Dropping the Mic: The Best of B.E. Obama

Take a look at some of the best news and think pieces on President Obama

Seems like it was just yesterday when Barack Obama defied all odds to make history as the first African American to be elected president in 2008. Now, after two terms and eight years in the White House, we must say goodbye. Here’s a roundup of some of the best news and think pieces we published on Obama.

10 Reasons Obama’s Presidency Will Go Down In History

 

In a few short weeks, Obama’s tenure in the White House will officially come to an end. While preparing for his exit, let’s remember all that he has done.

 

US President Barack Obama (Image: iStock.com/Akabei)

 


 

Obama Was the Best President Technology Could Have Ever Wanted

 

The tech industry will miss Obama when he’s gone

 

Obama (Image: Wikipedia)

 


 

Obama’s Track Record for Helping Young Women of Color

New report on the Obama administration’s effort to advance equity for black and Latina women and girls

 

(Image: Wikimedia Commons) (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

 


 

President Obama’s Positive Track Record For Helping African Americans

 

Administration has not failed the black community according to its policies

 

[President Barack Obama signs the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order in the Oval Office, (Image: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)] [President Barack Obama signs the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order in July 2012 (Image: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)]

 

 

Obama’s Legacy of Supporting Small Businesses

 

President Obama has launched several initiatives that have helped to accelerate entrepreneurship among underserved groups

 

[President Barack Obama talks with participants before a meeting with small business owners to discuss a balanced approach to the debt limit and deficit reduction, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House (Image: Wikimedia Commons)] [President Barack Obama talks with participants before a meeting with small business owners to discuss a balanced approach to the debt limit and deficit reduction, in 2012. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)]
 
  • Rev W Golden Carmon Sr

    TO ALL AMERICANS OF GOOD WILL: I really agree with this wonderful article. And as he prepares to leave office, I recommend you consider doing as I did—thank President Obama for eight years of strong leadership and significant accomplishments.

    ACTIONS—For Your Considerations
    • Review the brief, fact-based summary provided of President Obama’s Administration’s achievements;

    • Use the link provided to express your personal thanks today (https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact);

    • Share this information with family and friends, and ask them to do the same!

    NOTE: Regardless of our personal political persuasion, what a wonderful opportunity to tangibly demonstrate a measure of solidarity for an administration who has done as much, or more, for America than any other President since perhaps Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    God bless you, God bless America, and let us each take the time to “give honor, where honor is due” (Roman’s 13:7; Matthew 5:9-10).

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    President Barack Hussein Obama… Thank You, Sir!!!
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    For your leadership in achieving nearly a full employment economy, creating over 15 million new jobs in eight years, while averting America’s worst economic crisis, since the Great Depression, which your administration inherited!

    For your leadership in making America, and the world, safer by bringing Osama bin Laden and thousands of other terrorist operatives to their just demise, while moderating two questionable wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which your administration inherited!

    For your leadership in rescuing America’s Automotive and Financial Industries, saving over 1.5 million jobs, enhancing our automotive competitiveness, and holding executives in both industries accountable for egregious behavior!

    For your leadership in delivering America’s Affordable Care Act/OCHP, to help over 20 million additional citizens have access to a small measure of the healthcare that congresspersons enjoy at American taxpayer expense!

    As the leader of the free world, against unimaginable and visceral opposition, thank you Mr. President for setting a sterling example of strength and wisdom in domestic and global affairs. Thank you Sir for setting a true Christian example by condemning all acts of gun violence and hate crimes—in the finest tradition of Dr. King’s dream of an American ‘Beloved Community.’ Thank you Sir for setting a compassionate example in grieving with so many victims and families touched by avoidable senseless violence. And most of all, thank you Sir for keeping your promise to strive daily to be the President of ALL Americans!

    In short President Obama, judging by your strong approval rating as you leave office, most Americans will miss you! And those of goodwill, everywhere, thank you for eight years of your integrity and quality leadership, challenging each of us, as citizen, to live out America’s highest ideals daily so that, “We the People,” together, might continue to strive “to form a more perfect union…with liberty and justice for ALL!!!” (see Romans 13:7; Matthew 5:9-10)

    Pastor W. Golden Carmon, Sr., M.Div.
    Mt Zion AME Church of Plainfield NJ
    December 6, 2016

  • Rev W Golden Carmon Sr

    In Response to Obama’s Supposed Betrayal of Israel at the UN
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    Clearly Israel’s current Prime Minister, and his ultra-right-wing political party, want a US President that is a puppet–one who will blindly support their extreme positions, even when his own citizens seem supportive of the 2-state solution. However, the facts show that over the past 8-years, President Obama’s administration has perhaps been Israel’s best partner, and rightly-so, than any other President in recent history. Of course the latest example of this is the $38B partnership and military aid package (from American tax money, our President-elect excluded) which he gladly signed. YES, President Obama has been a great partner, but NOT a puppet of the Israeli Prime Minister (who, like a spoiled child, clearly has never reciprocated this spirit of partnership).
    Perhaps the Prime Minister needs to understand that American political leadership has morally suffered for centuries from the terrible mistreatment of indigenous native Americans (and American holocaust of over 9 million African slaves). Perhaps he needs to understand that American political leaders of goodwill in this generation have not only worked to make amends for America’s moral lapses, but also are working to help our true partners of Democracy around the world avoid doing the same. For the Most-High God whom our nations claim to serve, and the Christ we Americans claim to love, will in the end hold us ALL accountable on Judgement Day for how we treat the weakest and least among us! But since the current Prime Minister seems to prefer a puppet for an American President, after January 20, 2017, he can join the Russian President in ostensibly having his wish come true.
    But both of you be forewarned, and be careful what you wish for. For this puppet appears to have a paternal lineage forged in Germany of the late 1930’s, and his closest American allies appear to strive to live by the codex of the same era!!

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