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Chicago school named after President Obama


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:09 am April 25, 2014 A new selective enrollment high school slated to open in 2017 will be named after President Obama. The Barack Obama College Preparatory High School will enroll 1,200 students from all over the city. 

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Conservative candidate who called for Obama’s hanging gets visit from Secret Service

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:12 pm January 31, 2014 The GOP candidate who publicly called for President Obama to be hanged got a visit from the Secret Service. House candidate Joshua Black took to Twitter to voice his opinion on what should happen to the president a couple of weeks ago. 

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Obama will outline new plan to aide unemployed in State of the Union address

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:51 pm January 27, 2014 In tomorrow’s annual State of the Union address, President Obama is expected to outline details of an economic strategy to help those struggling with long-term unemployment. 

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Not One…Not Two…: LeBron James’ Message to Single Mothers

By Summer M. 9:00 am January 20, 2014 Last week, Beyonce garnered many of the headlines about this year’s The Shriver Report, an annual study about the state of women and girls in society today. Queen Bey’s brief essay both further solidified her position as a feminist and gave bloggers and pundits yet another opportunity to […]

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President Obama nominates black lesbian to 7th Circuit federal court

By BYP @blackyouthproj 5:23 pm January 16, 2014 For the first time in over twenty years and the first time during his presidency, President Obama will nominate a black lesbian for a federal judge position. Staci Michelle Yandle is President Obama’s pick to preside in the 7th Circuit federal court, which includes several Midwestern states. 

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First-time nonviolent drug offender sentenced to life among 8 pardoned by President

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:27 pm December 20, 2013 Clarence Aaron is one of 8 prisoners whose sentences were pardoned by President Obama on Thursday. Aaron is one of many first-time nonviolent drug offenders sentenced to life without parole. His story was widely used as a prime example of injustice within the prison system. 

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Privilege At Play in the Oval Office


By Mo Green 12:02 pm December 20, 2013 Obama has advocated more for the LGBTQ community than the black community. Why? Privilege…. When asked about targeted policy for the black community, Obama conveniently responded with “I am not the president of black America. I’m the president of America.” He added, “I want all Americans to […]

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President Obama Calls Woman Credited w/ Stopping Elementary School Gunman

President Obama has called Antoinette Tuff, the woman credited with disarming a gunman who terrorized a Georgia elementary school earlier this week. At the height of the crisis, Tuff cleverly built a rapport with gunman Brandon Hill, eventually convincing him to surrender peacefully to police. No one was injured.

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FLOTUS: Obama Presidency ‘Changes the Bar’ For Our Youth

During a recent interview, First Lady Michelle Obama said the Obama Presidency “changes the bar” for all of our youth, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality: “Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States.”

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President Obama Will Speak at March on Washington Anniversary Ceremony

President Obama is slated to speak at the upcoming ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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