Obama’s Family in Africa Rejoice

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Barack’s family went off in Africa once it was announced that their blood was elected the president of America:

KOGELO, Kenya – Barack Obama’s Kenyan relatives and Africans across the continent sang, danced in the streets and wrapped themselves in U.S. flags Wednesday to cheer for America’s first black president. Kenya will party for two days, after the president declared a national holiday.

Scenes of jubilation broke out in the western village of Kogelo, where Obama’s late father was born. A group of exuberant residents picked up the president-elect’s half-brother Malik and carried him through the village. “Unbelievable!” Malik shouted, leading the family in chanting, “Obama’s coming, make way!” Obama’s step-grandmother and other relatives also poured out of the family homestead to salute a man seen by many Kenyans as a “son of the soil.” Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki declared a public holiday on Thursday in honor of Obama. Many stayed up all night or woke before dawn to celebrate his victory. Obama’s relatives and other villagers gathered around a TV set up in a garden in Kogelo, rejoicing and pumping their arms in the air. Across Africa, many are hoping an Obama presidency will help the vast continent, the poorest in the world. Obama’s victory was also likely to seal America’s reputation in the minds of many Africans as a land of staggering opportunity. “He’s in!” said Rachel Ndimu, 23, a Kenyan business student who joined hundreds of others for an election party at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, Michael Ranneberger, which began at 5 a.m.

“I think this is awesome, and the whole world is backing him,” Ndimu said as people raised glasses of champagne.

The jubilation is certainly called for. This is election marks the beginning of the end of limitations for people of color worldwide. The African’s have every right to celebrate the victory of their Son of The Soil. And we enjoy watching them work that, twerk that.

Pop the hood to see Obama posing with his fam and the authentic jubilee video of his Kenyan family after his win… YES WE DID!!

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  • Hannibal

  • soulwoman

    Amazing how the public hardly heard anything about the black side of the family during the election but his white side was mentioned constantly.

  • The Bear (I bleed swagger)

    I think that one of the greatest aspects of Obama’s victory is the support that is being shown in all the foreign countries. Its like the whole world is ready to ride with the USA again after being alienated by Bush.

    One quote that I found hillarious was on CNN this morning from a man in Beirut, Lebanon… he said:

    I AM IN LOVE WITH AMERICA AGAIN!!!!

    I laughed so hard.

  • Redd Tony aka Earth Sign

    Those are his peoples huh…I wonder how they living over there?

  • The Bear (I bleed swagger)

    @ SOULWOMAN

    In this case I can genuinely say the end justify’s the means.

    You get further in life by putting your best foot forward. Obama would not have won the election by scaring white people.

  • The Bear (I bleed swagger)

    @ Redd Tony

    Trust… they will be living LARGE!!!

  • COON BABY

    They dont look like Obama to me???

    Why is it that a white and black couple have a baby and it is considered African American???

    A pit bull mixed with a labrador is not a pit bull is it?????????????????????

  • URBAN LEGEND

    Okay I think its very disrespectful to say the our President-elect’s grandmothers twin is a bat…disrespectful…and disappointed.

    Please remove that pic

  • MyPresidentizblack

    YES WE DIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!

  • The Bear (I bleed swagger)

    Just as I thought he would Obama has already vastly improved the USA’s image around the world.

    The healing touch of righteousness has already started to take hold.

  • jakeylakey

    aaahhhh… self hatred.. @ hannibal & redd I still love & appreciate you as Black Men, even if Mccain won. As for the celebrations, let them commence. Time for black folk to step they game up

  • Detroit Hummingbirdee

    @ Coon Baby

    One Drop Rule. He TRULY is African-American considering the fact that his father is African. Regardless, heis the first-black President and I’m loving it.

  • Just Sayin

    A Song For Barack: Dreamgirls – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” perfomed by J-Hood.

