Tag Archives: President Obama

Berry Gordy

Motown Legend Berry Gordy Receives Medal of Arts From President Obama

Music icon honored for building his music label and launching the careers of countless legendary artists

President Obama recently gave out the 2015 National Medal of Arts to distinguished recipients. Among…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Ways the Back-to-School Bus Tour Shows Us What Obama Really Cares About

Opportunity Across America tour highlights progress made

King called the Opportunity Across America back-to-school bus tour inspiring. “We’re seeing so many good…

By Robin White Goode

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Reparations? There’s an App for That!

Technology is being utilized in the fight for reparations

After the slaughter of eight people inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South…

By Samara Lynn

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SXSL

White House Introduces Its Own SXSW: SXSL

The White House will hold its own version of the Austin SXSW festival; South by South Lawn.

Inspired by the annual Austin-based film, music, and technology festival South by Southwest (SXSW), the…

By Samara Lynn

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online petitions

Do Online Petitions Cause Real Change?

Online petitions have made it easier than ever for the masses to weigh-in on political and social issues. But is this armchair activism effective in making real changes?

In the July-August issue of Black Enterprise magazine, we take a close look at online…

By Samara Lynn

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Clinton

Who Is Better for Tech—Clinton or Trump?

Dice.com asks who is better for technology, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?

An interesting piece from careers site Dice.com ponders which presidential candidate is better for the…

By Samara Lynn

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Code2040

Code2040 Founder Heads to the White House

Code2040 co-founder is headed to Washington D.C to lend insight to help push diversity and inclusion in tech

Co-founder of Code2040, Laura Weidman Power is about to embark on a pretty exciting mission.…

By Samara Lynn

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healthy habits

3 Healthy Habits of the Nation’s Leading Bosses

From the POTUS, to innovative small biz owners, be inspired by these easy healthy activities

From President Obama to Kevin Hart, successful bosses have one thing in common: They incorporate…

By Janell Hazelwood

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ESSA

Why Numbers Matter Under ESSA

States can easily subvert the law by keeping their numbers high

Although education has been termed the great equalizer, there is nothing equal about education in…

By Robin White Goode

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Net Neutrality

Here’s Why This Week’s Net Neutrality Ruling is Good for You

High court uphold Net Neutrality and fair Internet access.

” ISPs must not engage in “unjust or reasonable discrimination…”

By Samara Lynn

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hiroshima

Obama Makes History Again: First Sitting President to Visit Hiroshima

President Obama will make history as the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, the site of an American-inflicted nuclear attack that left an estimated 140,000 people dead

President Obama made history as the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.

By Hailey Wallace

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Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper: White House Cabinet Members Talk Entrepreneurship Advocacy

Maria Contreras-Sweet and Broderick Johnson share why initiative is vital and going strong

This week, media, industry leaders and members of President Obama’s cabinet gathered at the Apollo…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama at Howard: Best Moments

The best moments from President Obama's remarks at Howard University's 2016 commencement ceremony

The best moments from President Obama at Howard University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

By Hailey Wallace

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(Full Transcript) President Obama’s Howard Commencement Speech

Full transcript of President Obama's remarks at Howard University's 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Check out the full transcript of President Obama’s Howard Commencement remarks at the University’s 2016…

By Hailey Wallace

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Black Boys

My Brother’s Keeper Led to Over $1 Billion Invested in Brown and Black Boys

Report looks at 2 years of expanding opportunities for young men of color

In response to the president’s call to action, nearly 250 communities in all 50 states…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Correspondents' Dinner

Obama’s Best Jokes From His Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner

A roundup of President Obama's funniest jokes from his final White House Correspondents' Dinner

A roundup of President Obama’s funniest jokes from his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

By Hailey Wallace

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Reactions to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Speech

Here's what people had to say about Larry Wilmore dropping the n-word at President Obama's final White House Correspondents' Dinner

Here’s what people had to say about Larry Wilmore dropping the n-word at President Obama’s…

By Hailey Wallace

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White House Salutes Prison Project and Other Champions of Change

10 champions of change honored for giving fair chance to those with criminal record

See why President Obama is honoring these 10 champions of change for offering a fair…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Opening Up Cable Boxes is a Good Thing, People

People are freaking out over the FCC's proposal to open up cable boxes. It's a good thing, and here's why

It’s a mind-boggling example of unfounded fear.

By Samara Lynn

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New Education Majority Study Surveys Families of Color on Schooling

Black and Hispanic families want higher standards, but lack political power

Although the survey captures the beliefs and concerns of black and Latino parents, it’s doubtful…

By Robin White Goode

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