This Popular HBCU Has Now Named President’s Day As ‘Barack Obama Day’

Published On February 22, 2017 | By patrice | Amazing black men, Politics, The latest posts

BY: NISHA THOMAS

Just this past President’s Day, Newsone hosted an inaugural ‘Barack Obama Day’ event on the campus of Morehouse College.

The special day was marked with a symposium that featured many African American leaders, intellectuals and writers, that included Dr. Micheal Eric Dyson, author Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man Got The World Watching), Michaela Angela Davis, Panama Jackson, Rembert Browne, as well as Joshua DuBois, and a large number of others who wanted to witness the special day that would make it’s own mark in Black History.

“This year, we are seizing the traditional President’s Day holiday as an opportunity to take a nuanced look at the good, the bad and the complicated moments of the Obama presidency, and the future of his legacy,” reads a flyer for the event at the college. “Join us for a powerful day of dialogue, debate, and discourse.”

“The relationship between our audiences and this president is a complicated and special one”, said Jamilah Lemieux, Vice President of News and Men’s Programming at iOne Digital. “It is our goal to use this holiday as an opportunity to have healthy, nuanced dialogue about his successes, his challenges and what the African American community must do to continue to push for equality in this country,” Lemieux added.

“We hope that Obama Day will continue to grow in the years to come, and that folks will host similar events in their own communities.”

The entire event was live streamed via Facebook. You can check it out below and tell us what you think:

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