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Obama’s Legacy of Supporting Small Businesses

President Obama has launched several initiatives that have helped to accelerate entrepreneurship among underserved groups

According to a Fact Sheet released by the White House in honor of National Entrepreneurship…

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Higher Ed Not Feeling a Trump Presidency

Is a Trump victory good for colleges and universities?

As it dawns over every area of industry that Donald Trump is now the U.S.…

By Robin White Goode

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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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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Scrutinized for Saying White House Was ‘Built by Slaves’

Media sources fact-check the First Lady, questioning the historical accuracy of her statements and, ultimately, her honesty

The opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady delivered her impactful speech.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Two Chicago Scholars Attend White House ‘Beating the Odds’ Summit

Undaunted by the impossible, these students are college-bound

Jordan Turner says, “All the students had truly ‘beaten the odds.'” For some it was…

By Robin White Goode

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White House Announces $21 Million In Grants For Summer Jobs and Impact Hubs

Grants for cities like Detroit and Los Angeles to connect disadvantaged youth

The White House and the Department of Labor announced new steps to advance that effort…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Executive Director Monique Rizer with BeTheChange CEO Alan Khazei and Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts  (Image: Shannon Finney Photography)

Opportunity Nation Says The Next President Can Do These 12 Things To Close Gap

12 action items for the next POTUS

A lot of things create an environment of opportunity—such as access to affordable housing, access…

By Robin White Goode

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For Many, High School Diploma Indicates They’re not Ready

Schools focus on attaining credits, not mastery

The U.S. high school graduation rate has reached a record high of 81%, but questions…

By Robin White Goode

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Obama ‘Beefs Up’ TechHire Initiative to Put More Americans in Tech Jobs

TechHire, Obama's strategy for making more Americans skilled for technology jobs, has been expanded and extended to more communities

TechHire, Obama’s strategy for making more Americans skilled for technology jobs, has been expanded and…

By Samara Lynn

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Carla Hayden

Carla Hayden, First Woman and African American Nominated to Lead Library of Congress

A long time devotee of making libraries accessible and digital-friendly

Carla Hayden is the first woman and first African American to be nominated to lead…

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Black History Month: Tim Scott, U.S. Senator

29 days of modern black history makers

Tim Scott (R-S.C.) made history on Capitol Hill as the first African American to be…

By Safon Floyd

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Susan E. Rice, National Security Advisor

Black History Month: Susan E. Rice, U.S. National Security Advisor

29 days of modern black history makers

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice coordinates intelligence, foreign policy, and military effort; oversees…

By Safon Floyd

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[Recap] White House Hosts Panels and Screening Event for ‘Underground’ TV series

White House Office of Public Engagement hosts show's cast and creative team for Black History Month celebration

White House Office of Public Engagement Host Panel and screening event for “Underground”.

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Black History Month: Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State

29 days of modern black history makers

In January 2005 Condoleezza Rice became the first African American woman to serve as Secretary…

By Safon Floyd

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Black History Month: Barack Obama, President of the United States

29 days of modern black history makers

After winning 52.9% of the vote in 2008, Barack Obama was sworn in as the…

By Safon Floyd

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First Lady Michelle Obama

Black History Month: Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

29 days of modern black history makers

Michelle Obama slays as the first African American first lady of the United States. Aside…

By Safon Floyd

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Top 10 States Where African Americans Are the Most Politically Engaged

Wisconsin and Mississippi among top 5; Rhode Island and Washington among bottom

A recent WalletHub analysis evaluated 48 states across six key metrics to find out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama Signs Africa Electricity Plan Into Law

Experts estimate that the full cost of the initiative is $835 billion

President Barack Obama has signed into law the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 which aims…

By Janell Hazelwood

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