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Jocelyn Frye and Michele L. Jawando: Leveraging the Power of Black Women

On the eve of the 2016 presidential election, pundits and political watchers opined on whether the Obama coalition—the multiracial, multiethnic, cross-class coalition made up of African Americans, Latinos, women, young people, … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Barack Obama: What My Mother Taught Me About Love

She sighed, running her hands through her hair. “We were so young, you know. I was younger than you are now. He was only a few years older than that…” … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Joshua Dubois: What the President secretly did at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Below is an excerpt from The President’s Devotional by Joshua Dubois, the former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He’s recounting events that occurred Sunday, December … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · 1,305 Comments