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President Obama draws rock-star reactions at Howard University commencement

    President Obama draws rock-star reactions at Howard University commencement

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Saturday, May 7, is a day which will be forever be recalled in African-American history. On this date, the first African-American U.S. president delivered the commencement address at Howard University, largely considered the “Harvard” of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

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Residents mark historic address

    Residents mark historic address

Photo By Tevin Stinson Citizens thoughtfully listen to President Barack Obama deliver his final State of he Union address at a watch party hosted by the Urban League Young Professionals

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Obama summons Americans to compromise and change

    Obama summons Americans to compromise and change

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to begin choosing his successor, President Barack Obama is casting his seven divisive years as a time of positive change, implicitly asking voters to

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Local schools wait on instructions from state after Every Student Succeeds Act passed

    Local schools wait on instructions from state after Every Student Succeeds Act passed

By Tevin Stinson  The Chronicle It was a major moment in educational history last month when President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). But what

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Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act; law overhauls ‘No Child’

    Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act; law overhauls ‘No Child’

Photo by Cheriss May, Howard University News Service President Barack Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act. By JENNIFER C.

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Will Obama Be Acknowledged as a Transformative President?

    Will Obama Be Acknowledged as a Transformative President?

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As President Obama completes his second term, the political pundits are debating if

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Column: Restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Column: Restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965

In above photo: President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s hand as he hands him one of the

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Commentary: Black and African lives have always mattered in Castro’s Cuba

    Commentary: Black and African lives have always mattered in Castro’s Cuba

In above photo: The late Nelson Mandela (left) and Fidel Castro (right). (Submitted/AP Photo) Bill Turner, Guest Columnist “What’s it

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Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

    Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

In above photo: Julian Bond, Georgia state legislator, withdraws his name from consideration as a vice presidential candidate after it was

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Politicians are in the pulpit in Winston-Salem

    Politicians are in the pulpit in Winston-Salem

In photo above: The Rev. Derwin Montgomery delivers the morning sermon on Sunday July 5, at First Calvary Baptist Church,

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