In Virtual Speech To Black Graduates, Obama Says U.S. Lacks Leadership on Coronavirus

Former President Barack Obama talks during a panel with NBA players Chris Paul, Kevin Love and Giannis Antetokounmpo and sports analyst Michael Wilbon in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Former President Barack Obama delivered a virtual commencement address on Saturday, urging the tens of thousands of graduates from historically black colleges and universities to “seize the initiative” amid what he described as a lack of leadership from leaders in the United States to the coronavirus pandemic. “More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” Obama said in remarks that were streamed online. “A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge. If the world’s gonna be better, it’s going to be up to you.” Obama’s remarks come as the virus has killed more […]

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