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Posted byon February 28, 2015 at 1:44 PM EST
The President delivers remarks at the portrait unveiling ceremony for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The event marked Holder's anticipated departure from the Department of Justice after more than six years of service as Attorney General.
Posted byon February 20, 2015 at 8:35 PM EST
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.
Posted byon February 11, 2015 at 9:19 PM EST
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.
Posted byon February 10, 2015 at 11:37 AM EST
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.
Posted byon February 9, 2015 at 6:48 PM EST
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.
Posted byon February 3, 2015 at 10:54 AM EST
Valerie Jarrett highlights the champions of change in African American communities and the lesser-known stories of African American leaders who helped change American history. Follow the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth to participate.
Posted byon February 2, 2015 at 8:34 PM EST
President Obama welcomed Clarence B. Jones –- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s personal attorney and advisor -- to the White House.
Posted byon January 19, 2015 at 2:50 PM EST
President Obama issues a Presidential Proclamation commemorating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday. In honoring Dr. King's legacy, the President is dedicating his day to service, and encouraging all Americans to join in and lend a hand.
Posted byon December 18, 2014 at 5:28 PM EST
President Obama signs an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and announces the members of the new task force.
In Memphis, Attorney General Holder Talks About Building Trust Between Communities and Law EnforcementPosted byon December 15, 2014 at 6:17 PM EST
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.