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  • What You Missed: White House Hangout on Combating Human Trafficking

    Following President Obama's speech about his administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking, White House Administration Officials joined a live video chat to answer questions from the public.


  • Helping Understand and Treat HIV Through Community-Based Leadership

    The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have helped bring about much of the tremendous progress in understanding and treating HIV, ranging from increasing HIV awareness, to fighting HIV-related discrimination, to volunteering for cutting-edge research. This legacy of community-based leadership is one to note on this 5th Annual National Gay Men’s HIV/Awareness Day.


  • The Decision to Move Forward: Paralympian Lt. Snyder Meets with The First Lady

    Just one year ago, Lieutenant Snyder was blinded by an IED while serving in Afghanistan. This summer, he competed in the London Paralympics, bringing home two gold medals and a silver medal in swimming. Watch as Brad shares his story with the First Lady.


  • You're Invited: Join the White House Fall Garden Tour

    White House followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are invited to attend a special preview of the White House Fall Garden Tour and share their experience through social media. Learn how you can join us.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: Honoring the Fallen Diplomats in Benghazi, Libya

    Here's a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.


  • 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's Speech at Rice University

    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.


  • Marking the Eleventh Anniversary of 9/11

    President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Biden observe the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.


  • Food – People – Power

    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.


  • Rebuilding Our Food Traditions

    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.


  • One More Mountain to Climb

    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.


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