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Obama makes first visit to Kenya since leaving office in support of sister’s foundation | The Independent Mr Obama helped promote the launch of his half-sister's new sports, training and vocational centre in Kenya">Obama makes first visit to Kenya since leaving office in support of sister’s foundation | The Independent Mr Obama helped promote the launch of his half-sister's new sports, training and vocational centre in Kenya

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Mr Obama helped promote the launch of his half-sister's new sports, training and vocational centre in Kenya.
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Obama Doesn’t Owe This Country Sh*t | The Root Barack Obama is not your Magical Negro. I know y’all want him to be, but you have to give the man a break. He just got out of one of the most abusive eight-year relationships imaginable. I’m sure he needs some time to decompress.">Obama Doesn’t Owe This Country Sh*t | The Root Barack Obama is not your Magical Negro. I know y’all want him to be, but you have to give the man a break. He just got out of one of the most abusive eight-year relationships imaginable. I’m sure he needs some time to decompress.

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Barack Obama is not your Magical Negro. I know y’all want him to be, but you have to give the man a break. He just got out of one of the most abusive eight-year relationships imaginable. I’m sure he needs some time to decompress.
Obama Doesn’t Owe This Country Sh*t | The Root Barack Obama is not your Magical Negro. I know y’all want him to be, but you have to give the man a break. He just got out of one of the most abusive eight-year relationships imaginable. I’m sure he needs some time to decompress." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Michelle Obama to release memoir in November | The Washington Post NEW YORK — Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.">Michelle Obama to release memoir in November | The Washington Post NEW YORK — Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.

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NEW YORK — Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.
Michelle Obama to release memoir in November | The Washington Post NEW YORK — Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Black Construction Companies Working on $350 Million Obama Presidential Center | The Grio Now that Barack Obama is out of the White House, he’s making a statement on support for Black businesses with a huge deal for the Obama Presidential Center.">Black Construction Companies Working on $350 Million Obama Presidential Center | The Grio Now that Barack Obama is out of the White House, he’s making a statement on support for Black businesses with a huge deal for the Obama Presidential Center.

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Now that Barack Obama is out of the White House, he’s making a statement on support for Black businesses with a huge deal for the Obama Presidential Center.
Black Construction Companies Working on $350 Million Obama Presidential Center | The Grio Now that Barack Obama is out of the White House, he’s making a statement on support for Black businesses with a huge deal for the Obama Presidential Center." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

The Making of a Black President In his January/February 2017 cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores President Barack Obama’s journey to the White House.">The Making of a Black President In his January/February 2017 cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores President Barack Obama’s journey to the White House.

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In his January/Febrary 2017 cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores President Barack Obama’s journey to the White House.
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The Problem With Obama’s Faith in White America – The Atlantic The president’s optimism about race blinded him to the pervasiveness and stubborn persistence of racism.">The Problem With Obama’s Faith in White America – The Atlantic The president’s optimism about race blinded him to the pervasiveness and stubborn persistence of racism.

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The president’s optimism about race blinded him to the pervasiveness and stubborn persistence of racism.
The Problem With Obama’s Faith in White America – The Atlantic The president’s optimism about race blinded him to the pervasiveness and stubborn persistence of racism." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

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How did Barack Obama symbolise a change for the African-American communities of Washington DC?


The candidacy of Barack Obama made race a central factor in the presidential campaign 2008. From the time of slavery, African-Americans have been one of the most disenfranchised groups in the US.

For the same work, African-Americans may earn half as much as white Americans. They’re more likely to get convicted and receive harsher sentences for the same crimes.

Despite this grim reality, there is a new generation of African-American students on the rise. Obama’s speeches inspire them and the prospect of seeing the first African-American elected president of the US galvanises them.

We follow two African-American teenagers in Washington DC embracing Barack Obama’s example who refuse to let race be an obstacle to their aspirations. It is their voice and they feel it is their time.

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Race: Generation Change [Video]