Watch: 'Greatest of All Time,' People Tweet #FarewellObama as We Look at His Tremendous Accomplishments for the Black Community

US President Barack Obama speaks about the truck attack in Nice, France while addressing ambassadors to the United States during reception in the East Room of the White House July 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Obama strongly condemned a "repugnant" proposal by a top Republican to test every Muslim living in the United States and deport whoever believes in sharia law, following the deadly truck attack in Nice. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: 'Greatest of All Time,' People Tweet #FarewellObama as We Look at His Tremendous Accomplishments for the Black Community

We were lucky to have witnessed such incredible history.

Published January 10, 2017

  1. Tonight, at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will deliver his final address to the country
  2. And people on Twitter are uniting to say #FarewellObama
  3. And we'd like to take a moment to reflect on all of the ways he has helped out the Black community
  4. The African-American unemployment rate has been cut by more than half from its peak during the recession
    US President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting with Young African Leaders in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 3, 2010. Obama said he was "heartbroken" over the situation in Zimbabwe, and that President Robert Mugabe was not "serving his people well." The event brought 115 young leaders from civil society and the private sector from more than 40 countries across Africa to Washington to meet with their American counterparts and US government officials. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
  5. Because of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate among non-elderly African-Americans has declined by more than half
  6. The high school graduation rate for African-American students is at an all-time high
  7. Funding for HBCU students dramatically increased between 2007 and 2014, growing from $523 million to $824 million
  8. The incarceration rates for African-American men and women fell during each year of the Obama Administration and are at their lowest points in over two decades
  9. President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to ensure that men of color can reach their full potential
  10. The Council on Women and Girls (CWG) launched the 'Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color' to create programs and policies to help women of color overcome obstacles
  11. There are now 8 million minority-owned small businesses in the U.S., which is 38 percent higher than 2007
    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17:  President Barack Obama greets senior student Ifunanyachukwu Azikiwet at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School on October 17, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
    (Photo: Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
  12. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division continued to enforce federal law
  13. President Obama has made 62 lifetime appointments of African-Americans to serve on the federal bench

Written by Rachel Herron



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