Man to Man

President Barack Obama listens during a B.A.M. (“Becoming a Man”) roundtable at Hyde Park Career Academy in Chicago, Feb. 15 (Photo by Pete Souza)

133 Responses to “Man to Man”

  1. 34 mtmarilyn
    February 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    It has been a very busy day. I am now trying to catch up on the President’s speech and the citizen’s awards. So thankful Chips is here with all the information. Now to read all I have missed.

  2. February 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Good evening, Bronze! Congrats Almablanca

  3. 37 ouapiti
    February 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks for posting all this. So uplifting and heartwarming to see our President interacting with young people — in his very special way.

  4. 38 carolmaewy
    February 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Congrats Almablanca. My ears have been ringing since last post. 😳

  5. 46 Proud Former White House Intern
    February 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm


  6. 47 Gazelle
    February 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Wow, just simply wow!! This touches me in all ways.

  7. 48 carolmaewy
    February 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Are you ble to hear them talking or is because it’s a Friday night? Friday is good. 😛

  8. 49 cman
    February 15, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I am at a loss for words with this. It’s just so powerful, on so many levels. What has Obama done for the African American community? More than can be measured in our lifetime. Simply magnificent.

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  10. 52 isonprize
    February 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm


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  12. 70 amk for obama
    February 15, 2013 at 10:13 pm

  13. 78 Jovie
    February 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    As near as I can tell, the President hammers the GOP outside the Beltway and the GOP wins inside the Beltway.
    Both are playing to their strengths, in order to get their agenda passed.
    The GOP hates having the President go outside the Bejtway and enlist the Average citizen.
    You can see, the crazier they get, on Benghazi, nominations etc, that means they President is being effective. The GOP is saying, stay inside the Beltway, you have business here.
    It’s a huge power struggle, and I think 2014 will be a huge election.
    That is all!

    • 79 amk for obama
      February 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      josh marshall said years ago that the bw corrupt crowd is wired for goopers and goopers only. Both 2010 & 2012 have been big disappointments when it came to congress.

    • 80 jackiegrumbacher
      February 16, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Agree, Jovie. And it will especially be huge if we all hammer home how much can be done to HELP the American people if they vote D.

    • 81 Vicki
      February 16, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Good points, Jovie—-but you probably won’t see this because I am a day behind on TOD

  14. 82 Jovie
    February 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Donna Brazile is on the Bill Maher show.

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  18. 89 HZ
    February 15, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Good Night Chips and my TOD Family. This all made me feel better than I have felt in the last week. Thanks so much for our haven here, Chips.

    I send you lots of these, my dear special angel.(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Love, your Chips for all that you give us here))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) HZ

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  20. 94 Pamela
    February 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Down for the count. Sweet dreams y’all. {{{{{TOD}}}}} I pray that our President has a quiet, relaxing and rejuvenating weekend in the sun. He deserves it, he deserves better than those on the dark side choose to offer him. Bye everyone!

  21. 96 vitaminlover
    February 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Is my president going to take a break with his family? Especially with his wife?

    • 97 anniebella
      February 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      FLOTUS is in Aspen with the girls skiing, and POTUS is in Florida for a couple of days, resting and taking some golf lesson. He suppose to be back at the WH Monday.

  22. 98 amk for obama
    February 15, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    good one.

  23. 99 amk for obama
    February 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

  24. 100 Jeff
    February 15, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    A Student collapsed at my school received a call about that. I had to deal with the situation luckily staff and my manager was present because I never received any CPR training yet.

    • 101 jacquelineoboomer
      February 16, 2013 at 12:40 am

      Wow. Hope the student was okay. That was quite the shock for you, too! You never know when you need that training.

  25. 102 mtmarilyn
    February 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I went back to listen to the President’s speech and the Awards ceremony. What a beautiful emotional day. That speech is the best I have heard about family. I called a friend who teaches family classes at highschools, colleges and communities. I told her this was a must watch. I am so proud of our President.

    Thank you Chips, See you all tomorrow.

  26. 105 carolmaewy
    February 16, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Congress adjourned for a week, but don’t worry, citizens, they’ll be back doing nothing on February 25th.

