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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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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, 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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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$1.8 Billion: President Obama Requesting Funding to Combat Zika Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put emergency operations center on a 'Level 1' alert

President Obama will request approval for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black History at Home and Abroad: 13 Leaders Whose Impact Went Global

These historymakers have crossed borders, expanded their reach and legacies

February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada. These global…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Computer Science Is Coming to a School Near You

President Obama pledges $4 billion in funding

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and computer science. That’s the gist of the president’s remarks about how…

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Could Year-Round Pell Grants Make a Comeback?

$300 bonus incentive for those taking 15 credits or more

Currently, low-income students who attend college full-time and receive Pell Grants often run through the…

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Obama Was the Best President Technology Could Have Ever Wanted

The tech industry will miss Obama when he's gone

Obama’s elevation of technology as national interest has been a hallmark of his presidency since…

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