Members Login

Click Here to register


Advertisement

Magazine

Barack Obama

Last Updated: 11/20/2006 9:59:06 AM

Email this to a friend   View Comments

Son of a Kenyan immigrant rises to the top of American politics.....


Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Ann Dunham, came from Wichita, Kansas and met Obama’s father when she was attending college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Obama’s father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., was goat-herder from Nyangoma-Kogelo, Kenya who had earned a scholarship to attend college in Hawaii. When Obama, Jr. was two years old, his father had the chance to study at Harvard, but couldn’t afford to move his family to Massachusetts. Afterward, he returned to Kenya to work as a government economist, and the Obamas divorced. Obama, Jr. had little contact with his father after that.

When Obama was six, his mother married an Indonesian, and the family moved to Jakarta. Barack’s half-sister, Maya, was born there. Barack lived in Jakarta for four years, spending two years at a Muslim school and two years at a Catholic school.

When he was ten, Barack was sent back to Hawaii to attend school, and to live with his grandparents. He graduated from Punahou School in 1979. He struggled during adolescence and admits to using marijuana and cocaine during high school.

After high school, Obama attended Occidental College and then Columbia College, where he received a degree in political science, specializing in international relations, in 1983. After working for a year, he went to Harvard Law School. While there, he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in 1991.

After law school, Obama returned to Chicago and to work for a civil rights law firm. He met Michelle Robinson, also a Harvard lawyer, and they married in 1992. The Obama’s live in Chicago and have two daughters, Malia and Natasha. The Obamas attend Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Obama’s political career began in 1996, when he was elected to the Illinois State Senate, where he served until his 2004 election to the US Senate. He also ran for the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000, but was defeated by the incumbent, Bobby Rush. While running for the Senate in 2004, he gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.

Barack Obama has written two books, Dreams of My Father, and The Audacity of Hope. He is currently the 2nd most junior member of the US Senate, and the only black person serving. In addition to serving in the Senate, he continues to practice law and to teach Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School.


Comments

Post Your Comments


 
Comment By: pamela7

please sir i need help pleae sir my id is amina.weah@yahoo.com

Posted On: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:35 AM

Add Your Comment | Notify Editor About Comment
Comment By: emytex

GOOD-DAY SIR,I AM EMEKA ANIEBONAM BY NAME FROM REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA,SIR,I MUST TELL YOU MY CONDITION BECAUSE I BELIEVE TODAY YOU ARE IN POSITION OF HELPING POOR PEOPLE AND HELP ME COME TO YOUR COUNTRY OR ANYTHING YOUR WILL DO FOR ME,I AM 21 YEARS BY AGE NOW AND THE FIRST ISSUE OF MY FATHER WHILE WE ARE 5 IN NUMBERS THREE BOYS TWO GIRLS.OUR FATHER LEFT US FOR 6 YEARS BACK AND AS AM TAKING TO YOU SIR,I NEVER GET MY SELF SINCE I FINISHED MY SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL.SIR,I AM WRITTING THIS LETTER TO YOU IS BECAUSE I BELIVED THAT YOU WILL BE A HELPER IN MY LIFE,I URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP SIR.MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS: emetraco5050@yahoo.com TELEPHONE NUMBER: +223 76559079, I TRAVELED TO MALI SINCE 14TH MARCH LAST YEAR AND TOTALLY DOING THING HERE IN MALI,THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO WRITE YOU SO I CAN RECEIVE SOME HELP FROM YOU AS MY BROTHER AND ALSO FATHER.I AM READY TO DO ANYTHING THAT IS GOOD.

WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU SIR.

MY REGARDS,
EMEKA ANIEBONAM.

Posted On: Sunday, June 20, 2010 1:15 PM

Add Your Comment | Notify Editor About Comment
Comment By: lucusonz

you really inspire me , so that me i also can do alot more like you any way am blessed to text you this mail thank you for being bold enough sir ,,,,,, i lucky ..... abaho..... you can get me on lucusonz@gmail.com

Posted On: Friday, September 10, 2010 8:11 AM

Add Your Comment | Notify Editor About Comment
Comment By: amandababy

Hello dear
My name is Amanda,i saw your profile today and became interested in you,i will also like to know you more,and if you can send an email to my email address,i will give you my pictures here is my email address (amanda.bahi23@yahoo.com) I believe we can move from here! Awaiting for your mail to my email address above.
Amanda.
Please email me on (amanda.bahi23@yahoo.com) for more communications.

Posted On: Monday, August 29, 2011 7:48 PM

Add Your Comment | Notify Editor About Comment
Comment By: sweetbaby

Hey Dear,
I will be very glad to read your mail, please do honor my invitation enable me introduce my self to you and send my pictures to you.
Thanks.Miss Favour.(favourkonta@yahoo.com )

Posted On: Friday, September 30, 2011 12:31 PM

Add Your Comment | Notify Editor About Comment
Comment By: monicalove


Hello,
My name is monica,i am interested in you, Also I like to know more about you and establish a relationship which based on truth and trust
with you.I want you to send me an email to my email address (monicagod40@yahoo.com) i will give you my picture for you to know whom i am. please i have something very important to tell you.I believe we can start from here.
(Remember the distance or color does not matter the age, but love matters a lot in life)
I will be happy to see a good responds from you
Thanks and remain blessed.
Yours sincerely in love with Monica,

Posted On: Friday, April 06, 2012 2:39 AM

Add Your Comment | Notify Editor About Comment