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News brief: Obama Presidential Center

by Mary C. Piemonte

In an outgoing public announcement on Jan. 20, 2017, former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle shared this video talking about their new foundation that  would be more than a library or museum for  American citizenship participation.
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News brief: New U.S. Bill to Tackle Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic

by Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. President Barack Obama recently signed the new 21st Century Cures Act, the last bill signed into law under his administration. The legislation aims to combat the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic that is “ripping apart families and communities.”
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President Obama talks to Hip Hop Artist about Opioid Addiction in America


By Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. President Barack Obama discussed  the opioid addiction epidemic in America with Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Macklemore  during his weekly address on May 14, 2016.

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President Obama on Criminal Justice Reform

by Mary C. Piemonte

Our country continues to faces “a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities,” according to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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President Obama’s Recent Report on Prison Reform

News brief: by Mary C. Piemonte

“Our nation is being robbed of men and women who could be workers and taxpayers, could be more actively involved in their children’s lives, could be role models, could be community leaders, and right now they’re locked up for a non-violent offense.” All because, “our criminal justice system isn’t as smart as it should be” according to President Barack Obama in remarks he made in his address at the NAACP’s 106th national convention on July 14, 2015.

And the he added that “mass incarceration makes our entire country worse off, and we need to do something about it.

Listen to his full remarks in this White House video of him “outlining the unfairness in much of our criminal justice system, and highlighting ideas of reform, the reasons why we need to reform America’s criminal justice system, and why we need to invest in our communities and expand opportunity for all Americans while keeping Americans safe and secure.”

Click here for the President’s full written remarks.