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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Michelle Obama Releases Rap Video Encouraging Kids to Go to College

"FLOTUS on the track"

Michelle Obama releases music video alongside SNL’s Jay Pharoah to encourage kids to go to…

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13th Amendment Anniversary: President Obama Discusses Bigotry Today

Nod at Trump's anti-Muslim comments inferred but White House confirms it's not direct response

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment, and President Obama spoke at a…

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Despite Efforts, College Graduation Rates Continue to Fall

150,000 students who entered college in 2009 never got their degrees

College graduation rates are dropping at an accelerated rate, in spite of robust national efforts…

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President Obama Pledges $118 Million to Help Girls and Women of Color

Research institutions partnering with White House to address education and career development issues

Five-year funding initiative called Prosperity Together devotes funds to low-income women with more from the…

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Obama on Black Lives Matter: “We As a Society, Particularly Given Our History, Have to Take This Seriously”

POTUS says concerns of activists are legitimate issues we have to addresss

President Obama opens up about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and the…

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Joe Biden Passes Up 2016 Presidential Run

Vice president says the window for a successful campaign has closed

With his wife, Jill Biden, and President Barack Obama by his side, the vice president…

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Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Civil Rights legend states, "Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be president of the United States."

Lewis’ support is extremely important for Clinton’s campaign. The congressman stated, “I know her heart.…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

Duncan will be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Education John B. Kings, Jr.

White House confirms Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December.

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New College Scorecard Takes the Guesswork Out of Picking a School

See college graduation rates, average annual costs and more

The College Scorecard is a dataset that gives prospective college students access to information that…

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President Obama Nominates Congresswoman Barbara Lee for UN General Assembly

Senior Democratic Whip seeks to "foster stronger ties, deeper bonds and a renewed commitment "

President Obama announced his nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee to serve as a Representative of…

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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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