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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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high school

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…

By Robin White Goode

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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black man in prison

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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[PHOTOS] First Look Inside the Cuban Embassy in the US

For the first time since 1961, Cuba re-opened its embassy in Washington, D.C.

For the first time since 1961, Cuba has re-opened its embassy in Washington, D.C.

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digital access

White House ConnectHome Pilot Program Expands High-Speed Broadband to Low-Income Families

The public/private partnership involves eight ISPs who will offer service in 28 communities

More than 90% of households with a college-educated parent use the Internet, but fewer than…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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News Update: Politics Roundup

Here's some of the big news happening right now

A politics roundup including an epic legal battle in North Carolina to restore voting rights…

By Michael Tolbert

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Malia Obama Spotted Interning on Set of HBO’s ‘Girls’

Malia Obama lands a new summer gig

First Daughter, Malia Obama, was spotted interning on the set of HBO’s hit series “Girls”.

By Courtney Connley

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President Obama Wants to Extend Overtime Pay Protection to Millions of Workers

New changes will make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay

President Obama announces plan to expand overtime pay protection to millions of workers in 2016.

By Courtney Connley

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President Obama Uses N-Word, Says America is ‘Not Cured’ of Racism

Obama discusses racism and gun control with comedian Marc Maron

President Obama uses the n-word to make his point about racism in America.

By Courtney Connley

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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