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Posted byon March 12, 2013 at 5:09 PM EST
Dr. Jill Biden joins a meeting of the National PTA's Executive Board to talk about the ways parents, educators and school communities can offer important support to children whose parents are serving in the military, and especially those whose moms or dads are deployed overseas.
Posted byon March 7, 2013 at 7:07 PM EST
President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act into law. This act increases protection for many women, including Native American women.
Posted byon February 27, 2013 at 3:23 PM EST
President Obama is on hand for the unveiling of the new Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol
Posted byon February 4, 2013 at 6:04 PM EST
The release of a postage stamp honoring Rosa Parks on the 100th anniversary of her birthday commemorates the courage and legacy of the American civil rights icon.
Posted byon February 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM EST
This year, African American History Month celebrates two landmark anniversaries in American history, with the theme, “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.”
Posted byon January 31, 2013 at 11:53 AM EST
President Obama's proposal for Immigration Refrom is well recieved by the LGBT community as they offer support for comprehensive reform.
Posted byon December 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST
In honor of Human Rights Week, Samantha Power explains how advancing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world is central to, not separate from, our comprehensive human rights agenda.
Posted byon December 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM EST
Roy L. Austin Jr., the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division, attends the Ninth Anniversary of the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington, D.C., and delivers remarks about the Obama Administration’s commitment to safety and justice for all Americans, including transgender Americans.
Posted byon November 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM EST
Earlier today, a group of transgender community advocates met with White House staff to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance and discuss ways in which we can work together to ensure dignity, equality, and justice for all people.
Posted byon October 19, 2012 at 9:35 AM EST
We're marking Spirit Day 2012 at the White House.