Forty years ago this February, President Gerald Ford, was the first to recognize “Black History Month.” This period of acknowledgement evolved from “Negro History Week,” that was created by historian Carter G. Woodson, and other prominent African-Americans. This installment of the FUNKALICIOUS blog, is a retrospective of some American and Internatinal “Black” History accomplishments and occurrences, throughout 2015…
A video and pictorial overview of the First family during their historic trip to Africa during the Summer of 2013.
After President Obama is sworn in and delivers his Inaugural Address, he will be wined and dined at the Inaugural Luncheon in the historic National Statuary Hall at the US Capitol.
How amazing is it that President Barack Obama has been sworn in for his second term on Martin Luther King, Jr. day!
President Obama wasted no time in getting back to work after the election. Here are a few of the things that he has had to manage in the last 60 days…in addition to laying the foundation for his second term, running the country, planning his second inauguration, making cabinet appointments and adding gun control to his agenda.
Here is Politifact’s take, via The Daily Kos, on how Barack Obama has performed relative to the promises that he made for his first term (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/02/1166659/-Politifact-Obama-passes-200-promises-kept#). The Daily Kos article points out that Obama has kept over 200 promises, compromised on 101 and broken 109. He has kept or compromised on 3 out of 5. Not bad considering the obstruction that he has faced. Here is a summary of some of the most important actions that the President has taken.
Here are some of the funnier, more amusing, whimsical images of President Barack Obama. Kind of a Presidential blooper reel. Well, at least he has been able to keep his sense of humor.
Wow! Has there ever been another President who has been selected to be TIME’s Person of the Year twice during their reign? Barack Obama was TIME Person Of The Year in 2008 (http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2011/10/16/time-magazine-person-of-the-year/) and he has earned a repeat in 2012 (http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/person-of-the-year-barack-obama/). He’s a baaaad man!!!
Have you ever wondered how the whole blue state vs. red state thing really works in the Electorial College? Here is a cool set of maps that make it a little easier to understand.
The best part about four more years of President Obama is getting to witness for more years of Barack and Michelle! Just can’t ever get enough of The President and his amazing First Lady.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for everyone to exercise their right to vote. Many good people died so that everybody could vote. Many bad people are still trying to take away our right to vote…so if you don’t use it you will definitely lose it.
I am very proud that I was able to make a small donation to the Obama For America effort to help re-elect the President. To be clear, my donation was not even close to his largest, but he still send me a thank you note…me and the millions of other Americans that gave what they could to help keep our country moving forward. But still it is special to me, so I am sharing it with you.