Obama criticizes leadership on coronavirus response in HBCU virtual commencement address

Obama criticizes leadership on coronavirus response in HBCU virtual commencement address

Obama criticizes leadership on coronavirus response in HBCU virtual commencement address

You know all those adults that you used to think were in charge and knew what they were doing?

"Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition" will be a two-hour virtual HBCU commencement program presented by Chase in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the United Negro College Fund, the National Association for Equal Opportunity, the NBA, Paul Quinn College, Howard University and JPMorgan Chase's Advancing Black Pathways Initiative, according to the former president's office.

"We've done a GREAT job on Covid response, making all Governors look good, some fantastic (and that's OK), but the Lamestream Media doesn't want to go with that narrative, and the Do Nothing Dems talking point is to say only bad about "Trump".

This year's high school and college seniors may not be tossing their caps into the air in traditional graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus outbreak, but they are certainly getting some high-powered commencement speakers.

Acknowledging the new uncertainties introduced by the pandemic, Obama told the class of 2020 the global health crisis would force them to grow up faster.

"And let's be honest: A disease like this just spotlights the underlying inequalities and extra burdens that black communities have historically had to deal with in this country".

It is the second time in recent days that Obama has hit out at the Trump administration's coronavirus response.

As he congratulated graduates and commiserated over the hard world they face, the former president noted the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who was killed while jogging on a residential street in Georgia in February.

But the pair have been engaged in several back-and-forths in recent days, leading Trump to accuse Obama and his aides of engaging in a criminal effort to undermine his presidency.

In the commencement address Saturday, Obama also touched on the racial disparities of the coronavirus pandemic that is disproportionately impacting people of color. Then, comment below with your thoughts or encouraging words for the Class of 2020!

Winfrey assured them, "It's really OK to not have all the answers".

"My hope is you will harness your education, your creativity and your valor, your voice, your vote", Winfrey said, "and use it to create more equity, more justice and more joy in the world".

LeBron James, Barack Obama, and more came together for Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, Saturday night, honoring graduating seniors across the country.

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