Happy Birthday, President Obama

The nation's first black president adds another year to an exemplary life.


Apparently President Obama didn't get the memo that birthdays are the equivalent of holidays for black people. We can't count the number of times we've heard, "I'm taking tomorrow off because it's my birthday." Well, like many of us who think that's ridiculous, President Obama is doing what he normally does on his 49th birthday: working. He won't be celebrating with the family, who are out of town; rather, he will do like many Americans, celebrate with friends after work. Democrats and Republicans are taking the opportunity to celebrate and dismiss the president on this occasion. Democrats are hosting events in his honor, while Republicans are sending out postcards taking jabs at him. To this we say, like school in the summertime, no class.

Read more at CBS News.

--Nsenga K. Burton

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