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Macire Aribot is a native Atlantan and who is passionate about policy advocacy and poverty reduction. The Mercer University senior is on track to graduate in May 2020 with bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and global development studies. During her undergraduate years, Aribot served several organizations in leadership capacities and became a member of Alpha…

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Valerie Jarrett, adviser to the Obama administration and civic leader, will address more than 490 graduates of the Spelman College class of 2017 and their families at the college’s 130th commencement ceremony Sunday, May 21, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. Jarrett will also receive the National Community Service Award. Jarrett, the longest-serving…

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As arguably pop music’s biggest introvert and hermit, Frank Ocean usually doesn’t make it a point to share his opinion on world events with the public, choosing only to make public statements on the rarest of occasions about issues that move him. Well, clearly President Donald Trump’s inauguration yesterday was enough to move the enigmatic…

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Last night, I was in the room at McCormick Place in Chicago with thousands of others as we said farewell to our president. Like Oprah’s “aha” moment, those who have volunteered or worked in some capacity with President Obama’s political campaigns over the years have their own Obama journey story. For me, I’ve had the…

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President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago at McCormick Place on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST. Here’s the complete transcript. OBAMA: Hello Chicago! (APPLAUSE) It’s good to be home! (APPLAUSE) Thank you, everybody! (APPLAUSE) Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you so much, thank you. Thank…

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America has experienced great progress both domestically and globally during President Barack Obama’s eight-year tenure in the White House. Under his leadership, citizens have witnessed the passing of health care reform, employment opportunities triple, the expansion of hate crime protection, the end of the Iraq War and many more societal advancements. Obama gave this country hope, but its…

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On Jan. 20, President Barack Obama and his family are leaving the White House and moving into an 8,200 square-foot home in Washington, D.C., just two miles away. The 5.3 million-dollar mansion is located in Kalorama, one of Washington, D.C.’s toniest neighborhoods. The property was once owned by Joe Lockhart, who served as White House…

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Clergy and immigrant justice advocates with the PICO National Network, a collection of 45 groups in 150 U.S. cities and towns committed to changing the world through faith, joined a dozen national faith, labor and community organizations today, calling on President Obama’s administration to protect vulnerable families by pardoning undocumented immigrants and people with nonviolent,…

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It seems like the entire nation has been talking nonstop for weeks about the controversy surrounding new laws and regulations that either support equal bathroom access rights for transgender citizens or strips them away. Although some states have now outlawed trans access rights, new reports claim that President Barack Obama and his administration are planning to push for pro-trans…

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President Obama took a number of pointed jabs at presidential hopeful Donald Trump, during his final White House Corespondents’ Dinner speech. After pretending to conclude his eighth and final White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech, Obama smiled, telling guests (including Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr., and their wives) “You know I’m going to talk about Trump.…

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One big-hearted rapper has been honored by the president for his volunteer work in his Houston community. Lil Keke, whose real name is Marcus Edward, received a the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama at the Exclusive Palace Hall on Friday, April 29 for his volunteer work with USNC for UN Women Houston. The influential…

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Nothing makes a parent prouder than to see their child overcome a great obstacle. One of those moments is best captured when witnessing a child succeed in academia. While many parents have the chance to experience such an occasion, it’s oftentimes magnified if the scholar is a celebrity spawn. A celebrity kid’s academic career often…

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President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 federal inmates Wednesday as a part of his ongoing effort to grant clemency to those harshly sentenced during the war on drugs era. Obama wrote a letter to the inmates, one-third of whom were serving life sentences, according to The Washington Post. “The power to grant pardons…

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