Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.
Related: Ketanji Brown Jackson schooled GOP senator who ranted about gay marriageUpon her nomination, a statement from the Biden administration called Jackson “one of the nation’s brightest legal minds.”Kim Tignor, the executive director of She Will Rise, an organization launched in 2020 devoted to electing a Black woman to the Supreme Court, spoke on MSNBC today about the meaning of this moment.“It’s joy, it’s relief.
It is such a moment,” Tignor said. “When we launched in 2020, I will never forget when we started calling for the first Black woman Supreme Court justice…a lot of members of our own community were saying, well does this woman exist?
And to that we decided to create a list of phenomenal Black women…What this day signals is that now and forever we will never be asked that question again.
This woman exists.”“Now and forever we have young lawyers, young women, young people, who now see that paths as a public defender as a path to the supreme court, as a civil rights leader as a path to the supreme court.