Photo source: www. obamawhitehouse.archives.govPresident Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States. ■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor Last week, The Valley Chronicle decided to kick off Black History Month by honoring the Congressional Black Caucus, the late-great Hugh Masekela and Dr. Mae Jemison. This week, we continue our celebration by honoring President Barack Obama, Ruby Bridges and Rosa Parks. President Barack Obama On Nov. 4, 2008, the country elected the first black president to serve as its 44th commander in chief. Coming off of serving less than five years in the U.S.Senate, Obama ran a campaign centered around hope and change. “You were the change,” said Obama on obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. “You
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