President Obama and the African American Community

“This dream of equality and fairness has never come easily—but it has always been sustained by the belief that in America, change is possible. Today, because of that hope, coupled with the hard and painstaking labor of Americans sung and unsung, we live in a moment when the dream of equal opportunity is within reach for people of every color and creed.” – President Barack Obama, National African American History Month Proclamation, 2013

President Barack Obama talks with students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

Since his first day in office, President Obama has been working to secure the future prosperity of the African American Community through efforts such as increasing access to health care, creating jobs, revitalizing schools, and the development of targeted job creating investments in underserved communities. While much more needs to be done, we are making progress. This site is a tool for you to learn about how the President’s Agenda is helping to win the future among African-American Communities.

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White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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