President Barack Obama Archives

First Family Leads the Annual Lighting of the National Christmas Tree

December 9, 2016

The First Family hosted their 8th and final Lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Dec. 1. There were several musical guests, some including; Kelly Clarkson, Yolanda Adams, and Marc Anthony. The First Lady read her children’s book and President Obama gave a heartfelt Christmas message. Howard University News Service Reporter Cassidy Sparks was there. 

“It’s great to be back in Milwaukee!” President Obama speaks to supporters at Laborfest

September 8, 2014

A Presidential visit for Milwaukee on this Labor Day! President Barack Obama flew into town on Air Force One — speaking at Maier Festival Park to a crowd of an estimated 6,000, as part of Milwaukee’s Laborfest celebration. President Obama used his speech to tell the story of his presidency — intertwining his personal history… [Read More]

White House hosts annual Trick-or-Treat celebrations

November 13, 2013

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama handed out Halloween treats as they welcomed local children and children of military families to ‘trick-or-treat’ on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The White House canceled its Halloween celebration last year in the  aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Trick-or-treaters were… [Read More]

Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me, 35 Years Ago’

September 16, 2013

Friday, 19 Jul 2013 08:54 PM   President Barack Obama on Friday jumped into the debate over the acquittal of the man who killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, declaring that Martin “could have been me, 35 years ago” and urging Americans to understand the pain blacks felt over the case. Obama abruptly appeared in… [Read More]

Transcript of President Obama’s speech to the nation about Syria Sept-10-2013

September 16, 2013

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria — why it matters, and where we go from here.   Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war. Over 100,000 people have been… [Read More]

Obama: ‘Because they kept marching, America changed’

September 16, 2013

The pres­id­ent spoke at a ce­re­mony com­mem­or­at­ing the an­niversary of the March on Wash­ing­ton for Jobs and Free­dom, the 1963 protest that be­came the most icon­ic mo­ment of the civil rights move­ment. Obama, the first Afric­an Amer­ic­an pres­id­ent, spoke from the steps of the Lin­coln Me­mori­al, where King de­scribed his dream of ra­cial equal­ity as… [Read More]

President Barack Obama

September 16, 2013