by Justin Remus
JEWEL Magazine (copyright Star Media 2008)
Barack Obama is now the most powerful man in the world. But as the saying goes, “Behind every successful man, there’s a strong woman.” However, in Mr. Obama’s case, it would be women: Stanley Ann, his mother; Madelyn Dunham, his grandmother; and Michelle, his wife. All have been instrumental in molding his character and shaping his intrinsic beliefs. These three women not only inspired him, they also comforted him and sometimes even scolded him. They helped make him into who he is today: educator, author, activist, and politician. They’re the foundation of our first African-American president.
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