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National Voter Registration Day: How You Can Advocate and Participate

More than 600 events set to host today across the nation

Today is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a time when voting advocates nationwide are taking…

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Is School Diversity a Priority for Obama?

Desegregating America’s schools remains low on the president’s agenda

The Obama administration, despite implementing several broad initiatives to improve school issues, has not…

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#Remembering911: Today Marks 14th Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks

President Obama leads moment of silence, will meet with military service members in afternoon

Today, at the minute of the 9/11 attack in New York City, President Barack Obama…

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[Op Ed] President Obama’s Iran Deal Ensures American Security and Prevents War

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a sound agreement

The JCPOA is not built on trust – it’s built on verification. Under the agreement,…

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President Obama’s New Executive Order Could Affect More Than 300,000 Workers

POTUS fights for federal contractors to offer employees extended paid sick leave

President Obama unveils new executive order that will require federal contractors to offer employees up…

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President Obama Seals Iran Deal with Maryland Senator’s Vote

Ten Democratic 'hold outs' remain, as White House pushes for more support

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced support for President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal today, sealing a…

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Alaska Journey: President Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit the Arctic

POTUS discusses environmental issues and renames tallest U.S. peak

President Obama sets out to Alaska to discuss environmental issues and plans to rename tallest…

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Nation Commemorates Women’s Equality Day

Valerie Jarrett, senior presidential advisor, hosts Twitter chat to talk issues

Today, Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, as declared by the White House, commemorating 95…

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Black Church Leaders Embark on Israel Visit

Iran deal among issues part of efforts by COGIC leaders

According to reports, Christian leaders from metro Detroit with the largest African-American religious group left…

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Hero on Paris-Bound Train a Senior at Cal State

College student becomes a hero in France

Anthony Sadler, a college senior, helped his two friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone subdue…

By Robin White Goode

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President Obama’s Spotify Playlist: Are You Listening?

President Obama joins Spotify and releases playlists

President Obama joins spotify and releases playlists.

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Revised Program To Offer Relief to More Student Loan Borrowers

Revised pay-as-you-earn plan reduces payment amount

More student loan borrowers are expected to make use of a revised payment plan that…

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Jimmy Carter Announces He Has Advanced Cancer

President Obama offers well wishes, says 'We are rooting for you'

Former president Carter announced cancer has spread and, although type has not been disclosed, there’s…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] P-TECH: The School That’s Taking Over the World

This STEM high school is an engine of success

P-TECH, a 6-year, year-round high school in Brooklyn born of a public-private partnership is being…

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Art Industry Leader Thelma Golden Joins Obama Foundation Board

Studio Museum of Harlem head to lead plans for Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Studio Museum of Harlem head, Thelma Golden, will lead plans for the Barack Obama Presidential…

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Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: How the Legislation Impacts Young Minorities Today

President Obama and civil rights leaders shining light on importance of restoring provision of the act to protect minorities

Activists are calling for expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and President Obama…

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President Obama Hosts First-Ever White House Demo Day

Event celebrates the role entrepreneurship plays in America’s economy

President Obama hosted the first-ever Demo Day, which celebrated the role entrepreneurship plays in America’s…

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An Education Opportunity for Those Paying Their Debt to Society

Cutting off Pell grant access was a mistake

Pell grants offered an education opportunity before 1994 (when Congress cut off access) that helped…

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Reggie Love: Career Lessons I Learned as President Obama’s Assistant

Love explains how working with POTUS has helped him to succeed in his career today

President Obama’s former assistant, Reggie Love, explains how his career lessons with POTUS have helped…

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Your Next Best Hire May Have Spent Time in Prison

Mark Holden of Koch Industries shares why criminal justice reform makes for good business

Although the U.S. has less than 5% of the world’s population, it houses roughly 25%…

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