Posts Tagged ‘Chicago

07
Mar
17

Arts + Activisim

****

Rafi Schwartz

In addition to Chance’s $1 million donation, the rapper announced that his Social Works nonprofit organization would donate an additional $10,000 to individual schools for every $100,000 raised through the group.

As he closed his press conference, Chance made it clear what he expected to come out of his massive donation: political action to benefit the children of Chicago’s public school system.

Repeating a message he’s given several times in the past week, Chance addressed Gov. Rauner directly, telling him simply, “Do your job.”

****

****

25
Jan
17

Our Ability To Create Change

22
Jan
17

‘We’re Going To Be Okay…We Just Have To Fight For It’

11
Jan
17

#FarewellAddress: A Call To Action

10
Jan
17

Yes We Can. Yes We Did. Yes We Can.

c127hpcveaevkph

10
Jan
17

President Obama’s Farewell Address

****

9PM EST

10
Jan
17

Orator In Chief

barack-obama-writing-a-letter1

****

Jacqueline OBoomer: Orator-in-Chief

He wrote what he saw “in Lincoln’s eyes”
And to some of us reading it was no surprise
That we were certainly in for a treat
When Barack H. Obama rose to his feet
Remember when we heard him speak
At that Democratic National Convention
His remarks got rave reviews in ’04
Much more than honorable mention

****

obama-2004-speech

****
And during his first presidential campaign
When we craved to hear him even more
Remember he told us that we … we …
Were the ones we’d been waiting for
When he cajoled we’re ” … a nation of immigrants …
… strangers once, too,” he stood tall
Prodding us to come together as one, for
“Embracing tribe dooms us all”
From his loftiest words heard in a consoling speech:
“Faith doesn’t mean that you don’t have doubt”

****

article-obama-11-0727

****
To his hysterically funny two words to the press:
“Obama, Out!”
Sometimes he delivered oration in a hymn
Often his words caught us all on fire
This man seems to have come out of history
In colonial days, he’d have been a town crier
We love this man, his mind, voice, and tone
We see he’s armed us better than we were before
And when we wonder if we’ll be able to go it alone
We whisper we are the ones we’ve been waiting for
And isn’t that the proof of the orator he’s been
And the fact we seldom see his kind
We’re not sure which of our heartstrings he pulled
But we know he also left his words in our minds
And this year we thank him
Genuinely, without measure
For being Orator-in-Chief
And our national treasure

****

1469749434-day_3_at_the_dnc-8

03
Nov
16

Chat Away

03
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat: #CubsWin

****

All Times Eastern

11:15AM: President Obama delivers remarks at a rally for Hillary Clinton; Florida International University

1:05PM: President Obama departs Miami

2:10PM: President Obama arrives in Jacksonville

3:15PM: President Obama speaks at a rally for Hillary Clinton; University of North Florida

4:15PM: President Obama departs Jacksonville

6:10PM: President Obama arrives at the White House

****

08
Oct
16

Hurricane Matthew Briefing

30192882505_b4f373f8b7_k

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to receive an update on Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 8, 2016. The President spoke from his home in Chicago, Ill. Photo by Pete Souza




@POTUS

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@blog44

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

@Lib_Librarian

@Our4thEstate

@DaRiverZkind

@zizii2

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 38,206,474 hits
March 2017
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031