“Things you might not know about Barack Obama” (Holds both American and Kenyan (since 1963) citizenship)



By The Rocky

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Entered Harvard Law School in 1988, was elected the first African–American editor of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in 1991.

Won two Grammys for Best Spoken Word Albums for an autobiography in 1995 “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” and his second book, “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream,” published in October 2006.

Mother Ann Dunham died of ovarian cancer in 1995. Father Barack Obama Sr. was killed in a car wreck in 1982.

Spent four years in his stepfather’s native country of Indonesia.

Is the fifth African-American senator in U.S. history

Is the first presidential candidate to come from Hawaii.

Favorite movies: “The Godfather” (Parts I and II) and “Lawrence of Arabia.”

In his early years he was known as Barry.

According to his memoirs, he admitted using alcohol, marijuana and cocaine in his youth.

His first name comes from the word that means “blessed by God” in Arabic.

At his wife’s suggestion, he quit smoking before his campaign to win the Democratic nomination began.

Holds both American and Kenyan (since 1963) citizenship.

Named one of Time magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world” list in 2005 and 2007.

Chosen as one of “10 people would change the world” by New Statesman magazine (2005).

Source: biography.com, Internet Movie Database, Atlanta Journal Constitution

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4 Responses to ““Things you might not know about Barack Obama” (Holds both American and Kenyan (since 1963) citizenship)”

  1. Cille Says:

    Holds both American and Kenyan (since 1963) citizenship.
    If you know this is correct.and have proof ..please tell texas darlin at :

  2. Cao Says:

    Kenya doesn’t recognize dual citizenship. This has been my issue with this birth certificate jazz all along.

    If someone has citizenship in both the US and another country – but the other country does not recognize dual citizenship, then you are not a US citizen.

    US does not recognize dual citizenship unless the other country does.

  3. Wayne Says:

    Just a thought:

    Last week, Bill Clinton, when asked about Obama’s qualifications, said: “I think everybody’s got a right to run for President who qualifies under the Constitution. And I’d be the last person to begrudge anybody their ambition.”

    Could the Clintons, or others, have proof that Obama does not qualify to be president? Original Birth Certificate perhaps?

    Clinton also said: “You can argue that even if you’ve been vice president for eight years, that no one can be fully ready for the pressures of the office.”

    Why would Clinton say that? What are they planning? Could some damning evidence come out (birth certificate or otherwise) that will destroy Obama before the convention, and then Gore’s name will be thrown in at the convention for nomination as President, and Hillary’s name as Vice President? Or vice versa?

    Make any sense? What do you think?

  4. BigBan Says:

    Oh, Thanks! Really interesting. keep working!

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