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  • Join a Live Video Chat on Combating Human Trafficking

    Join us on Thursday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. EDT, for a White House Google+ Hangout to learn more about the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking at home and abroad.

  • Celebrating the Next Generation of LGBT Leaders

    The Vice President and Dr. Biden host an “End of Summer BBQ” for emerging young leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, and acknowledge the one-year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."

  • Marking One Year Since the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

    It should come as no surprise to any of us that the men and women of our armed forces have handled the repeal of DADT with the professionalism and class that we have come to expect from the finest fighting force in the world. As a consequence, our national security has been strengthened.

  • From the Archives: The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    On this day in 2011, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was finally and formally repealed, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in our nation’s armed forces.

  • Giving Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs the Tools They Need to Grow

    Over the past decade, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) owned small businesses have seen particularly strong growth. President Obama has taken considerable action to expand capital access for AAPI small businesses, like directing more than $13 billion dollars to 19,000 AAPI firms.

  • Fostering Change

    After researching the foster care system, conducting focus groups with successful foster care alumni and independently mentoring foster children, Marquis Cabrera decided that he would be a champion to improve the odds for foster youth.

  • Driving Broadband Adoption in the Latino Community

    A high-speed Internet connection can provide access to everything from online job postings to educational opportunities to valuable healthcare information. But too many Latino households remain cut off from these important benefits. Learn how the National Telecommunications and Information Association is working to connect Latinos to the Internet.

  • Honoring the Victims of the Oak Creek Tragedy

    On August 5, 2012, a 40-year-old man entered a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin shortly before Sunday services and opened fire, resulting in the deaths of six people.

  • Talking Story: A Little History on Data in Hawaii

    When Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are aggregated in the broader Asian category, their real needs are masked; as a result, these communities are often overlooked and may not receive the extra support they need to succeed. This paper describes a common approach taken by statistical agencies to increase sample sizes by pooling data across months or years of data collection.

  • New Resources to Make the Financial Aid Process Easier

    If you’re a student thinking about college or career school or a borrower already in repayment, the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid has launched some exciting new tools to help you through the financial aid process.