Happy birthday, Sasha! You’ve grown so much, and it’s been a joy to watch you become the person we always hoped you’d be. Your mom and I can’t wait to see where life takes you next.
It's always great catching up with @POTUS, and I'm grateful for everything he and his administration have done to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act. Let's keep working until every American has access to quality, affordable health care.
President Biden: Great news folks: we hit record-high health care enrollment. 31 million people now have coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Couldn’t think of a better person to celebrate this milestone with than President Obama, so I gave him a call.
On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we #wearorange to honor those we’ve lost. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, let’s not forget the other epidemic killing far too many Americans—and keep working to pass commonsense gun safety laws that will protect our communities.
Coaches like Ernest Radcliffe are changing lives every single day. They understand how sports can help us build relationships, communicate better, and learn how to get back up when life knocks us down.
Thanks for letting me stop by practice, Coach!
Yesterday, I sat down with some of the Obama Presidential Center’s neighbors—local business owners who help hold the South Side of Chicago together. We talked about how the @ObamaFoundation can catalyze more inclusive economic development and their hopes for the future.
Michelle and I are excited to share our latest show from Higher Ground: We The People. Some of our favorite artists got together with amazing animators to remix civics—and the result is a lot better than what we had in school. Check it out on @Netflix this July 4.
It’s great to be back in my hometown and even better to spend some time with talented young people in Jackson Park. I’m proud of the Wolfpack for a terrific season, and for their leadership off the field as well. Thanks for letting me give a guest pep talk!
The Obama Foundation: Surprise! @barackobama just dropped by the Chicago Southside Wolfpack practice in Jackson Park — the site of the future Obama Presidential Center — to congratulate the youth football team on a great season.
.@brhodes has been a close advisor and a good friend for more than a decade. His new book, After the Fall, is a personal, timely look at how America has shaped the world we live in—for better and worse—and the importance of continuing to lead by example. It's a great read!
On the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, we remember all those who were killed and the survivors who bravely continue to share their stories so that we never forget this painful part of our history. Take a moment to learn about what happened:
This Memorial Day, let’s remember the men and women who sacrificed everything for the people they served with and the country they loved. We owe them all an enormous debt of gratitude.
.@MarcusRashford is way ahead of where I was at 23—and not just because he’s a better athlete. It was great talking with him about everything from our shared love of reading to how we can lift up the next generation of leaders.
At today’s @MBK_Alliance Leadership Forum, we’re talking about the amazing levels of activism we’ve seen since George Floyd was killed—and the need to reimagine policing and public safety. Join us live.
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At a time when so much of the debate around vaccinations and other public health measures has been politicized, this article offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives.
Re When injustice runs deep, progress takes time. But if we can turn words into action and action into meaningful reform, we will, in the words of James Baldwin, “cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it.”
Re Today, more people in more places are seeing the world more clearly than they did a year ago. It’s a tribute to all those who decided that this time would be different—and that they, in their own ways, would help make it different.
George Floyd was murdered one year ago today. Since then, hundreds more Americans have died in encounters with police—parents, sons, daughters, friends taken from us far too soon. But the last year has also given us reasons to hope.
On Wednesday, I’ll join activists, community leaders, and young people from the @MBK_Alliance for a conversation about transforming tragedy into meaningful reform in the year since George Floyd's murder.
Find out how you can join us live:
My Brother's Keeper Alliance: NEW: Join President @barackobama at our MBK Leadership Forum on Wednesday for a conversation about the unprecedented activism and action that has taken place in the year since George Floyd was killed, and the work that remains. Watch live at 3:30 p.m. ET:
I recently spoke with a group of HBCU students who are helping folks in their communities get vaccinated. They’re doing amazing work, and have some great advice about how to answer questions and build trust.
Spending time with young folks always makes me hopeful about the future. I had a great time catching up with @ChiPubSchools South Shore students and talking about some of our plans for the Obama Presidential Center.
Chicago Public Schools: After participating in a Black history classroom exchange program, @SSICPTars students and @barackobama discussed ideas for how @ObamaFoundation can make the Obama Presidential Center a valuable resource for the Jackson Park community. (via @abc7chicago)