There are many famous African Americans; chief among them are President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and the late Thurgood Marshall. Prominent African American entertainers include former talk ... More » Art & Literature

Famous African-American artists who contributed to the cultural perspectives through their artwork include Jacob Lawrence, Kara Walker, Laura Wheeler and Jean-Michel Basquiat. They are among the most influential artists ... More » Art & Literature

Three famous African-American medical doctors are Daniel Hale Williams, James McCune Smith and Dorothy Celeste Ferebee. Williams performed one of the first open heart surgeries in the United States, Smith was the first A... More » History Modern History US History

Elected as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama is a registered Democrat. Although he was born in Hawaii, he hails from the state of Illinois, where he served as the state's junior senator. More »

President Barack Obama is a good leader because he is perceptive. As the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama rallies for the people. He understands that the United States can only work as a unit when everyon... More »

President Barack Obama is a member of the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party focuses on communal welfare, in contrast to the Republican Party, which focuses on individual rights. More »

President Barack Obama is the child of a bi-racial marriage between Ann Dunham of Kansas and Barack Obama, Sr., who was born in Kenya. Obama was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961. He had little contact with his father when ... More »