    {J-Hood walks up to the mic in a black strapless sequence gown. The crowd goes absolutely crazy} {The lights dim and a single spotlight is on Barack and Michelle and one on J-Hood}

    {J-Hood} I have a song for you from everyone who loves and supports you.

    {J-Hood bows her head and takes a shallow breath maybe in remembrance of the love ones she lost and wishing they could see this moment.}

    {Slowly raising her head… she sings}

    And…. We… Are… tellin you…

    We’re not goin ………

    You’re the best pres we’ll ever know.

    There’s no way we can ever go….

    No, no, no, no way,

    No, no, no, no way we’d win it without you….

    We couldn’t win it without you…

    Some don’t want us to be free…

    We are stayin, We’re stayin….

    And you, and you, and you, you’re gonna lead me…

    Ooh, you’re gonna lead me.

    And I am tellin you

    We’re not goin,

    Even though the rough times are showin…

    There’s just no way, there’s no way…!

    We’re part of the same place,

    We’re part of the same time.

    We both share the same blood.

    We both have the same mind.

    And time and time we have so much to share….

    No! No, no, no, no, no!

    I’m not waking up tomorrow morning, ha ha…

    And finding that George Bush is still there…!

    Darling, there’s no way,

    No, no, no, no way we’d win without you…

    We couldn’t win it with you…

    You see, there’s just no way,

    There’s no way!…

    Tear down the mountains,

    Yell, scream and shout.

    They can say what they want!

    We’re not walkiin out…!

    Stop all the rivers,

    Push, strike and kill.

    We’re not gonna leave you…,

    There’s no way we will……

    And… I… am… tellin… you…

    We’re not goin,

    You’re the best pres we’ll ever know.

    There’s no way we can ever go….

    No, no, no, no way,

    No, no, no, no way we’d win it without you…

    We’d never win it without you,

    We’d never win it without you,

    Some don’t want us to be free…

    We’re stayin, We’re stayin…

    And you, and you, and you, you’re lead me…

    Ooh, you’re gonna lead me.

    Lead me…!

    Lead me…!

    Lead me…!

    Lead me…….!

    You’re… gonna.. lead……. me………!

    {J-Hood bows and winks at Barack and Michelle.}

    Cue commercial…

    Off Da Cuff by Just SayinπŸ˜‰

  • jakeylakey

    oh & @ the bear, its not right its just wh(r)ite

  • beloved

    they must be so proud @ the bear im from the bahamas and we feel so proud to know that he won,there is so many other places all over the world that is rejoicing

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  • blaq

    @ Bear

    I agree, that is why I am so hopeful and proud of America for doing the right thing, choosing the right man for the job

  • The Bear (I bleed swagger)

    As I was out and about this morning I can’t count how many black people I saw break out in spontaneous laughter.

    WE GIDDY AS HELL AIN”T WE PEOPLE???!!!!

  • FallinPoet(We finally have a hero we can believe in!)

    TESTING

  • MS. P.R.O

    ALL I GOT TO SAY IS I CAN NOW EXHALE BECAUSE I TRULY FEEL SAFE AGAIN………..B-ROCK!!!!!

  • Book Worm

    Hey Just Sayin’

  • lil latte

    @Soulwomen

    Are you upset about not hearing about his black side of the family enough? Is it not enough the man WON? He is our president now, Why even state a comment like that after everything that has been accomplished???

  • Just Sayin

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  • Katherine

    @ Soulwoman, we didnt hear much of Barack’s family in Africa because he wasn’t raised by them. He only met his father(where his Kenyan roots originated) once when he was 9 anyway.

    My granfather lives in Uganda and he says everyone is excited about this…it goes to show how many borders this election crossed.

  • Sydney

    I love all the Obama threads. Keep them comin.’πŸ™‚

    BTW, there are more photos from across the country and the world posted at thehuffingtonpost(dot)com. They’re very moving.

    Oh, and Newsweek has a story out today with a behind-the-scenes look at the Obama and McCain campaigns. Below is an excerpt:

    NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her familyβ€”clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.

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