  27. 108 Betsy
    February 16, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Changed my gravatar.

  28. 109 amk for obama
    February 16, 2013 at 2:36 am

  29. 113 proudmemberofglobalzero
    February 16, 2013 at 7:35 am
  30. 114 Don
    February 16, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Give me a break, this woman on Up with Chris Hayes is a piece of work. No matter what President Obama does on immigration she will not be happy. When immigration does pass those that will become citizens will still vote against their own best interest.

    • 115 Bill
      February 16, 2013 at 8:37 am

      She runs a group backed by the RNC to help Republican office holders appeal more to the Hispanic vote. I have seen her interviewed nunerous times. She is not very bright or likeable. Another example of GOP incompetence.

    • February 16, 2013 at 8:50 am

      Unfortunately when Chris Hayes brings these fools on his show and ends up agreeing with them more than 50% of the time, you have to wonder what’s his agenda.

      • 117 Bill
        February 16, 2013 at 9:15 am

        Chris Hayes Republican shills are usually fools, unable to defend anything they say. He seems to be a genuinely nice guy and realizes they are stupid and looks for anything he can find to agree with because he knows they are embarrassing themselves. He needs to find smarter Republicans if possible or not be so nice and call them on their stupidity.

    • February 16, 2013 at 9:13 am

      I don’t think it works to generalize from this instance.

  31. 119 hopefruit2
    February 16, 2013 at 8:51 am

    • 120 anniebella
      February 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

      First of all how is that any of Kurtz business what FLOTUS and POTUS decided to do? Second of all, these lowlife of the media is something else, it’s just his way of trying to go after both POTUS and FLOTUS, this is not even a story but this right wing fool over there at TeaNN has to try to make it one. Why haven’t Kurtz ask John Boehner why he doesn’t have the House in D.C. working instead of taking 10 days off for vacation. You can bet if Boehner can fine a golf course he is on one, smoking and drinking and tanning up, oh he doesn’t do that any more. Tan I mean.

      • 121 anniebella
        February 16, 2013 at 9:21 am

        What I should have said was to “HELL” with Howard Kurtz.

      • 122 Jovie
        February 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

        Because he was interviewed by bill oreiky who kept telling him that he is in the tank for the President.
        Shaming him and every reporter, to bash the President.
        Bill o the clown is a Jerk, but he knows what he is doing.

    • 123 amk for obama
      February 16, 2013 at 9:33 am

      • 124 hopefruit2
        February 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

        He’s an ugly jealous arse, whose wife probably prefers to be away from him more than 80% of the time, so he’s projecting.

        • 125 Nena20409
          February 16, 2013 at 10:14 am

          His wife had a baby a yr or two ago HF. I saw HKurtz at least twice in Charlotte, NC during the Dem Convention. Trust me, the guy is really old, walking slow and lowed old and with a bent. Yet TV makes him look ages younger. I was shocked.

  32. February 16, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Reblogged this on The Educability of Perch and commented:
    President Barack Obama sits in on a “Becoming A Man” group at Hyde Park Career Academy during his Chicago visit. I’d like to see more Black men take up this task of teaching their young brothers what it means to fulfill the promise of manhood. This is a vital issue as too many young black men are falling by the wayside due to faulty self-concepts and a severe lack of guidance. President Obama is a true role model and sets a shining example for everyone but specifically for young black men who have never received the kind of compassionate guidance needed to lead their families & communities. Within this generation lies the treasures of our greatest days ahead but it will take focused effort and understanding of the history that has brought us to this place. ~ KT

    • February 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Hello everyone who may wonder where Ive gone–midDecember,, I took a spectacular fall and broke my hip in three Places. I am now in rehab learning how to walk again. (Also how to type!)

      More later — Joan Shaw

      • 133 elo4obama/biden
        February 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        Oh! I just thought you were lurking like me 🙂 I’m sorry to hear about your fall. Be patient and persistent in rehab. I’m sending lots of (((hugs))) and good vibes your way Joanshaw. Amuse yourself ‘talking’ on TOD. Take care.

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