“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
President Obama signs an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and announces the members of the new task force.
Attorney General Eric Holder travels to Memphis and holds a roundtable discussion on improving the relationship between the city's people of color and local law enforcement.
Attorney General Eric Holder sends a message to the White House email list, giving an update on the Administration's next steps following the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The President's new three-year, $263 million Community Policing Initiative investment package expands programs within his FY 2015 Budget, and builds on them by adding more resources to help integrate the federal government with state and local law enforcement to build and sustain trust between communities and those who serve and protect these communities.
The Administration announces next steps that we’re taking to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities that they are obligated to protect and serve.
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