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Obama urges new 'black ambition'.

Summary: President Barack Obama has urged young black Americans to have bigger dreams than becoming rap or football stars.

President Barack Obama has urged young black Americans to have bigger dreams than becoming rap or football stars.

Mr Obama said parents need to force their children to set aside the video games See video game console.  and get to bed at a reasonable hour.

He also called on them to set their sights beyond the typical black role models.

He said: "Education is the path to a better future. Our kids can't all aspire to be the next LeBron or Lil Wayne.

"I want them aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors and teachers, not just ballers and rappers.

"I want them aspiring to be a Supreme Court justice. I want them aspiring to be president of the United States The head of the Executive Branch, one of the three branches of the federal government.

The U.S. Constitution sets relatively strict requirements about who may serve as president and for how long.
," he said.

Mr Obama was speaking at the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), organization composed mainly of American blacks, but with many white members, whose goal is the end of racial discrimination and segregation.  (NAACP NAACP
 in full National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Oldest and largest U.S. civil rights organization. It was founded in 1909 to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality for African Americans; W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B.
), the country's oldest civil rights group.

He called on people to recapture the spirit of the civil rights movement of a half century ago to tackle problems that have struck African-Americans disproportionately such as unemployment, and HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. .

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