Barack Obama is as frustrated as you are with strongman politics in Africa

  1. Barack Obama is as frustrated as you are with strongman politics in Africa  Quartz
  2. Obama warns against ‘politics of fear’ after Trump-Putin summit  NBCNews.com
  3. Obama: Despite ‘strange and uncertain’ times, Nelson Mandela’s legacy endures  ABC News
  4. Obama’s South Africa speech, annotated  Washington Post
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Barack Obama drops his best dance moves during African trip

  1. Barack Obama drops his best dance moves during African trip  USA TODAY
  2. Obama Warns of ‘Strongman Politics’ After Trump’s Meeting With Putin  New York Times
  3. ‘We’ve Been Through Darker Times’: Barack Obama Speaks In South Africa  NPR
  4. Obama: Despite ‘strange and uncertain’ times, Nelson Mandela’s legacy endures  ABC News
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'This Is a Moment of Great Urgency.' Former President Barack Obama Tries to Mobilize Democrats at Fundraiser Event

  1. ‘This Is a Moment of Great Urgency.’ Former President Barack Obama Tries to Mobilize Democrats at Fundraiser Event  TIME
  2. Barack Obama Wants Democrats to Stop Waiting Around for Inspiration  RollingStone.com
  3. Obama to Democrats: “Do not wait for the perfect message” or “tingle in your spine” to vote  CBS News
  4. Supreme Court To Lose Its Swing Voter: Justice Anthony Kennedy To Retire  NPR
  5. Why are Dems scared to ask ‘Who is the next Obama?’  The Boston Globe
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School honouring Confederate general renamed Barack Obama Elementary

School honouring Confederate general renamed Barack Obama ElementaryAn elementary school in Richmond, Virginia has changed its name from that of a Confederate-era general to the nations first black president, Barack Obama. The Richmond Public School Board voted six to one to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, named after a Civil War general who fought to keep slavery in the American South, to Barack Obama Elementary School. Approximately 95 per cent of the school’s students identify as African-American and the name was chosen from seven finalists, which included options to honour civil rights activists Barbara Jones, Henry Marsh, and Oliver Hill.


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Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix deal to produce films and TV series

Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix deal to produce films and TV seriesBarack and Michelle Obama have agreed a deal to produce a string of films and television series for Netflix. The online the streaming service announced the multi-year deal with the former US president on Monday. The former first couple said they hoped to use the “power of storytelling” to share the tales of people they have met during their public service with the “entire world”. “President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features,” the company said in a statement. The Obamas have set up a production company, Higher Ground Productions, as the entity under which they will produce the content. “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Mr Obama said. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.” The 30 best documentaries on Netflix The deal suggests a wider post-White House public role for the Obamas  than is typical.  The agreement with Netflix, which boasts some 125 million subscribers  worldwide, will give the Mr Obama a voice outside of the traditional public speaking, books and charity work that recent ex-presidents have relied on.  Mrs Obama added: “Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others. “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.” Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer for Netflix, described the pair as “among the world’s most respected and highly-recognised public figures”.  The former president and first lady are “uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” he said. He added: “We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”


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