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A Salute to Black History

Understanding Wisdom And FOREVER Appreciating The Past

Dr. Alice Tyler Milton



Since  December 2003:


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Below, right, and left are links that will enrich your knowledge of the past and present selfless contributions made by just a FEW of our MANY great African Americans. As you read the wealth of information on the pages, think about how our world would be today without the selfless contributions and what we have learned from the good and the bad. Also, recognize the unbending focus and intensity of their efforts despite repeated rejections and unfulfilled expectations.


We must continue to remember and respect our heritage (even though one might not agree with the actions of some--it is still history) by never saying good-bye to yesterday, for we are still standing on their shoulders—yesterday made our present possible.  Appreciate OUR Past . . .

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Barack Obama -- 44th President of the United States



The First African American President of the United States

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Yes, We Can!


       A Salute to President-Elect Barack Obama      

By: Dr. Alice Tyler Milton - Music By: Will-I-Am

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"We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a

collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America."


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Barack Hussein Obama II, the first African American president of the United States, was born on August 4, 1961.  Obama is the 44th president of the United States and is currently serving his second term in office.  Born in Honolulu, Hawaii . . .  Read more about Barack Hussein Obama 



~ Obama--Biography ~ Obama--The White House ~ Obama--Wikipedia
~ Obama--Chicago Tribune   ~ Obama: "A Change is Gonna Come"   ~ Obama--Washington Times
~ Obama--Twitter   ~ Obama--Facebook   ~ Signed, Sealed, Delivered
~ Obama's Song   ~ Hope, Act, Change   ~ Obama Donates Nobel Money
~ We Are The Ones Song By: will.i.am - Obama   ~ Our Beautiful First Lady--Michelle   ~ "Where We're Going"
~ First Easter Egg Hunt   ~ Michelle: Women of Excellence    

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Prediction About Barack Obama's Presidency - (This is Amazing!)

MLK Oratory Winner: Gerra Gistand -- What Would Dr. King Say



The Dreams
















"We aren't what we ought to be. We aren't what we are going to be.  We aren't what we want to be.

But, thank God, we aren't what we were . . ."  Continue to Register to Vote








~ Obama's Inaugural Address ~ Barack Brings Example for Young Black Men  
~ Benediction ~ Words:  Dr. Martin L. King's Sister - Christine King Farris  
~ Sign Up for Service Today - Get Involved ~ President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address (FULL)
~ What Dr. Martin Luther King Would Say ~ Obama Takes Historic Oath  
~ Aretha Franklin Sings During Inaugural Ceremonies ~ Inauguration--Headlines - PPT  
~ President Obama Does "The Bump" ~ Do the "Obama Hustle"!  
~ The "Obama Hustle" (Part 2)! ~ Inauguration Day 2009 - I  
~ Inauguration Day 2009 - II ~ Inauguration Festivities in DC
~ Videos ~ Inauguration Performers  
~ The Obama Watch ~ The Obama Presidency  
~ Inauguration Schedule ~ More Inauguration News  
Barack & Michelle Obama's First Dance At Neighborhood Ball (With Beyonce Singing "At Last")  


President Obama Receives A Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 2009









December 10, 2009 -- The Nobel committee awarded the peace prize to Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen

international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples and cited his push for nuclear disarmament.


Obama Donates Money from Peace Prize

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2010 State of the Union Address - Video


"Despite our hardships, our union is strong," President Obama said during the State of the Union address Wednesday, on Capitol Hill in Washington.


2010 State of the Union Address - Text



Thank You Mr. President!


For Your Warm And Genuine Smile



For A Mind That Is Always Thinking



For Preventing A Second Great Depression



For The Humor




For Bringing The Number Of Women In The Supreme Court To 3



For Making The White House The "People's" House



For 1.1 Million Jobs Created In 2010 Alone



For A Genuine LOVE For The People (No Matter What Size)




For The "Showing" Of A Husband's LOVE














For Our Beautiful First Lady










For Health Care Reform



For Leaving The Past Behind

For The World Having Respect For America, Again





For Quietly And Calmly Dealing With Crisis After Crisis, Even If Not Being Responsible For Any of Them



For Just Being "Cool"



For Being Fierce When You Need To Be



For Having The Intellect To Be Curious



For The Capacity To Know That You Are, As We Are--Imperfect



For Having The Sense To Not Let The Job Destroy You!



