South Los Angeles Street Gets Renamed After Barack Obama

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In 2007, Barack Obama was a young and spry freshman senator from Chicago who made South Los Angeles, Calif., his first stop during his presidential election. In 2008, he became the first black president and successfully won a second term four years later. In honor of the former president, the L.A. City Council voted to rename Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard.


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti posted the news to his Twitter account Tuesday night:

L.A. City Council member Herb J. Wesson celebrated the occasion by making comparisons between Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic speech made on August 28, 1963.

I’m pretty sure Trump is somewhere in his oval office calling this “fake news” while downing his fourth Coca-Cola for the day and ordering his Big Mac lunch.

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I think it is a great idea. P.S. I ran into this video again a couple of days ago and it still is funny. Boyfriend Mike is probably still stung.