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Obama Leaves Office to Record Job Growth

Barack Obama may be leaving office with his singular achievement in grave danger, but there is one accomplishment no one can take away from him: December 2016 finds his term ending with a record 75th straight month of job growth, according to CNN Money.

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U.S. Government Will Forgive at Least $108 Billion—Far More Than Expected—in Student Loan Debt

Many Americans are struggling to pay back their student loan debts—which are a burden financially as well as mentally. President Barack Obama and his administration are trying to help students out by forgiving some student loan debt, but a new study by the Government Accountability Office found that the program will cost taxpayers far more than expected.

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Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time

Something is dawning on us—it’s almost too soon for us to admit, but it’s there, a half-considered thought only now blooming in our brains. Maybe we dismiss it with one of those quick cognitive fly swats. Nah, too early to sayor I hate that guy. But the truth is coming, and it sounds like this: Barack Obama will be inducted into the league of Great Presidents.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens Its Doors in D.C.

Today marks the official opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Located in Washington, D.C., it is now the only museum in the US that’s main emphasis is African-American culture, life and history. The grand opening will be brought forth by a three day festival event which will feature the likes of Angela Bassett and Robert De Niro reciting the works of black poets and historians in addition to musical performances via Stevie Wonder and Patti Labelle.

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How Chance the Rapper’s Life Became Perfect

Just after July 4, ESPN called up Chance the Rapper and asked if he would perform a song at the ESPYs, in tribute to Muhammad Ali. Maybe “Blessings,” from Coloring Book, the ecstatic mixtape Chance released for free this spring, turning him into a guy who regularly gets these kinds of calls. “Blessings”—man. Chance is 23 years old, but most of us will go our entire lives without approaching anything close to whatever sacred frequency he channeled to write this song. It’s about falling in love and becoming a father. It’s about God.

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Samuel L Jackson: ‘I was a drug addict, out of my mind, but I showed up on time and hit my marks’

Everyone thinks Samuel L Jackson is about 15 years younger than he really is. It’s the hair, probably, or the absence of it. I think we’ve all come to accept that Jackson keeps a rotating carousel of different movie wigs somewhere at home, and that none of his movie hair is ever real. No steady progression from dark to grey to white means the ageing process seems almost to have halted itself, and the man before me today, shaven-headed, tall, enviably lean and energetic, talkative and affable, could pass for a fit 45-year-old. Except he’s 67.

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Obama Urges Howard Graduates To ‘Be Confident In Your Blackness’

President Barack Obama urged Howard University’s class of 2016 on Saturday to “be confident in [their] blackness” and continue past generations’ work to improve the lives of African Americans in the U.S.

After opening his address on the progress African Americans have made, Obama spent a good portion of his speech discussing the importance of being black and the challenges facing graduates of Howard, one the country’s historically black universities.

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