Yesha Callahan

President Obama at Town Hall in Kingston: ‘Wah Gwan Jamaica?’

You cannot deny the fact that President Obama knows how to make an entrance. The President is currently visiting Jamaica and has visited places such as the Bob Marley museum and other historical sites, but it was one phrase during a speech that got the crowd excited.

Seriously, how are you going to hate on the president?

Obama is the first President to visit the island in 30 years. During his trip he’s pledged energy assistance and diplomatic fence mending. The president will conclude his 3-day Caribbean summit on Friday in Panama City.

  1. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    It probably felt good for President Obama to go a fresh audience and turn on the charm.

    • April 10, 2015 - Reply


      That is a charitable way of putting it.

      • April 10, 2015 - Reply


        Hey, Jamaicans are proud to see a black US President, and Obama is great at campaign style appearances. I think you and I both have had enough of the flash, and would have loved to have seen him actually move the needle on specifically black issues.

    • April 10, 2015 - Reply


      The great thing about this is Obama basically having no more fucks to give.

  2. April 10, 2015 - Reply

    First, we all have to recognize the revolutionary history and spirit found in Jamaica. The heroic Maroons fought white supremacist oppression as a way for black people to be free from injustice (and oppression). People like Sam Sharpe acted as a hero too. The Jamaican people are known for the splendid kindness, hospitality (with amazing intelligence and compassion), and strength. Caribbean culture is beautiful from the music, cuisine, and to the flora. The President going into Jamaica and enjoying himself is fine with me. He listening to the music of Bob Marley is fine with me. Likewise, we have to be honest and recognize that life hasn’t been a crystal stair for us. We know that the PTB has oppressed us as a people for long centuries. So, we have to continue to advocate an end to police brutality, we will continuously fight for social justice, and we will continue to stand up for our interests as black people. Imperialism and poverty are evils that must be eradicated. If other ethnic groups stand up regularly for their aspirations and interests, then we as black people have the subsequent right to do the same.

    • April 10, 2015 - Reply

      Beautifully put as usual Truthseeker 🙂

      • April 10, 2015 - Reply

        @elle D.

        Thank you Sister 🙂

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