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Obamas to Produce Slate of Films for Netflix | The Washington Informer

WI Web Staff, The Washington Informer Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois in 2017. (Jim Young/AFP/Getty Images), Featured Image President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions is producing for release on Netflix a feature film adaptation of author and Pulitzer Prize winner David W. Blight’s “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.” Douglass, who died in 1895, escaped slavery and became a leading abolitionist, formative writer, stirring orator, statesman and photography theorist. “We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That’s why we couldn’t […]

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Chicago food bank gets hand from Barack Obama with Thanksgiving prep | USA Today Former President Barack Obama popped in to visit volunteers at a Chicago food bank on Tuesday, helping out as the charity prepares to feed people in need on Thanksgiving.

Former President Barack Obama popped in to visit volunteers at a Chicago food bank on Tuesday, helping out as the charity prepares to feed people in need on Thanksgiving.

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As Obama Presidential Center comes closer to reality, tensions on race, class surface | Chicago Tribune The Obama Foundation’s plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park have sparked a complicated, and at times emotional, conversation about race, class, segregation, privilege and power on the South Side.

The Obama Foundation’s plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park have sparked a complicated, and at times emotional, conversation about race, class, segregation, privilege and power on the South Side.

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Kehinde Wiley on Painting the Powerless. And a President. | The New York Times LONDON — Early next year, a portrait of Barack Obama will go up on the walls of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, produced by an artist who was chosen by Mr. Obama himself in the closing months of his presidency.

LONDON — Early next year, a portrait of Barack Obama will go up on the walls of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, produced by an artist who was chosen by Mr. Obama himself in the closing months of his presidency.

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Michelle Obama Says Racist Attacks She Faced as First Lady ‘Cut the Deepest’ | The Root Former first lady Michelle Obama was a breath of fresh air Tuesday at a live armchair conversation with the Women’s Foundation of Colorado President Lauren Casteel in Denver. Poised and graceful as always, Obama still touched on some tough topics and spoke out frankly about the hurt she felt from the racist attacks she received while in the White House.

Former first lady Michelle Obama was a breath of fresh air Tuesday at a live armchair conversation with the Women’s Foundation of Colorado President Lauren Casteel in Denver. Poised and graceful as always, Obama still touched on some tough topics and spoke out frankly about the hurt she felt from the racist attacks she received while in the White House.

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