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President Obama Shows Commitment to Education for African Americans

During a speech to the National Urban League yesterday, President Barack Obama announced plans to open an office specifically designed for African American students:

The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.

Obama is announcing his election-year initiative Wednesday night in a speech to the civil rights group the National Urban League as he seeks to rally black voters. Aides say his executive order, to be signed Thursday, will set a goal of producing “a more effective continuum” of programs for African-American students.

The president announced his election-year initiative, the first-ever White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, in remarks to the civil rights group National Urban League Convention Wednesday as he sought to rally black voters.

Aides told the Associated Press that the executive order, to be signed Thursday, will set a goal of producing “a more effective continuum” of programs for African-American students.

Read more at The Huffington Post.

Mr. Obama has often been criticized for the lack political intiatives specifically aimed at the betterment of blacks, some of his staunchest supporters.

Will this effort shut up some of his critics, if only temporarily?

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