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State of the Union Address: White House Gains Key Insights from Everyday Citizens Via Platform

President Obama gains key insight from citizens with engaging place to share opinions

The White House offers engaging platform to get insights from everyday citizens in prep for…

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New Entity Launches To Advance Black Male Achievement in America

The CBMA increases opportunities and access for men and boys of color

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On Jan. 19th, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, New Entity launched To Advance Black…

By Cristie Leondis

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Is Paid Leave a Worker’s Right or Privilege?

White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett shares her thoughts on LinkedIn

Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and chair of the White House Council…

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[Part 3] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In the third part of the feature ‘Doing Business in Africa’ successful entrepreneur Tony Elumelu…

By Cristie Leondis

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President Obama Makes Home Ownership More Affordable, Saves Families More than $900 a Year

HE reveals plan to make more Americans home owners

President Obama and Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, visited Phoenix, Arizona to “put…

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Submission Form Open for White House Student Film Festival

Obama administration chooses community service as this year's film festival theme

White House opens up submission forms for their 2nd annual Student Film Festival

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President Obama Proposes Tuition-Free Community College

New proposal is a part of POTUS plan to create a more educated American workforce

President Obama announces the America’s College Promise proposal, which will provide a tuition free education…

By Courtney Connley

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President Obama Makes History, Calls on Only Female Reporters at News Conference

POTUS becomes the first to only acknowledge women journalists at White House

President Obama becomes the first president to call on only female reporters at a White…

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Civil Rights Group Starts Petition to Get Sony Executive Fired

Color of Change petitions to get Amy Pascal terminated for leaked email comments

Civil rights group, ColorOfChange.org, has started an online petition to get Sony executive, Amy Pascal,…

By Courtney Connley

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The Obama’s Open Up About Their Personal Experiences With Racism

POTUS admits to being mistaken as a waiter at a black-tie event

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama get candid about their personal encounters with racial…

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Mo’Ne Davis Continues to Make Profits

She graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in August

Back in August, the sports world was certainly delighted to read crowded headlines featuring a…

By Jenisha Watts

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Coding 101: Middle Schoolers Teach Obama How to Code at White House Event

President invites middle school students to the White House for Computer Science Education Week

President Obama invites approximately 30 middle school students to the White House to kick off…

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Senate Report Finds CIA Interrogation Techniques Brutal

Prisoners subject to a series of near-drowning experiences, among other torture tactics

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report that shows the C.I.A. interrogation techniques are brutal.

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Tika Sumpter to Play Michelle Obama in Obama Romance Film

The search continues for the perfect on-screen President Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s love story to be chronicled on the…

By Courtney Connley

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Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan to Provide Greater Education Services to Incarcerated Youth

Department of Justice and Department of Education to improve educational opportunities for incarcerated youth

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announce plans to improve educational…

By Courtney Connley

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White House Announces New Action Plans to Prepare More Students for College

Obama administration announces 600 new action plans to help students attend and graduate college

Obama administration works with educational leaders to create new action plans to prepare more students…

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Honoring Leadership with the Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor: The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Stevie Wonder among honorees at the White House ceremony

Highlights of the ceremony included a few well-placed and lighthearted remarks, compliments of President Obama.…

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President Obama to Invest in More Police Body Cameras

White House creates new initiative to fund 50,000 body cameras for police officials

President Obama to invest in more police body cameras and law enforcement training

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Obama Hosted a Series of Meetings on Violence in St. Louis

The president held a string of gatherings at the White House focused on the hostility in Ferguson

President Obama held a string of meetings at the White House on Dec. 1 to…

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Reports: GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten to Resign After Comments on Obama’s Daughters

Republican staffer engaged in cyber bullying Sasha and Malia Obama

According to reports, Republican staffer, Elizabeth Lauten, engaged in cyber-bullying with Sasha and Malia Obama.…

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