Tag Archives: President Obama

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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Obama on Trump’s Mexican Border Wall: “Good Luck With That.”

On Tuesday President Obama discussed what he called the "half-baked" policy put forth by the Trump campaign

During a daily White House briefing on Tuesday, President Obama discussed what he called the…

By Hailey Wallace

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These Colleges Are Changing The Lives of Low-Income Students

At these schools, low-income students make it to graduation day

Can low income students make it to commencement day? Yes, according to a new report…

By Robin White Goode

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Obama Administration Supports African American STEM Degree Completion

Administration takes action to accelerate progress

Supporting the attaining of degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics remains…

By Robin White Goode

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BREAKING: Obama Speaks on Brussels Attacks

Speaking from Cuba, President Obama addressed the Tuesday morning attacks in Brussels

During a speech to the Cuban people at the Gran Teatro de la Havana, President…

By Hailey Wallace

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Apple: We Did Not Expect to Be at Odds With Our Government

Tim Cook uses Apple event to double-down on fight with FBI

Tim Cook uses Apple event to double-down on fight with FBI.

By Samara Lynn

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How Not to Help Poor, Black Children – Part 1

Cultural relevance in education reform is key

After an education trip to Cameroon, an African American teacher learns to her dismay that…

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New Tech HBCU Initiative In Support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper

Student tech entrepreneurs gather at SXSW

In support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative was launched at this year’s festival.

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GOP Refusing to Allow Hearing for Obama’s SCOTUS Pick, Merrick Garland

After praising the Obama SCOTUS pick during his nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court, the same GOP leaders are now trying to block Merrick Garland

After weeks of speculation, President Obama has nominated D.C. Circuit Court Judge, Merrick Garland, to…

By Hailey Wallace

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