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The Afro's Tribute to President Obama

Barack Obama Makes History

Barack Obama made history when he defeated Senator John MCain in 2008 and became the first African-American president. The following article explores what his election meant to the country. Nov. 8, 2008 Barack Obama, the son of a Black man from Kenya...

New Psalmist Remembers King, Honors President Obama

Thousands poured into Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church to celebrate the legacies of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Hussein Obama on the evening of Jan. 15. Led by Bishop Walters S. Thomas, Sr., the ceremony honored...

How Obama Used the Law to Bring About Change

Barack Hussein Obama, 55, departs the White House with a legacy of sweeping change and political controversy. He was not only the first Black President of the United States; he was a change agent in the lives of Americans...

How Obamacare Improved the Nation’s Health

Ashley Turner has experienced ups and downs with the Affordable Care Act, but says she and other Americans have benefited overall. She doesn’t believe that Republicans should try to dismantle the ACA, also known as Obamacare. “That would be a...

Church Pastors See Hope Past Obama Presidency

Eight years ago, the Rev. Derrick Harkins could hardly contain his joy when President-elect Barack Obama and the first family worshipped at the 19th Street Baptist Church in Northwest D.C. on the Sunday before his inauguration. “It was a...

Obama’s Impact on Black America

After an earnest exchange of sharp queries and careful answers on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd threw in a question that visibly caught segment guests Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham...

The Legacy of President Barack Obama

When Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office to become the 44th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009, perhaps the most durable symbolic barrier to the full citizenship of Black Americans was shattered. President Obama and...

Inauguration Week—Our Celebration

From the AFRO’s first inauguration coverage in 1904, the temperament of the overall Black community surrounding the celebration of the seating of a new American president has in most cases been one of excitement and hope.  Surprisingly, this excitement...

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