Since slavery black people had have faced a lot of man-made calamities, inspired by racism and control of the world. This notion of which race is superior among other races led to massive human crisis in 18th and 19th century in America and African continent herself to non-other than black people.
The Voting Right Act of 1965 in United States was followed by large increase in black elected officials. In the Deep South, black office holders grew from 100 in 1964 to 4,300 in 1978. By the early 1980s, major US cities with large black populations, such as Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Washington and Philadelphia, had elected black mayors. Between 1970 and 2010, the number of black elected officials nationwide increased from fewer than 1,500 to more than 10,000.
Yet the socioeconomic progress that was supposed to follow in the wake of these political gains never materialised. During an era of growing black political influence, blacks as a group progressed at slower rate than whites, and the black poor actually lost the ground.
The US had elected the very first black president and African-Americans had seemingly overcome decades and centuries of racial prejudice. It was the greatest time to be black and Kenyan too.
Most Africans had high hopes for better lives after the end of direct rule by Europeans in Africa when most native Black Africans became the rulers of their own countries. The expectations was just the opposite, those Africans who made friends with the colonialists in fact were the people who benefited from the fruits of so called ‘freedom’. The real heroes’ lives just became more severed after the so called ‘independence’.
During speech at Karen College in New Jersey (29 November 1993), titled “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”, Dr Khalid Muhammad said; “when white folks can’t defeat you they will always find some Negro-some boot-licking, butt-licking, buck-dancing, bamboozled, half-baked, half-fried, sissified, punkified, pasteurized, homogenised, nigger, that they can trot out in front of you”.
Why did Black people put so much expectation on Obama? In Obama’s presidency, like any other USA Presidents before him, race escalations in America kept on rising, more shooting of unarmed black males were reported under Obama. Statistics by the most basic economic-economic performance metrics-with one key exception-black Americans were worse off during Obama’s presidency.
Obama is really loved by mainstream media, for reasons known to few who owns those media, and few who understands how global politics works.
In Africa where also most Africans expected much from him, he proved he doesn’t have Africa at his heart since he contributed in sinking the dream of United States Africa under one currency coined by Muammar Gaddafi of Libya. According to experts, this was a proof way to elevate Africa to global economic power, jeopardizing Americans and Europeans global dominance. This dream was just killed by our own so called ‘son of soil’ not a ‘white supremacists’ president, Donald Trump, whom Black people have been made to hate with passion. You may wonder why suddenly Nigeria’s Boko Haram stopped threatening as before, immediately after Trump ascended to power? The same questions remained a mystery as to why constant threats and frequent beheadings by ISIS in Syria and Iraq, stopped immediately when Obama left office.
In eastern Congo and South Sudan, violence escalated more under Obama than it is today, more American and European arms were circulating in these troubled areas.
The notable achievements of Obama to Africa was establishing Young African Leaders Initiative(YALI) as a breeding ground for America’s neo-liberalism leaning leaders and increased of American troops to Africa.