Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

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If you want to make a difference in the lives of African Americans remove the chains that's have been holding us back . This system is setup to handy-cap black people in this country by sending them to jail at a young age and then giving them a criminal history that last a lifetime (People change) I really don't think giving a non violent person a criminal history for life is a way to help this country move forward because a lot of these people have talent beyond belief and have made one mistake at a young age that bars them from doing and being all that they can be in life. Restrictions have been setup for people who have committed just one felony that last a lifetime which have absolutely nothing to do with the crime they committed it's just a tool people have been using to keep black people down (Have you noticed the number of African Americans incarcerated compared to whites ? ) there's a reason for it, some people deserve what they get but when your debt has been paid to society I see no reason for it to continue to be a life sentence. Let's expunge all completed sentences for non violent offenders after 10 years if they haven't committed any felony's within that period and make it retroactive if you really want to see what a black man can do.

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