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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.
Excerpts from President Obama's BET Interview on Race Relations, and the Progress We Still Have to MakePosted byon December 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM EST
In light of the unrest across the country following the recent police-involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and others, President Obama sat down with BET's Jeff Johnson to share his thoughts about race relations in America, and our next steps forward as a country.
Posted byon December 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM EST
President Obama delivers the following statement on the Grand Jury's Decision in the Death of Eric Garner.
Posted byon December 3, 2014 at 1:50 PM EST
The Labor Department is issuing a rule to implement Executive Order 13672, which was signed by President Obama in July, to ensure that federal contractors and subcontractors do not discriminate against employees or applicants based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Posted byon December 1, 2014 at 8:25 PM EST
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.
Posted byon November 24, 2014 at 10:31 PM EST
Speaking from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama delivers a statement about the decision issued by a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri.
Posted byon November 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM EST
Five years after the President signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law, Matthew Shepard’s parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard, and James Byrd Jr.’s sister, Louvon Harris, came to the White House to recognize the anniversary of the act.
Posted byon October 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM EST
Officials from the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services welcome a diverse group of federal officials, non-profit workers, faith leaders, school administrators, researchers, and child welfare advocates to the White House, to announce a series of steps aimed at providing stronger support to help children with incarcerated parents succeed, and overcome the unique obstacles they often face.