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Obama’s brother lives on less than 2 dollars a month

George Hussein Onyango Obama


There lives could not be more different.  One could possibly be considered the most powerful Black man alive and the other barely alive, living on meager sustenance. 

Article:  Obama’s brother found in a hut

He proclaimed: “No-one knows who I am,” he told the magazine, before claiming: “I live here on less than a dollar a month.”  Does Obama owe his brother anything?  Remember he is big on wealth redistribution so is this a case of hypocrisy?  If this were your half-brother what would you do?


August 20, 2008 - Posted by | Black Experience, Economics, family, power politics, Relationships


  1. He’s about to come up whether Obama is down or not. He could make a living just doing interviews if he plays his cards right. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

    Comment by blackandmarried | August 21, 2008

  2. I would agree. His brother could make a living conducting interviews over the next 4 years. However, the question becomes, here we are on the precipice of nominating the first African American President and he has a brother livng well below the poverty line, how can that be? How can we have confidence in any of his program? Should he have any credibility?

    Comment by blacknessdefined | August 21, 2008

  3. What we have to consider in this situation is they’re half – brothers. They aren’t close nor did they grow up together, they are strangers to each other. I could see if his brother was trying to move to the states but he lives in Kenya. He is just only beginning to think of attending college to finish his degree. As an adult you need to take care of your own needs and if things where soooo bad for him that he couldn’t survive. Then he should ask his brother for help. It is not Barack Obama’s responsibility to care for a fully grown man. We all have brothers and sisters who aren’t doing great but you do what you can for them. You don’t send them an income you help them find a job so they can support themselves. The most important thing is to be self sufficient and productive.
    Ya Digg

    Comment by kiki michelle | August 22, 2008

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