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Monday, 23 December 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " REGINALD L. LOVE " SERVED AS SPECIAL ASSISTANT AND PERSONAL AIDE, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS BODY MAN FOR TAKING CARE OF THE PRESIDENT'S NEEDS TO UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Reginald L. Love born April 29, 1981 served as the special assistant and personal aide, commonly referred to as body man for taking care of the president's needs, to United States President Barack Obama. Love left this position at the end of 2011, to complete his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
He attended high school at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated with a degree in political science and public policy from Duke University. He was a forward for the Duke Blue Devils basketball team and played on the 2001 team that won the NCAA national championship. He also played wide receiver for the Duke football team on a football scholarship where he was removed from the basketball team for a violation of team rules. While his high school team won two state titles, his college team lost the first 22 games of his career. He tried out unsuccessfully with several National Football League teams during the two years after he graduated from college.
Love applied for an internship on Capitol Hill in 2006. He was interviewed by Robert Gibbs, Obama’s communications director, for a position in Obama's Senate office. He was hired with the title "deputy political director". He became Obama's personal assistant in 2007, during the 2008 presidential race.
As Obama's aide, his job was to anticipate any and all of Obama's needs. In reference to the myriad support duties Love performed, President Obama referred to Love as his "iReggie", a play on Apple's iPad (“I have an iReggie, who has my books, my newspapers, my music all in one place.”). Love and Obama played basketball every day there was a primary during the 2008 presidential election, and they played regularly in the ensuing years, always on the same side. Obama has described Love as like his "little brother."