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OBAMA TAKES TIME TO SHOW HIS KENYAN RELATIVES BASED IN U.K. AND KENYA THE (WHITE) BLACK HOUSE!-I.THISISLONDON.CO.UK

April 21, 2009

OBAMA WITH HIS STEP-GRANDMOTHER ON HIS AUGUST 2006 VISIT TO KENYA

OBAMA WITH HIS STEP-GRANDMOTHER ON HIS AUGUST 2006 VISIT TO KENYA

PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES TIME TO SHOW HIS KENYAN RELATIVES AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE AS SOON AS HE MOVED IN!

PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES TIME TO SHOW HIS KENYAN RELATIVES AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE AS SOON AS HE MOVED IN!

FROM i.thisislondon.co.uk

THESE are the first pictures of Barack Obama inside the White House with his British stepmother.

Taken the day he was sworn in as President, they show him giving Kezia Obama and the rest of his extended family a tour of his new home.

Embraced by Mrs Obama, who travelled to Washington DC from her council house in Bracknell, the President proudly posed in an official reception for the family.

He is also surrounded by his half-brother Abongo, his sister-in-law, niece, nephew and other relatives, who all travelled from Kenya and were in the VIP enclosure for his inauguration in January.

Mrs Obama, 66, who was married to the President’s late father, also named Barack, when they lived in Kenya, wore a traditional African outfit made in Tanzania especially for the big day.Abongo Obama, who flew from the family’s ancestral home in Kogelo, western Kenya, just days before, said: “Barack gave us a grand tour of the White House. It was amazing to be in there with him. This is his new home. He has come a long way.”

The 51-year-old accountant, who was best man at the President’s wedding, added: “My brother had such a hectic schedule that day, but he still took time out for us.”

Despite sharing the family’s jubilation, he told of his fears President Obama could be assassinated.

“There are crazy people out there, there is always a danger someone will try to hurt him,” he said. “That’s something I worry about all the time. Security was so tight, yet there were times when he was out there shaking hands with the public and I just saw how exposed he is and it scared me.”

He also revealed how his brother had sent a personal note to the family on official White House stationery once they returned to Kenya. The note read: “To the people of K’Obama – Thank you for the prayers and support!”

A similar letter was sent to the people of Kogelo, some of whom had travelled to the US for the historic occasion. The President’s 86-year-old paternal grandmother Sarah was also in Washington DC for his swearing-in ceremony, as well as his half-sister Auma, 49, and half-brothers Ben, 38, and Abo, 40.

Mr Obama said: “I am looking forward to going back and staying with Barack at the White House, but it won’t ever be the same.

“We can’t just hang out like we used to and sit in a bar with a few drinks catching up. I will miss that and he will too but this was his dream, he knew he had to make certain sacrifices.”

After marrying Mrs Obama, Barack Obama Snr went on to marry President Obama’s mother Ann Dunham – an American he met during a scholarship to the United States. He eventually returned to his first wife, with whom he had four children, and died in 1982.

President Obama first met his Kenyan relatives during a trip to Africa in his twenties, after his father died.

THESE are the first pictures seen of Barack Obama inside the White House with his family including his British stepmother just hours after he was sworn in as President.

The family snaps given exclusively to the Standard reveal a private moment when Mr Obama took time out of his busy schedule to show his relatives around his new home.

Embraced by his stepmother Kezia Obama, who travelled to Washington DC from her council house in Bracknell, Berkshire, the President proudly posed in one of several grand rooms, for the first of many family portraits.

He is also surrounded by his half-brother Abongo, his sister-in-law , niece, nephew and other relatives, who all travelled from Kenya and were in the VIP enclosure for his inauguration in January.

Mrs Obama, 66, who was married to the President’s late father, also named Barack, when they lived in their homeland of Kenya, wore a traditional African outfit especially made in Tanzania for the big day.

Pictured on the far left, Abongo Obama, who flew in from the family’s ancestral home in Kogelo, western Kenya, just days before, said: “Barack gave us a grand tour of the White House. It was amazing to be in there with him. This is his new home. He has come a long way.”

The 51-year-old accountant, who was best man at the President’s wedding, added: “My brother had such a hectic schedule that day but he still took time out for us.”

Despite sharing the family’s jubilation he told of his fears President Obama could become an assassination target.

“There are crazy people out there, there is always a danger someone will try to hurt him, that’s something I worry about all the time,” said Mr Obama. “Security was so tight yet there were times when he was out there shaking hands with the public and I just saw how exposed he is and it scared me.”

