Obamas Step Up with Personal Donation Pledge

The people of Chicago’s South Side will benefit from the generosity of Barack and Michelle Obama. The former president and first lady announced that they will donate $2 million to summer jobs programs for the youth of Chicago. At an event at the South Shore Cultural Center, Barack Obama said, “One of the things that … Continued

Obama Returns to Public Stage With Major Speech, Initiatives

Barack Obama returned to Chicago yesterday. The former president’s visit is the first part of his return to public life. Tonight, Obama will make his first public speech since leaving the White House. The University of Chicago is hosting the event, which will bring Obama together with students from multiple area colleges and universities for … Continued

UN Investigates Standing Rock Abuse Allegations; Obama Examines Reroute Option

The standoff between First Americans and authorities at Standing Rock took on international dimensions as UN human rights investigation teams and foreign press representatives arrived to examine charges of mistreatment of protesters by local police. A representative of the UN’s permanent forum on indigenous issues, an advisory group, has been collecting testimony from protesters who have raised … Continued



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