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Posted byon September 12, 2012 at 3:30 PM EDT
Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's "Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort," when the young president shifted our efforts in space from low to high gear. In proclaiming, "We choose to go to the moon," Kennedy propelled our space program to the forefront of American culture and consciousness, galvanizing an historic effort on which we continue to build today.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM EDT
President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Biden observe the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM EDT
Dana Harvey is the Executive Director of Mandela MarketPlace, a community-directed and community-owned local food system that includes a cooperative grocery retail, local produce distribution center, produce service for corner markets, network of urban production farms and a youth leadership program that is a model for other communities. With the grocery stores, Mandela MarketPlace promotes healthy and locally produced foods, and provides jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to residents who otherwise may not have a chance to own a business.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT
With diabetes and childhood obesity rising in Native American communities and nationally, Terrol Johnson strives to reverse this by providing access to healthy, affordable and culturally-appropriate foods.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM EDT
In December of 2003, Dr. June Henton and her colleagues launched "Auburn's War on Hunger," in partnership with the UN World Food Programme. Soon after, the program launched a higher education movement throughout the country and world, known as Universities Fighting World Hunger.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM EDT
After completing his service as U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Kenneth M. Quinn returned home to Iowa to lead the World Food Prize Foundation. Fueled by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s legacy, Kenneth strives to eradicate hunger and poverty through the World Food Prize recognition, inspiring Nobel-like achievement.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM EDT
Eight years ago, Rev. Sally Allocca and a group of committed neighborhood and church volunteers created Promoting Empowerment and Enrichment Resources (P.E.E.R., Inc.). The group began listening to the voices of the people in the neighborhood, and eventually P.E.E.R., Inc. started providing access to fresh, healthy food as a resource and connecting point to everyone in the community.
Posted byon September 10, 2012 at 5:41 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation commemorates September 11, as the FAA's Washington Metroplex Team names two arrival sequences to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to honor those who died that day and those who served our country from that day forward.
Posted byon September 7, 2012 at 4:35 PM EDT
Here's a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon September 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM EDT
A collection of past NFL Champions' visits to the White House.