He also revealed how his brother had sent a personal note to the family on official White House stationary once they returned to Kenya. The note read: “To the people of K’Obama – Thank you for the prayers and support!”

A similar letter was sent to the people of Kogelo, some of whom had travelled to the US for the historic occasion. The President’s 86-year-old paternal grandmother Sarah was also in Washington DC for his swearing-in ceremony as well as his half-sister Auma, 49 and half brothers Ben, 38 and Abo, 40.

Mr Obama said: “I am looking forward to going back and staying with Barack at the White House but it won’t ever be the same. We can’t just hang out like we used to and sit in a bar with a few drinks catching up. I will miss that and he will too but this was his dream, he knew he had to make certain sacrifices.”

After marrying Mrs Obama, Barack Obama Snr went on to marry President Obama’s mother Ann Dunham – an American he met during a scholarship to the United States. He eventually went back to his first wife, with whom he had four children, and died in 1982.

President Obama first met his Kenyan relatives on a trip to Africa in his twenties after his father had passed away.

OBAMA!-BLACK REACTIONS TO HIS VICTORY THAT NIGHT AT GRANT PARK,CHICAGO AND (LATER) BEYOND!

April 21, 2009

SISTER VERTIE HOODGE,74 YEARS,HOUSTON,TEXAS CRYING WATCHING THE INAUGURATION ON JAN.20,2009

SISTER VERTIE HOODGE,74 YEARS,HOUSTON,TEXAS CRYING WATCHING THE INAUGURATION ON JAN.20,2009

WATCHING THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY AT KIBERA,NAIROBI KENYA,JAN.20,2009

WATCHING THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY AT KIBERA,NAIROBI KENYA,JAN.20,2009

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MOHAMMED SAHER,BLACKamerikkkan MEMBER OF IRAQ'S BLACK COMMUNITY IN THE SLUTHERN CITY OF BASRA DANCES TO AL-BASRA BAND MUSIC AS THEY CELEBRATE OBAMA'S VICTORY NOV. 5,2008 IN IRAQ!

MOHAMMED SAHER,BLACKamerikkkan MEMBER OF IRAQ'S BLACK COMMUNITY IN THE SLUTHERN CITY OF BASRA DANCES TO AL-BASRA BAND MUSIC AS THEY CELEBRATE OBAMA'S VICTORY NOV. 5,2008 IN IRAQ!

GRANT PARK AWAITING RESULTS ELECTION NIGHT

GRANT PARK AWAITING RESULTS ELECTION NIGHT

CHRISTINE KING FARRIS,SISTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND GRADDAUGHTER FARRIS WATKINS CRY IT OUT AFTER OBAMA'S VICTORY IN ATLANTA

CHRISTINE KING FARRIS,SISTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND GRADDAUGHTER FARRIS WATKINS CRY IT OUT AFTER OBAMA'S VICTORY IN ATLANTA

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LET THE TEARS CLEANSE AWAY THE PAIN OF RACISM!

LET THE TEARS CLEANSE AWAY THE PAIN OF RACISM!

THERE NOW! GOD WILL WIPE AWAY THAT WHITE PAIN OF BLACK SUFFERING IN amerikkka!

THERE NOW! GOD WILL WIPE AWAY THAT WHITE PAIN OF BLACK SUFFERING IN amerikkka!

GO AHEAD AND CRY OUT THE PAIN OF BLACKS SUFFERING IN amerikkka!

GO AHEAD AND CRY OUT THE PAIN OF BLACKS SUFFERING IN amerikkka!

BROTHER JESSE JACKSON CRY OUT ALL THE PAIN AND HURT BLACK PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED INamerikkka! YOU RAN SO THAT OBAMA COULD WIN!

BROTHER JESSE JACKSON CRY OUT ALL THE PAIN AND HURT BLACK PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED INamerikkka! YOU RAN SO THAT OBAMA COULD WIN!

CRY FOR ALL THE RACISM WE HAVE SUFFERED IN amerikkka!

CRY FOR ALL THE RACISM WE HAVE SUFFERED IN amerikkka!

LET THOSE TEARS FLOW FOR ALL THE LYNCHINGS BLACK MEN HAVE SUFFERED IN amerikkka!

LET THOSE TEARS FLOW FOR ALL THE LYNCHINGS BLACK MEN HAVE SUFFERED IN amerikkka!

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CRY OUT ALL THOSE TEARS FROM SLAVERY!

CRY OUT ALL THOSE TEARS FROM SLAVERY!

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WAITING FOR OBAMA'S WIN IN CHI-TOWN ON THAT GREAT DAY!

WAITING FOR OBAMA'S WIN IN CHI-TOWN ON THAT GREAT DAY!

HUSTLING THOSE OBAMA SHIRTS ON ELECTION DAY CHITOWN!

HUSTLING THOSE OBAMA SHIRTS ON ELECTION DAY CHITOWN!

WAITING FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY!

WAITING FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY!

BLACK BROTHER HUSTLING OBAMA SHIRTS!

BLACK BROTHER HUSTLING OBAMA SHIRTS!

OBAMA BRINGS A NEW ERA TO DIALOGUE WITH THE AMERICAS-FROM SEFERMPOST.COM

April 21, 2009

BLACK POWER SHAKE!

BLACK POWER SHAKE!

2 DESCENDANTS OF BLACK MOTHER AFRICA MEET!

2 DESCENDANTS OF BLACK MOTHER AFRICA MEET!

from sefermpost.com

Monday, April 20, 2009
Stephen Harper Hails Obama For New Era In The Americas
Stephen Harper credited Barack Obama with opening a “new era of dialogue” in the Americas as a hemispheric summit that the Prime Minister had feared would collapse in confrontation ended with surprising chords of harmony.

Instead of the barrage of attacks that former U.S. president George W. Bush faced at the last Summit of the Americas four years ago in Argentina, Mr. Obama engineered a warming of relations with offers of a new “equal partnership” that seemed to turn famously anti-American firebrands like Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez into pussycats asking to be his friends.

It was a weekend in which Mr. Obama proposed a “new beginning” with Cuba – still suspended from such summits.

He also promised to combat poverty and inequality in Latin America and pledged to not only emphasize international law-enforcement in fighting drug crime, but also to aim for reducing U.S. demand for drugs and trafficking of guns.

On Cuba, Mr. Obama said Raul Castro should release political prisoners, embrace democratic freedoms and cut fees on the money that Cuban-Americans send back to their families. Mr. Obama has lifted some restrictions on Cuba and Mr. Castro responded with a broad, conciliatory overture.

“The fact that you had Raul Castro say he’s willing to have his government discuss with ours – not just issues of lifting the embargo, but issues of human rights, political prisoners – that’s a sign of progress,” Mr. Obama said at a news conference yesterday.

Venezuela’s Mr. Chavez, who once called Mr. Bush “the devil,” said he wanted to exchange ambassadors with Washington again – both countries had expelled each other’s last year – and the summit was set abuzz by the repeated handshakes and smiles the limelight-loving leader exchanged with Mr. Obama.

Some of Mr. Chavez’s allies in the leftist Bolivarian Alternative international organization, like Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, said they were still waiting for concrete signs of change. However, Mr. Obama insisted he had held warm talks with many other Latin American leaders.

“I think it’s just that President Chavez is better at positioning the cameras,” he joked.

“The subject of many of these meetings and conversations has been launching a new era of partnership between our nations. Over the past few days, we’ve seen potential positive signs in the nature of our relationship between the United States, Cuba and Venezuela,” Mr. Obama said at a press conference yesterday.

“But as I’ve said before, the test for all of us is not simply words, but also deeds.”

Mr. Harper said he wasn’t sure before the summit began if he’d want to see another one take place, because they tended to get bogged down in ideological diatribes. Now, he said, there is a new opportunity for dialogue that can make progress on economic and social issues.

“I was very worried about the atmosphere of confrontation that exists in our region. But we saw a remarkable change during this summit. And that means that the era of confrontation was replaced by the era of dialogue,” Mr. Harper said at the close of this summit.

“In the difficult economic times in which we’re living, I think this is a tremendously promising development.”

Mr. Harper also met with several Caribbean and Latin American leaders – the latter mostly his closest allies, like the presidents of Chile, Colombia and Mexico – and continued to curry warm ties with Mr. Obama during two 15-minute private chats.

On Saturday, after a 15-minute talk in a hotel kitchen’s service corridor, they strolled past waiting cameras, and when Mr. Obama was asked if he would take Canada’s tips on Cuba, Mr. Obama said: “I take tips from Canada on a lot of things.”

Although the forum’s future had been in doubt, Brazilian President Ignacio Lula da Silva, the leader of the hemisphere’s second-largest country, said he believes there’s a reason to have another Summit of the Americas in three years time, with Cuba attending.


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