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Michelle Obama Joins Voter Registration Drive for the Midterms
August 9, 2018
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in a video along with celebrities Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Lin-Manuel Miranda to encourage people to register and vote. ... read more »
Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
United State of Women Summit Shines Spotlight on Black Women 
May 10, 2018
The United States of Women is an initiative started under the Obama Administration which is designed for any woman who sees the need for a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it.  ... read more »
U.S. Opens New Chapter In Sudan Relations, Lifting Sanctions
October 11, 2017
Antagonism towards Israel has since cooled and diplomatic channels between the two former enemies have reportedly opened. ... read more »
Over 80% of the Nation Would Prefer to REPAIR & MODIFY Obamacare 
July 6, 2017
From the House to the Senate, Republicans plow forward with their Healthcare plans to “repeal and replace” while over 80% of the nation and Democrat leaders prefer to “repair and modify”.  ... read more »
To Be Equal: Assessing President Obama’s Impact and Legacy
January 18, 2017
President Obama Earns “Excellent” Rating from the National Urban League ... read more »
White House “Roundtable on Diversity, Youth, and the Outdoors” to Include Compton Mayor Aja Brown
December 8, 2016
Compton and Alaska Native youth leaders will join Compton Mayor Aja Brown and the First Lady of Washington State, Trudi Inslee at the White House Roosevelt Room on Thursday, December 8 as featured participants in the Roundtable on Diversity, Youth & the Outdoors. ... read more »
African American Mayors Association Urges President Obama to Prioritize Clemency During the Remainder of His Term
November 23, 2016
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Mayor of Baltimore and the head of the African American Mayors Association clemency initiative, issued the following statement in light of AAMA submitting a letter to the President highlighting a priority list of clemency applications ... read more »
Leaders and Advocates Push For Federal Promise Zone Designation to Improve South Los Angeles
March 2, 2016
South Los Angeles was bypassed as a Promise Zone designee in 2014, leading to significant disappointment and a new commitment not to have this community left out again. A collaboration of leaders and advocates came together to develop a thorough and compelling application for the latest round of designations as part of the Obama Administration’s Promise Zone Initiative. ... read more »
College aid: Obama to extend Pell grants to some HS students
November 4, 2015
Thousands of low-income students will be eligible for federal Pell grant money to take college courses while still in high school. The opportunity is part of an experimental program announced on October 30 by the Obama administration. ... read more »
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