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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Barack Obama Makes A Surprise Visit


The Chicago Southside Wolfpack youth football team got a surprise visitor to their practice that they’ll never forget –

former president Barack Obama.

“I told you I was coming by, coach! You didn’t believe me!” the former president and sports fan said, laughing.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Barack Obama Joins NBA Africa


Former President Barack Obama has plans to take the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) presence in Africa to the next level.

According to an announcement from the NBA, Obama is officially a minority owner and strategic partner in NBA Africa’s business, where he hopes to advance the league’s social responsibility efforts across the continent.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Barack Obama Talks Donald Trump Publicly For First Time

Barack Obama
President Barack Obama is making his return to the political arena to help embattled Democrats win in November’s midterm elections. And for the first time, Obama publicly called out President Donald Trump by name.

During a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, Obama said the country is in a “backlash” moment.

While Obama has in the past blasted Trump and his policies, this was the first speech in which he used his successor’s name.

Obama also addressed Trump’s tone-deaf comments last year, when the president claimed that there were “some very fine people on both sides” during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that saw white supremacists squaring off against anti-racism protesters. Paralegal Heather Heyer, 32, was killed during the protest when a white supremacist struck her with his car.

The former president also applauded the women who have taken a stand in the Me Too movement, and the teens of Parkland, Florida, who are standing up to gun violence and the National Rifle Association. That’s how real change starts, Obama said. But nothing will get done if this generation doesn’t vote, he added.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

See What Barack Obama Thinks About African-Americans

Last week, as a part of a series of conversations, President Barack Obama spoke to author Ta-Nehisi Coates about a variety of topics, with one of them being reparations for African-Americans. Many African-Americans have voiced their opinion about the idea of reparations being given to their people, especially considering the lasting impact of the Jim Crow era and slavery on the community. During the interview, Barack Obama mentioned that he felt African-Americans deserved reparations, but that he did not think it would be politically achievable. Obama said that wrongs done to the black community should be acknowledged, and that "society has a moral obligation to make a large, aggressive investment, even if it’s not in the form of individual reparations checks, but in the form of a Marshall Plan, in order to close those gaps [of wealth and education]."

Obama kept it real about getting support from Congress for reparations, saying, "I’m not so optimistic as to think that you would ever be able to garner a majority of an American Congress that would make those kinds of investments above and beyond the kinds of investments that could be made in a progressive program for lifting up all people." He then went on to put his entire idea into a clear perspective, saying, "I have much more confidence in my ability, or any president or any leader’s ability, to mobilize the American people around a multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment to help every child in poverty in this country than I am in being able to mobilize the country around providing a benefit specific to African Americans as a consequence of slavery and Jim Crow."

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Would Obama Have Beaten Trump?

Fair Game Is That, Donald is a straight up kind of guy, He speaks strait out of his mind without thinking. Look at the picture above, it tells a'lot. For Trump, Obama was to look him in the eye during the shake, to Donald, since he did not, Trump wish's he would have ran against Obama instead of Romney.

In an interview with David Axelrod released yesterday, December 26th, President Obama claimed that he would have defeated Donald Trump had he been allowed to run for a third term. "I'm confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it," Mr. Obama said.

President-elect responded on Twitter with a firm denial that Obama could have beaten him.

It's an interesting debate: President Obama won the popular vote in both the 2008 and 2012 election, while Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 but did not defeat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote.

Obama stressed his admiration for Clinton and said she had been the victim of unfair attacks. But, as he has in other exit interviews, he insisted that her defeat was not a rejection of the eight years of his presidency. To the contrary, he argued that he had put together a winning coalition that stretched across the country but that the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign had failed to follow through on it.
 "Look, the Affordable Care Act benefits a huge number of Trump voters. There are a lot of folks in places like West Virginia or Kentucky who didn't vote for Hillary, didn't vote for me, but are being helped by this . . . The problem is, is that we're not there on the ground communicating not only the dry policy aspects of this, but that we care about these communities, that we're bleeding for these communities."

Nonetheless, the president, who has done relatively few interviews with mainstream media organisations, repeated his long-stated complaint that the media has filtered his message and that he is subject to unfair criticism by outlets such as Fox News.
 Donald Trump responded to Barack Obama on Monday after the president claimed he could have won a third term in the White House if he had been the Democratic nominee instead of Hillary Clinton.

"President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me," the president-elect tweeted. "He should say that but I say NO WAY! - jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc."

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Jay-Z, Drake, Rihanna, And More Appear On Barack Obama’s 2021 Summer Playlist


Barack Obama has been very open about his musical taste. Year after year, he’s shared playlists of favorite songs, both old and new. On Saturday he continued that trend. He dropped his 2021 summer playlist on Instagram, and it’s comprised of 38 songs featuring some of the biggest names of today and yesterday.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela Memorial Speech By Barack Obama

President +Barack Obama had a memorial speech for the former African President +Nelson Mandela. Watch the official visual video of President Barack Obama’s full speech at memorial service today as he pay respect to Nelson Mandela.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Barack Obama Visits Nelson Mandela's Prison Cell

+Barack Obama and his family is paying tribute to the ailing 94-year-old Mandela throughout the day. The president and his family were visiting Robben Island, where the anti-apartheid leader spent 18 years confined to a tiny cell. They also made a stop at the lime quarry where Mandela toiled and developed the lung problems that sent him to the hospital.

The White House said Obama’s guide during the tour was 83-year-old South African politician Ahmed Kathrada, who also was held at the prison for nearly two decades and guided Obama on his 2006 visit to the prison as a U.S. senator. The president also saw the prison courtyard where Mandela planted grapevines that remain today

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Obama Ranked As The 12th Greatest President

The results of a survey compiling the input of 91 presidential historians, places Barack Obama as the 12th greatest U.S. President, C-SPAN reports.

Obama took office as the nation's 44th President in 2009. At 47-years-old he was the 5th youngest man to ever become Commander-In-Chief, and although his experience in government was not as expansive as many who had held the job before him, his strong conviction, communication and organizing skills helped him lead through two terms in Washington. No President has been as highly recognized by C-SPAN's panel of historians as Obama has since Ronald Reagan, who is slotted at number 9 in the new survey.

Among the attributes Obama scored highly for were his pursuit of equality, management of the economy, public persuasion and moral authority. “That Obama came in at number 12 his first time out is quite impressive," said survey shepherd Douglas Brinkley of Rice University.

Coming in at #1 is Abraham Lincoln, who regularly tops the list. He is recognized of course for abolishing slavery, ordering the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, and saving the Union after the Civil War. The Presidents universally regarded among historians as the "big three" remains unchanged, with George Washington following Lincoln, and FDR coming in at third. Founding Father Thomas Jefferson makes the top 10, but was beat out by Theodore Roosevelt (4), Dwight Eisenhower (5) and Harry Truman (6), having been placed as the 7th greatest President. The top 10 rounds out with JFK (8) coming between Jefferson and Reagan, and Lyndon B. Johnson being named the 10th greatest.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Barack Obama Talks Why U.S. Can't Make Any Progress

Barack Obama recently spoke at his Obama Foundation Summit this past Monday, and held no punches about the United States’ leadership without mentioning Trump specifically by name.

The former president noted that the U.S. has yet to make progress and solve problems the country and the world face “because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Diddy Message To Obama

+Sean P Diddy  has just released a statement to our President +Barack Obama. Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, the nation has watched the situation in Ferguson, Mo., continue to deteriorate as tensions boil between the police and protesters.

While watching coverage of Ferguson on TV last night, Diddy took to Instagram to deliver a video message to President Obama. Obama has addressed Ferguson in carefully worded statements but has yet to visit the volatile city. “We’ve got to make sure that we are able to distinguish between peaceful protesters who may have some legitimate grievances and maybe long-standing grievances, and those who are using this tragic death as an excuse to engage in criminal behavior,” Obama said during a Monday press conference.

In the music world, everyone from J. Cole to Frank Ocean to Moby has commented on the tragedy, with St. Louis native Nelly getting in touch withBrown’s family to start up a scholarship fund in his name. “This sh-t ain’t right,” Diddy said. “Obama, get on a plane — it’s serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people.”

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

President Bush vs Obama War Tactics

All members and staff of The Wrap-Up Magazine had to discuss the tactics that President George W. Bush had to take vs Barack Obama. Although there may have been water gating in Guantanamo Bay detention camp, it was tactics that were needed to catch a criminal that could not be caught. Six men released from Guantanamo Bay arrive in Uruguay, all i'm saying is why? They should not close down the prison but get ready for more prisoners out of ISIS.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Woman Known For Racist Social Media Posts

The hiring of former field organizer Teresa UnRue was officially announced through an email that acting Secretary Phil Rosenfelt dispensed to Education Department employees this week. UnRue was blasted in the media over the summer when a series of offensive Facebook posts were exposed by the media.

Back in June, UnRue shared a post that read "We Need Islam Control, Not Gun Control." Two months later she circulated a meme that poked fun at Mexicans for their accent. They were among several Facebook postings that reflected an insensitivity towards minority voters. Included among them was a viral video of an African-American man eating chicken while mocking his own race for a number of children they have and for still lamenting over slavery. "Had me crack'n up!! Thank you! Please share this with people," UnRue captioned.

The Huffington Post unveiled that it had traced back to discover posts that were hostile towards Barack Obama during his presidency. One such message accused the former President of treason and called him a "terrorist." At the time, the promotion of such propaganda was not uncommon for the Tea Party types who would eventually comprise Trump's base. However, now that he has taken an oath to serve all Americans while occupying the nation's highest office, his continued association with, much less his appointment of such divisive figures to his cabinet, may present a challenge to his reputation going forward.

