She helped us feel more connected to each other, more hopeful, more human. And sometimes she helped us just forget about everything else and dance. To My Daughter Sloth Poster. Aretha may have passed on to a better place, but the gift of her music remains to inspire us all. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. Michelle and I send our prayers and warmest sympathies to her family and all those moved by her song. I’m about to join a conversation with some of Africa’s most promising young people: 200 Obama Foundation Leaders from 44 countries. These young leaders are already changing their communities for the better and stand poised to lead the continent toward a brighter future. This week, I’m traveling to Africa for the first time since I left office a continent of wonderful diversity, thriving culture, and remarkable stories.
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I was proud to visit sub-Saharan Africa more times than any other sitting President, and I’ll return this week to visit Kenya and South Africa. To My Daughter Sloth Poster. In South Africa, the Obama Foundation will convene 200 extraordinary young leaders from across the continent and I’ll deliver a speech to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Kenya, of course, is the Obama ancestral home. I visited for the first time when I was in my twenties and I was profoundly influenced by my experiences – a journey I wrote about in my first book, Dreams from My Father. Over the years since, I’ve often drawn inspiration from Africa’s extraordinary literary tradition.