To all who celebrate today, happy Easter from our family to yours! On this day of rebirth and renewal, let’s recommit to love and serve our brothers and sisters, especially those in need, in every way we can. Have a great day, everybody.
The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.
Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can.
Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.
Another good story worth sharing: From one "kid from Akron" to a new generation of Akron kids, some remarkable early achievements at @IPROMISESchool
. Great work, @KingJames
—and even better work by those students. Proud to be a witness to their success: nyti.ms/2Gjptkp
From a big NBA fan, congrats to future Hall of Famers Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki—not just all-time greats but class acts, too.
In just a few minutes, I’m taking the stage at the @ObamaFoundation
Town Hall Europe for a conversation about how to best support civic leaders carrying out good work across the continent. I hope you’ll tune in live at obama.org
A voice everybody should hear. twitter.com/ncaawbb/status…
Here’s a story about people doing good that's worth sharing: @BradPaisley
and his wife @Kimwilliamspais
saw food insecurity in Nashville and decided to do something about it. They just broke ground on a free grocery store to help families in need: apnews.com/2f5bdd226a674f…
Great to see Chicago’s historic mayoral race between two highly qualified candidates. Congrats to our next mayor, Lori Lightfoot—and Toni Preckwinkle campaigned hard and did us proud. I know that with our city’s heart and Lori’s leadership, Chicago’s best days are still ahead.
Valerie is one of my oldest friends and advisors – she was by my side when I first decided to run for office and for every major moment of the presidency. @ValerieJarrett
's voice has often inspired me and I know “Finding My Voice” will inspire others to lift their voices, too.
Last night I had the chance to meet with first-term Democrats in Congress—it's a young, diverse class, stocked with a bunch of my campaign and administration alums who’ve taken the torch. This group is going to be driving progress for a long time to come.
Just in the nick of time: My brackets have never been my one shining moment, but here we go again. You can check out my #MarchMadness
picks here: go.obama.org/2019-bracket
And here are some ways to help cyclone victims in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe: pbs.org/newshour/world…
The floods in the Midwest and in southern Africa are heartbreaking. Suffering and loss on two sides of the world calls for solidarity and strength from all of us. Ask what you can do to help our fellow Americans and families in need. Here are some ideas: pbs.org/newshour/natio…
In 2011, I visited the tiny town of Moneygall and got to walk around in the house where my great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney lived his early life. I'll always be grateful for the warmth and generosity of the Irish people. Happy St. Patrick's Day! -Barack O’Bama
Michelle and I send our condolences to the people of New Zealand. We grieve with you and the Muslim community. All of us must stand against hatred in all its forms.
and I are rooting hard for Team USA as the Special Olympics World Games get underway this week. Our Special Olympians are terrific examples of America’s heart and drive.
What a great moment. Happy 110th, Virginia. twitter.com/michelleobama/…
Michelle and I send our deepest sympathies to all who knew the victims of today’s plane crash in Ethiopia.
The Crew Dragon’s been on quite a ride since I last saw it—congrats to @NASA
on a successful return! We invested in the @Commercial_Crew
program to strengthen the U.S. space program for the long haul, and it’s great to see that happening.
Preethi, Alice, and Sefora are just three of many @ObamaFoundation
leaders who remind us what International Women’s Day is all about: imagining a world free of artificial ceilings for the next generation—and doing the hard work to get us there.
is helping the next generation of women leaders in Africa rise up. Her organization is training and mentoring young women across the continent to adopt a new model of leadership, one that puts gender equality at the heart of economic development.
is helping refugees resettle into welcoming communities in France, offering them job training and language immersion, as well as a place to stay. More importantly, she’s fighting a narrative that suggests our differences are more important than our shared humanity.
is helping women unleash their power to change their societies. As head of the Change.org
Foundation, she’s leading an initiative that combines online tools with in-person organizing, giving women a voice in her native India—and beyond.
On International Women’s Day, I’m reflecting on the future we all want for our daughters: one where they can live out their aspirations without limits. And I’m celebrating some of the women who are building that future for all of us today.
