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  • Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act at the LBJ Presidential Library

    During the course of his five-year presidency, Lyndon Baines Johnson, sounded a death knell to racial inequality through a triumvirate of laws: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.


  • America’s PrepareAthon!

    Here at the White House, we're getting ready for the first America's PrepareAthon!, a national day of action that will take place April 30, 2014.


  • Paying It Forward: The Fabric of a Strong Community

    Deborah Scott Thomas retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve in 2006, having served her country for three decades. She is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Data Solutions and Technology (DST) Incorporated, a management consulting firm located in Lanham, Maryland. For the past 20 years, Deborah has been respected for her business acumen and is considered a thought leader with expertise in building successful client teams while focusing on strategic operations and execution. She dedicates her time to educational and philanthropic causes, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives. Further, she is a devoted supporter of the March of Dimes and has participated in an array of programs to support its goals and mission for the past 30 years.


  • Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment at the Department of Defense

    Women play an indispensable role in defending America’s national security interests at home and abroad.


  • Protecting Employment Rights Across the Country

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the nation’s primary employment rights enforcement agency, tasked with enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.


  • Department of Justice and Women’s History Month

    That’s why it’s a top priority for my colleagues and me – at every level of the Department of Justice – to fight against discrimination, to eliminate inequities, and to tear down the barriers to success that too many women and girls continue to face even today.


  • Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Hosts Inaugural Meeting

    From Alabama to Guam, from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, state, local, and tribal leaders are on the front lines of dealing with extreme weather, sea level rise, and other impacts of climate change.


  • Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Hosts Inaugural Meeting

    From Alabama to Guam, from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, state, local, and tribal leaders are on the front lines of dealing with extreme weather, sea level rise, and other impacts of climate change.


  • New Report: The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance

    A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.


  • U.S. Mint-Produced Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously Awarded to the Victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing


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