WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he plans to invite civic leaders to Chicago next month to exchange ideas and plan ways to solve some of the world’s common problems.

The inaugural Obama Foundation leadership summit “will be a place to gather and learn from one another, and then go back to your communities to lead others in the hard work of change,” Obama said in a video and email released to supporters.

The former president said he expects the summit, which will be Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, to bring hundreds of leaders from around the world.

The summit will be the beginning of several activities the foundation is planning, Obama said. “In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll be kicking off more initiatives and opportunities for people like you to get involved with the Obama Foundation’s mission,” he said. “That mission is simple: We want to inspire and empower people to change the world.”

One of the new projects is an Obama Foundation fellowship “to support and elevate outstanding civic innovators – individuals from around the world who are working with their fellow citizens to tackle big challenges,” Obama said in the email. Another project will be “training days,” which he said will “teach young people how to put civics into action where they live.”

Other projects are in the works, including the merging of Obama’s signature My Brother’s Keeper Alliance program fully into the Obama Foundation.

“This is only the beginning. Our programs will grow as we continue to listen and learn,” said David Simas, the foundation’s CEO.

While staying out of the public’s eye for much of his post-presidency, Obama has re-emerged in the last few days. He surprised students at a Washington, D.C. high school on Friday, and will attend a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee on Sept. 27, only the second time he’s publicly raised money for his party since leaving the White House.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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30 thoughts on “Obama To Bring Civic Leaders To Chicago In October

  1. Hey fake ass Larry, why don’t you give us the data on our blk community, since you’re the fake expert. Never mind, we’ve heard your shit before. Go sprew that shit on BriteFart news.

  2. …, By Their Own Rules

    America’s Corporate Game, which is Capitalism where everyone has to play by Their rules that keeps changing, is the American Economic Operating System.

    If you are not aware of the “The Game” or you haven’t played “The Game” as a kid, then this may explain why you / we have just been Consumers.

    We all know that like Laws, rules aren’t always applied equally, but for the most part the majority of Americans have to deal with some of the same disadvantages in placed by the Wealthy.

    The Real Wealthy, who control the land and the water sources making it even more difficult for those willing to live humbly, they created “The Game.” Their CEO’s playing the game know to first control all of the utilities: transportation, power, water, communication, then gather up all prime real-estate, have money to pay their taxes, and to stay out of jail.

    Imagine playing “The Game” at the dinning room table and your father and family members are the Captains of Industry, you literally would have insiders information on exactly how the real game is controlled not played, because it really isn’t just a game, it is an economic survival plan.

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  3. Oma Tekoa on said:

    What a waste of time and opportunity! This Obama guy had a great opportunity to better the lots of black folks for 8 long years. He did NOTHING for us. He did great for gay rights and trannies though. Chicago’s got the highest murder rate and Obama lives in DC far from it all with a $60m book deal and a heavy pension and private jet as an ex-president. What really can he offer us? He is just full of bulls***. Talks a lot of sweet stuff but would leave you with nothing, he is the con from Chicago, a monumental failure and a crying shame.

    • What Obama did, he left the State of the Union in better shape, than he inherited.

      The character of President Obama’s efforts has done so much toward the empowerment of our Black Family. The System perpetrates that Black Men are not to be trusted, with President Obama it has been two steps forward, it takes two steps to stand erect.

      Obama’s image to the World, if given the opportunity, that We can achieve to the highest levels of their System.

      • Dr. Larry on said:

        Ivan can you provide data to back up your claims please? Black homeownership? Quality of schools, black graduation rates? Economic growth over the last 8 years? Urban crime statistics? Black household income? On every level; in every category; black Americans faced setbacks under our first black president. Stop lying to yourself and your family, you are doing everyone a disservice.

  4. There is a fake Guest on this post who sides with the fake one. Damn, whitey, always stealing, People can’t have shit b/c of your cowardly ass, even screen names. You can have it. I’m Guest1.

    • Wait, wait, I know the answer to this. He gave the people of Chicago free iPhones, tripled the welfare roles, decreased black homeownership, lowered education standards, and successfully oversaw Cash for Clunkers. This mo-fo pulled in 6 large$ for my 77′ Pinto station wagon. So what you got to say now bitch?

      • specialt757 on said:

        damn sounds like you have a serious hard-on for our former prez. I don’t think he’s into men, but you could benefit from some counseling.

    • He also caused the racists to come out of the wooodwork and they elected a racist, narcissistic, mysognistic, old white Buffon, who doesn’t have a clue what the hell he’s doing.

      • specialt757 on said:

        Here you go again, being jealous of President Obama. Again I’m sorry, Prez O, doesn’t like men, especially ones who live between trump’s thighs, he’s just not into you, stop hating.

    • Dr. Larry on said:

      What did your savior do to improve the 3rd world conditions in his own town if Chicago Specialt? I’ll wait for a mature, thoughtful answer, but I see that vulgarities are all you have to offer.

      • specialt757 on said:

        “Vulgarities” surely you’re kidding. I’ll answer your question when you answer the ones I’ve had for you, the ones in which you ignore completely.

      • Dr. Larry on said:

        I guess in your world vulgarity is relative. I guess this is normal conversation where you come form: ” Prez O, doesn’t like men, especially ones who live between trump’s thighs, he’s just not into you, stop hating.”

      • specialt757 on said:

        @fake doc, vulgarities are not a part of my normal conversations, just like intelligent and educated responses are not a part of yours.

    • Carla tatum on said:

      You have had the power all your pathetic life to empower yourself what have you done in your community??? Have you done ANYTHING to make it better?? Oh I forgot you expected President Obama to solve all of your problems? What about your community are you doing a damn thing? Is trump helping you personally? You stupid and ignorant all at the same time poof be gone

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