“We are better than this” – President Obama

“We are better than this” – President Obama

  I know we’ve been on a long flight, but given the extraordinary interest in the shootings that took place in Louisiana and Minnesota, I thought it would be important for me to address all of you directly. And I want to begin by expressing my condolences for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando […]

I became a lawyer to fight injustice – Emmanuel Olawale

I became a lawyer to fight injustice – Emmanuel Olawale

In 1997, Emmanuel Olawale left the shores of Nigeria, West Africa for the United States of America.After graduating with Honors from the City University of New York, College of Staten Island with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Communication, Media studies and Journalism, Olawale headed for Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio in 2002 […]

I’ve lived with the people I want to represent – Mayo Makinde

I’ve lived with the people I want to represent – Mayo Makinde

  Leading candidate for the Democratic Party primary for the Ohio State House of Assembly District 25, Mayo Makinde was born in Columbus, Ohio about 36years ago to two immigrants – Nigerian Americans – who came to the United States in search of a higher education. The parents went to The Ohio State University with […]

Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility – Barack Obama

Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility – Barack Obama

By BARACK OBAMA THE epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American people. Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Suicides. Domestic violence. Gang shootouts. Accidents. Hundreds of thousands […]

“What Canada is all about” – PM Trudeau

“What Canada is all about” – PM Trudeau

  “You are home. Welcome home.” These were the words that greeted 163 Syrian refugees after they landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport late at night on Thursday, December 10. For these families and individuals, immigration to Canada is both the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new life. The warm […]

Immigration is our origin story

Immigration is our origin story

By President Barack Obama December 15, 2015 Well, good morning, everybody.  Thank you Deputy Secretary Mayorkas, Judge Roberts, and Director Rodriguez.  Thank you to our Archivist, David Ferriero, and everyone at the National Archives for hosting us here today in this spectacular setting.And to my fellow Americans, our newest citizens — I’m so excited.   You […]

The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students

The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students

Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective, banning them from receiving government aid. In recent years, though, some undocumented students have stumbled upon a little-known, nonprofit online university that doesn’t charge tuition and doesn’t care about students’ legal status. University of the People certainly […]