The memo which names UnRue a new member of the administration does not specify what her job would be in the department.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Barack Obama Shakes Hands With Raul Castro

Obama’s decision to shake the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro was a big moment in American history. Obama shook Raul Castro’s hand for the same reason Reagan shook Gorbachev’s or Mandela shook that of F.W. de Klerk, the last president of an apartheid South Africa: because he knows he’s on the right side of history.

Clinton stood before Castro and the other assembled world leaders and spoke confidently of “a revolutionary idea: that freedom, freely elected governments, free markets, the free flow of ideas, the free movement of people (are) the surest route to the greatest prosperity for the largest number of people.”

Thursday, March 12, 2020

What Roc Nation And The NFL Is Doing For Hadiya Pendleton

It's a good thing how Jay-Z is getting involved in our African American culture. It's time we slow down gun violence in our black communities. He is really using his voice to stand out behind his music while having the NFL to back him up.

Jay-Z's Team Roc and the NFL debuted a public service announcement that honors the life of Hadiya Pendleton, a young girl who was fatally shot in Chicago in 2013.

Hadiya Pendleton's family has continued to keep her legacy alive. The Chicago teen is the subject of Team Roc's latest PSA about putting an end to gun violence.

Pendleton is one of many stories of kids being killed by gun violence from all over the world. Pendleton was gunned down as she was spending time with friends at the city's Harsh Park.

The video titled "Hadiya's Promise" is narrated by her mother Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, who shared her daughter's hopes and dreams as well as her own efforts at social justice in her young years.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

A-Rod & J.Lo Photoshoot At Biden’s Inauguration


The stars are coming out for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will be at the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

So will former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and his fiancée Jennifer Lopez. Lopez arrived in D.C. on Thursday and showed her appreciation for the troops.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obama Calls For Nuclear Arsenal Cuts

Speaking at the Brandenburg Gate during a visit to the German capital, Berlin, he said he was confident the US could maintain its security while reducing its nuclear capacity by a third. US President Barack Obama has called for greater efforts to be made to reduce US and Russian nuclear arsenals. 

He also called for reductions in the number of tactical warheads in Europe. The US and Russian signed a joint agreement in 2010 to mutually reduce their stockpiles of nuclear weapons to a maximum of 1,550 warheads and no more than 700 deployed launchers.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The United States Vs Russia

The United States may be on the brinks of another war. The Ukrainian official was reacting to Russia’s plan to launch military exercises along its border with Ukraine after at least five pro-Russian protesters were killed in eastern Ukraine.

The first stage of the operation began when Ukrainian troops entered the eastern city, killing at least five pro-Russia protesters. On April 17, Ukraine’s interim government together with the United States, Russia and the European Union reached an agreement in the Swiss city of Geneva, calling for all sides to ease the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine, where protesters keep occupying state buildings in several towns and cities.

Some 150 American troops arrived in Latvia as part of a bigger contingent of US forces sent to the Baltic states amid rising tensions between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. Another company of US Army troops arrived in Poland and around 150 others are expected in both Lithuania on Saturday and Estonia early next week.

The US said it was sending 600 troops to the region in order to increase its military presence there and reassure its allies. Russia has begun extensive military drills near its border with Ukraine, saying the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine and the militarization of the region by the US and its allies have forced it to react. US President Barack Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin is not a “stupid man” as Washington warns of tougher sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine crisis.

He also stated that the Russian president sees “Russia’s interests as invariably in conflict with the West.” Obama’s comments come less than a week after Ukraine’s interim government together with the United States, Russia and the European Union reached an agreement in the Swiss city of Geneva on April 17, calling for all sides to ease the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine, where protesters keep occupying state buildings in several towns and cities.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Jay-Z Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame


An emotional Jay-Z joked that the tributes at the ceremony were “trying to make me cry in front of all these white people."

“Brooklyn’s finest,” Jay-Z, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday night among a class that included The Go-Go’s, Carole King, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, and Foo Fighters.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Even George Bush Was Scared

Should we be worried about +Barack Obama and the way he is handling the Syria situation with Americans having the heads beheaded? I don't really think we should. The former President +George Bush started this war by surrounding Syria by disarming the Taliban, and taking down Iraq.

We have always had problems with Syria. All of the leaders and members from Sadam Hussian and Bin Laden's camp fled to Syria. The Isis is more organized than any other Anti-Americans groups. George W. Bush's presidency took place during one of the most dramatic periods in U.S. history, and began and ended in controversy.

The airborne terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the thwarted flight against the White House or Capitol on September 11th still hurts us today. The Bush family is a prominent American family. Along with many members who have been successful bankers and businessmen. This war is far to big for Americans to handle on their own. They will need the help of other countries and i'm sure The Bush's would agree.