It’s up to all of us as citizens to make sure that the rules of democracy are fair—everywhere—because the next decade of our nation's progress is on the line. Join me and @allontheline
in the fight against gerrymandering: allontheline.org
Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
I’m about to join @StephenCurry30
on stage with @MBK_Alliance
to answer questions from boys and young men of color about the challenges that confront them and the opportunities within their grasp. Tune in at obama.org
Ahead of #MBKRising
and in honor of Black History Month, @BarackObama
shared a nonfiction reading list that can help to provide some essential context about the challenges that many people of color face every day. Take a look, then tune in tomorrow: obama.org/updates/presid…
I’ve always loved basketball because it’s about building a team that’s equal to more than the sum of its parts. Glad to see this expansion into Africa because for a rising continent, this can be about a lot more than what happens on the court. twitter.com/nba/status/109…
Happy Valentine’s Day to the extraordinarily smart, beautiful, funny, one and only @MichelleObama
. It’s true; she does get down to Motown.
In the year since their friends were killed, the students of Parkland refused to settle for the way things are and marched, organized, and pushed for the way things should be - helping pass meaningful new gun violence laws in states across the country. I'm proud of all of them.
Don’t be sad it’s over, be proud it taught us so much. Congrats to all the men and women of @NASA
on a @MarsRovers
mission that beat all expectations, inspired a new generation of Americans, and demands we keep investing in science that pushes the boundaries of human knowledge.
Happy 85th birthday to @RealBillRussell
- the greatest champion in American sports, and a lifelong warrior for justice.
A big part of friendship is showing up for your girls—that’s why I was thrilled to be there for the one and only @aliciakeys
at the #GRAMMYs
. She is one of the most genuine and thoughtful people I know—there’s no one better to help us all celebrate the unifying power of music!
My statement on the passing of former Congressman John Dingell:
We lost two great Americans today – Frank Robinson and John Dingell – citizens who inspired me and so many others by leading on the civil rights issues of our time, opening doors to others, and leaving it all on the field.
As we celebrate Black History Month and Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday, we celebrate the life of all whose courage opened the gates for everybody, and in the process, made America better.
is connecting people from around the world so they can form partnerships just like this. I am inspired by Robert and Vanessa and what’s possible when leaders come together to have an even greater impact on the world. twitter.com/obamafoundatio…
I’ve always drawn inspiration from what Dr. King called life’s most persistent and urgent question: "What are you doing for others?" Let’s honor his legacy by standing up for what is right in our communities and taking steps to make a positive impact on the world.
President Obama challenged us to improve our communities in 2019—and mentorship is a concrete action we can take. With @MENTORnational
, we’re expanding mentoring across the U.S. On #InternationalMentoringDay
help a young person reach their full potential: IamMBK.org
I knew it way back then and I’m absolutely convinced of it today — you’re one of a kind, @MichelleObama
. Happy Birthday!
In 2018 people stepped up and showed up like never before. Keep it up in 2019. We’ve got a lot of work to do, and I’ll be right there with you. Happy New Year, everybody!
I hope you find inspiration in the stories of Dejah, Moussa, Sandor, Hong and Jonny. Their journeys began with a decision to build the better future they wanted to see. The same is true for you. What matters isn’t the size of the step you take; what matters is that you take it.
Leaders like Hong Hoang, who mobilized a youth-led movement to create a greener world after becoming the first Vietnamese person to visit Antarctica. obama.org/photo-essay-ho…
Leaders like Jonny Boucher, a Chicago native who, after losing too many friends and family to suicide, started a coffee shop to offer emotional support and guidance to those who might be in need of a little more than a strong cup of coffee to get through their day.
Leaders like Moussa Kondo and Sandor Lederer, who are each doing their part to fight corruption in their native countries of Mali and Hungary. Two people separated by continents but united in their pursuit of a more just, transparent society. obama.org/fellowship/mou…
As the year winds down and we look toward 2019, I’m asking you to make a commitment: find something you want to change in your community and take the first step toward changing it. If you need some inspiration, take a look at some of the young leaders who inspired me this year.
Leaders like Dejah Powell, who started an organization to bring health and wellness resources to communities on the South Side of Chicago, expanding food access and providing people the space and time to take care of themselves.