In his last days as the President of America, Barack Obama has named several people to fill key administrative positions in the government. Many women have been chosen for key roles.
Here are some of the famous names that stand out from Obama’s nominations:
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Obama nominated Abdul-Jabbar as Member, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
The basketballer deserves the appointment based on his achievements. The player also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom recently, which is referred to as: ‘the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.’
2. Carli Lloyd
As an Olympic gold medalist, Lloyd was nominated as Member and Co-Chair, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. A brilliant soccer player, she was named FIFA Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
3. Gabby Douglas
Also an Olympian gold medalist, Douglas was nominated as Member, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Douglas is the first African-American in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champions in gymnastics.
4. Ibtihaj Muhammad
This female fencer is the first American woman to have worn the hijab during the Olympics. She owns several medals as well.
Muhammad was nominated as Member, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Her nomination is also well deserved.
Originally published at MVSLIM.