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Our Issues: Interview with the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)

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AfroPunk recently sat down with Spelman alumnus and NBJC Programs and Outreach Associate Je-ShawnaWholley to discuss the founding of the organization, influencing policy, experiences of queer Black people on Historically Black College and University as well as predominantly white college campuses, and what “queer” looks like in a modern context.

By: Justin Allen, AFROPUNK Contributor | April 9, 2013 | AFROPUNK.com

President Obama Meets With Black Leaders

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The White House: The President met with African American leaders yesterday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to continue their dialogue on his plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there. The President reiterated his commitment to supporting policies that will directly impact those hardest hit by the economic crisis by making sure that America is a magnet for jobs, increasing access to job training programs, partnering with high-poverty communities to help them rebuild, and encouraging companies to invest in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The president also reiterated his call to reform education by expanding universal pre-K for every child as a way to significantly decrease the achievement gap.

The White House: The President met with African American leaders yesterday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to continue their dialogue on his plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there.

President Meets With African-American Leaders To Address Economic Concerns

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On Thursday, President Barack Obama met with African-American leaders across various organizations to discuss and address growing concerns regarding the economic crisis that continues to grip the country. With the release of “The President’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America” last week, Obama’s presence at the meeting was to hammer home some fine points of the plan as it relates to Black Americans.

On Thursday, President Barack Obama met with African-American leaders across various organizations to discuss and address growing concerns regarding the economic crisis that continues to grip the country. With the release of “The President’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America” last week, Obama’s presence at the meeting was to hammer home some fine points of the plan as it relates to Black Americans.

Obama Meets with African American Leaders

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President Obama dropped in on a meeting with African American leaders at the White House Thursday to discuss his "plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there," the White House said. Among the attendees were the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP president Ben Jealous, and Avis Jones-DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women.

President Obama dropped in on a meeting with African American leaders at the White House Thursday to discuss his "plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there," the White House said.

Among the attendees were the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP president Ben Jealous, and Avis Jones-DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women.

Here is the full readout from the White House: