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Official Date Announced for Renaming One of Los Angeles’ Most Iconic Streets After America’s 44th President
April 23, 2019
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has announced that on Saturday,May 4, the City of Los Angeles will officially unveil Obama Boulevard in honor of America’s 44th President of the United States of America. ... read more »
Former President Barack Obama Sends Heartfelt Message Regarding the Burning of Notre Dame
April 15, 2019
The world is reacting with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As the flames tore through the 12th-century cathedral, ... read more »
Donna Brazile Trying “A New Lane” by Joining Fox News
March 29, 2019
In an op-ed article on FoxNews.com, Brazile wrote that she hoped to improve the tenor of political debate. “Will I agree with my fellow commentators at Fox News? Probably not. But I will listen,” Brazile wrote. ... read more »
Barack Obama’s March Madness Picks
March 21, 2019
It’s time for the Big Dance—and President Obama is ready. Check out his brackets for the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Championship below. ... read more »
Success in the Cards for Magician Derek Lee
February 21, 2019
A former government employee who decided he wanted to work for himself, the Philadelphia-born DerekLee has turned into a remarkable showman who’s perfected his craft, making him a modern master of his trade. ... read more »
WATCH: President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Kick off My Brother’s Keeper Summit in Oakland
February 20, 2019
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. ... read more »
A Dream Deferred — Is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Just Another Elusive Dream?
February 7, 2019
In 1951, Langston Hughes laid bare the anxious aspirations of millions of Black people in America with his poem, “A Dream Deferred.” In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded America of the promissory note written to its citizens guaranteeing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, in his “I Have a Dream” speech. ... read more »
Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Run for the White House 
February 7, 2019
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind, where parents can put food on the table. Where there are good paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood. Where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins. Where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” said Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, during a video announcing his bid for President of the United States. ... read more »
Stephen Curry, John Legend To Join President Obama at My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s First National Gathering in Oakland
February 5, 2019
Curry / Obama / Legend CHICAGO, IL — The Obama Foundation announced that Stephen Curry and John Legend are among the speakers joining President Obama for the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper’s Alliance first national convening in Oakland, ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Cigars and Whiskey – America’s Oldest Veteran, Richard
January 3, 2019
He was there at Pearl Harbor, when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said, ‘I only got out of there by the grace of God said former President Barack Obama in 2013 during a Veterans Day ceremony honoring Overton at Arlington National Cemetery. ... read more »
Barack Obama Releases his Favorite Songs, Books and Movies of 2018
December 31, 2018
Former President Barack Obama continues his tradition that he started in the Whitehouse, sharing his yearly best of in song, movies and literature. ... read more »
Gallup Poll Names Barack and Michelle Obama Most Admired Man and Woman of 2018
December 29, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the first time in 17 years, a woman other than Hillary Clinton has been named by Americans as the woman they admire most. ... read more »
Is Continuing Injustice Grounds A Call for Arms?
December 27, 2018
Black Lives have always mattered but Black people do not always act like it. Most Blacks know racism still exists but are conditioned to feel inferior to whites and often become complicit in their own oppression. I write about this periodically, because Blacks’ collective silence reinforces the barriers to their own wellbeing. While high-profile cases grab headlines and heartstrings, temporarily, other less heralded, but equally egregious, ongoing atrocities against Black people have become a crippling norm. (Public education’s failure to educate Black students and Black homeowners disproportionately suffering foreclosures as a result of the economic meltdowns, for example, are in some ways just as egregious as high profile cases of police killing unarmed Black men and boys. ... read more »
Trump Administration Forced to Forgive $150M in Student Loans
December 27, 2018
After a more than year-long delay, the U.S. Department of Education will cancel $150 million in debt owed by defrauded students, the agency announced Dec. 13. ... read more »
Former President Barack Obama Plays Santa for Children National Hospital in DC
December 19, 2018
Former president Barack Obama made a surprise visit at Children’s National hospital in Washington, D.C. and handed out gifts to kids. ... read more »
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