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Sun May 5, 2019, 08:33 PM

LOS ANGELES A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama.

A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and further establishes a "presidential row" that includes Washington, Adams and Jefferson boulevards.

"I get to live in a lifetime where we elected our first black president," The Rev. Russell Thornhill of South Los Angeles told KABC TV. "I get to share that with my mother, who's 92 years old who voted and actually went to the inauguration. I called her before I came here to let her know what I was doing, and she was just in tears because she was seeing in her lifetime ... the naming of a street of the first black president in this community."

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Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a political analyst and author who has lived in the area for 50 years, said he hopes the name change will lead to more investments in the neighborhood.

"The area needs not just street name change, but also fresh programs, initiatives and spending on jobs, education, and housing programs for the mostly black and Hispanic low-income residents that live on or near Obama Boulevard," Hutchinson said. "This will truly be the greatest way to pay tribute to Obama."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/stretch-of-road-in-los-angeles-renamed-obama-boulevard/ar-AAATIE7?OCID=ansmsnnews11


Wonder how many homeless camps will be set up along Obama Blvd so they can wait for their FREE stuff...?

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Reply LOS ANGELES A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. (Original post)
quad489 May 2019 OP
Solesurvivor May 2019 #1
TM999 May 2019 #7
Grumpy Pickle May 2019 #2
Spanish Ladies May 2019 #3
Bob the Bilderberger May 2019 #4
Time May 2019 #5
batcat May 2019 #6
Charlie Mike May 2019 #8

Response to quad489 (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 09:03 PM

1. Any street named after Obama and MLK

Are streets you don’t want to be caught on after it gets dark

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #1)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:48 PM

7. This is very true.

Hell, even being bi-racial, I won't go near streets named MLK Blvd. Now, it is about the only place you will find a Popeye's Chicken in many cities so maybe during the day and doing drive through.

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 09:14 PM

2. Shoulda renamed the street after the Mexican President.....more appropriate.

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 10:23 PM

3. Maybe call it

57 mile?

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Response to quad489 (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 10:30 PM

4. A road to nowhere

How appropriate.

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Sun May 5, 2019, 10:30 PM

5. I agree with SoleSurvivor.

But it would be fun to hear on the news that there's been an another drive by shooting on a street named after the biggest gun salesman.

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Sun May 5, 2019, 11:47 PM

6. It would be more appropriate to find a road that goes nowhere and name it after ...

Obama.

Both Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama impressed me enough to vote for them in their first presidential race. Both proved to be a major disappointment in my opinion.

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Tue May 7, 2019, 04:53 AM

8. They're going to name one after Kamala Harris.

Cuz everyone hits all the holes.

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