For The Capacity To Be Compassionate




For Being An Inspiration For So Many




For Saving The Auto Industry At Least 1.4 Million Jobs



For Bringing 100,000 Men And Women Back From Iraq

And LOVING The Troops




For Understanding The Horrible Price Of War



For Facing The Most Difficult And Loneliest Job In The World With

Grace, Dignity, Honesty And Guts In Spite Of So Many "Haters"


For Being, In Spite Of All The Hate, Pettiness, Racism, Corruption

And Immaturity Around, The Most Progressive President In Decades!



Just Simply Being MR. PRESIDENT




Barack Obama -- Re-Elected



~ 241 PROMISES KEPT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA!- recently added: Promise: Equip troops to respond to new tactics. Update: Pentagon streamlines response to troops’ equipment needs. Promise: Extend the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Update: Fiscal cliff deal includes five-year extension. Promise: Prevent corporate cyber-espionage. Update: New laws, more money support this promise.  Promise: Shake loose federal money for rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Update: Added funding, new arbitration process advanced recovery goals, Promise: Rebuild hospitals in New Orleans. Update: Federal government is helping fund three hospital projects. Promise: Include humanitarian international missions in long-term budgeting. Update: Obama boosts military's humanitarian aid budget 12 PAGES OF PROMISES KEPT! http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-kept/?page=11

Sworn In Four Times



One Last Look



From The White House:  "I want to take a look one more time" —President Obama takes a moment to look

back at the crowd following the inaugural ceremony at the U.S. Capitol: http://wh.gov/inauguration




Mr_Mrs_obama   Photo: First Lady Michelle Obama's Thom Browne Coat and Dress Win Rave Reviews. Read more at http://blog.blacknews.com/2013/01/first-lady-michelle-obama-inauguration-thom-browne-coat-dress.html <-- view more pics



President Obama and His Kenyan Family


In this Obama Family photo are: (bottom row, from left) half-sister Auma, her mother Kezia Obama, Obama's step-grandmother Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama and unknown; (top row, from left) unknown, Barack Obama, half-brother Abongo (Roy) Obama, and three unknowns. 


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Early Years 


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Barack walks along Waikiki Beach shortly before he and his mother moved from Hawaii to Indonesia to live with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, in 1967.




Barack poses with his mother, Ann; half sister, Maya; and maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham in Hawaii in the early 1970s after the family returned from Indonesia. Neighbors remember the close relationship between young Barack and his grandfather. 


FATHER and SON - Barack Obama Sr. poses with his son in the Honolulu airport during Obama Sr.'s only visit to see his son  while he was growing up in Hawaii. Young Barack was in the 5th grade when the photo was taken 



Barack Obama Sr., a native of Kenya, met his future wife while they were students at the University of Hawaii. In 1963, he essentially abandoned his family to continue his studies at Harvard.


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THE DUNHAMS: precocious, self-assured Stanley Ann (left); her impetuous father, who named his only child after himself; her mother, Madelyn, the quiet, firm influence in the home. At their home in Jakarta, Ann Dunham poses in this undated photo with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, their daughter, Maya, and Barack Obama.





Barack Obama with his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham during a 1982 visit to New York, where Obama was attending Columbia





Barack Obama walks with his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama at his father's house in Nyongoma Kogelo village, Western Kenya, in August 2006.





Barack Obama with his grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, in Africa





A page from Barack Obama's senior yearbook features his personalized message to family, friends and teammates.  (Photo from The Oahuan yearbook)





Barack Obama hugs his younger half sister, Maya, at his high school graduation.





Barack Obama shakes hands during his graduation ceremony from Punahou School in 1979. While in his early teens, Obama chose to stay at the school and live with his grandparents after his mother decided to move back to Jakarta, Indonesia.





At his high school graduation, Barack Obama gets a hug from his grandmother, Madelyn, as his grandfather Stanley Beams. His maternal grandparents raised Obama in Hawaii while his mother was living in Indonesia .





Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama's half sister, teaches her Education in American Society class at the University of Hawaii.





The wedding day of Barack Obama Jr. and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson


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Barack Obama, and Sen. Edward Kennedy, at President Bush's 2007 State of the Union address.   

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Michelle Obama at a fund raiser in New York for her husband.


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Reaching Out: Obama speaks during a service in Selma, Alabama 


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Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting held at Cree Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductors in Durham, N.C.


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'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.'


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Barack Obama's Books

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       book2    book5



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Yes, We Can!!

Obama - President


November 3, 2008


The Passing of His Grandmother



November 4, 2008

Yes, We Did!!




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     Black in the White House: Life Inside George W. Bush's West Wing


African Americans in the White House--The Root

Media with Sound


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