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Black Owned Construction Firms Hired for $300 Million Obama Foundation Project

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Three Black owned construction firms joined forces to form the Presidential Partners consortium. It has recently been announced that this new joint venture will take the lead on the $300 million construction of the Obama Presidential Center. The Presidential Partners consortium of Powers & Sons Construction, UJAMAA Construction, Brown & Momen, and Safeway Construction. These…

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Amy Sherald to paint Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait

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Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004 and just joined the faculty there, has been commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to paint the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama. New York-based Kehinde Wiley will paint the official portrait of President Barack Obama. The paintings…

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Obama taps Chicago pro to handle his Finances – CRAIN

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Now that he doesn’t have to try to balance the federal budget, former President Barack Obama is getting his family’s financial house in order. He’s tapped a Chicago professional to help him with the task, taking E. “Robbie” Robinson Jr. away from Chicago investment titan BDT Capital Partners, LLC (BDT) for just a year, until…

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