Barack Obama

The future is now…


Barack Obama changed history with his election as President, but it was just the next logical step in a career of service.


Barack Hussein Obama II, was elected the 44th President of the United States in 2008 and the universe changed.  He single-handedly vindicated every Black American parent who had ever told their child they could do anything, even grow up to be President.

Obama was born in Hawaii, lived in Indonesia as a child, then returned to Hawaii to finish school.  He then went to New York where he received his Bachlor of Arts degree from Columbia University in Political Science. He stayed in New York working first for a publishing firm, then a non-partisan political organization.


Leaving New York for Chicago in 1985, he became Director of the Developing Communities Project, a church-based community organization where he organized tenant rights, job training, tutoring services and more.  Then later in 1992, he directed a massive voter registration drive in Illinois.  The exposure led Obama to being named one of Crain's Chicago Business "Forty, Under 40 Powers To Be." It proved to be prophetic.


He went on to attend Harvard Law School where he interned as a Summer Associate with several law firms, and later graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1991.  Returning back to Chicago, he wrote a personal memoir entitled Dreams of My Father in 1995.  He continued to practice law with a law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development and also became a Law and Government Fellow at University of Chicago Law School.    


Obama served three terms as an Illinois State Senator from 1997 to 2004. During this time, another limelight opportunity presented itself with the 2004 Democratic National Convention.  He delivered the keynote address which outstandly elevated his status within the Democratic Party, and not to mention, the 9.1 million viewers. Before you knew it, he was a United States Senator serving from 2005 to 2008.


Networking became his forte.  And among the many powerful people he met was Oprah.  And everything Oprah touches is said to turn to gold.  So with her support and many more, Obama launched into a spirited, youthful Presidential campaign.  He even announced his official candidacy on Twitter.  After edging out Hillary Clinton in the primaries, on November 4, 2008 he was elected…..and welll… you know the rest.  History.


Today, he is a 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner and continues his career of service fighting the economic recession, health care reform and much more for the American people and the world.



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