“This dream of equality and fairness has never come easily—but it has always been sustained by the belief that in America, change is possible. Today, because of that hope, coupled with the hard and painstaking labor of Americans sung and unsung, we live in a moment when the dream of equal opportunity is within reach for people of every color and creed.” – President Barack Obama, National African American History Month Proclamation, 2013
We're hosting the first-ever "edit-a-thon" here at the White House as part of our celebration of Black History Month.
The White House and Essence Magazine co-host a special panel discussion in celebration of Black History Month and the women of the Civil Rights Movement.
Almost a full year from the launch of My Brother's Keeper, the White House hosts the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge National Convening.
Like the civil rights leaders who came before them, students and teachers in Ferguson, Missouri see education as an important means of addressing inequities and injustices.
Attorney General Eric Holder visits the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club, where he spoke with a small group of local teenagers and a number of courageous police officers and academy recruits from the San Francisco Police Department.
Since his first day in office, President Obama has been working to secure the future prosperity of the African American Community through efforts such as increasing access to health care, creating jobs, revitalizing schools, and the development of targeted job creating investments in underserved communities. While much more needs to be done, we are making progress. This site is a tool for you to learn about how the President’s Agenda is helping to win the future among African-American Communities.
The American Jobs Act
Pathways to Opportunity