”
—President Barack Obama, May, 2011
Still in good hands
“Thank you, every single dead soul who endured unimaginable hardship to make [Barack Obama’s] historic inauguration day possible. The Africans who were kidnapped from their villages, marched across Africa, ferried across the sea, unloaded off the ships and sold into a life of slavery in America, those Africans are all dead; but they’re descendants are now in good hands, and life is only going to get better from here to eternity.”