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  • Celebrating the Two-Year Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act

    This week marks the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act, and as implementation of the law continues, the Act is already improving the Federal Government’s ability to work with Indian tribes in the investigation and prosecution of crime impacting tribal communities.

  • Engaging the Midwest AAPI Community

    The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened for a Midwest Regional Action Summit at The Ohio State University, bringing together 300 community leaders and federal agency representatives in a day-long convening to exchange ideas.

  • Remembering and Honoring Courage: Raoul Wallenberg Receives the Congressional Gold Medal

    As we celebrate Raoul Wallenberg’s upcoming centennial on August 4th we reflect on the heroic life of Mr. Wallenberg and commemorate his selfless dedication to human rights.

  • White House Hosts AAPI Business Leaders Forum

    AAPI Business leaders, representing major corporations and small businesses from a range of industries and sectors, participate in an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Leaders Forum at the White House.

  • The Significance of Data Disaggregation to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

    Disaggregation of data is a necessary step in fully understanding the needs of the AAPI community. The U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), is working to remove hurdles in students’ lives by seeking your input.

  • Marking the 22nd Anniversary of the ADA

    The White House marks the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law based on the fundamental principle that Americans with disabilities should have the same basic rights and opportunities as everyone else.

  • You Are Not Alone

    In 2007 Heather Carter was asked by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP) to start an LGBT component for the organization. She created OUTLoud in an attempt to reduce the rate of suicide among LGBT youth in Washington State.

  • The Ambition to Inspire All

    The Redwood String Ensemble's mission is to demonstrate that music has the unique power to surpass the limits as race, creed, gender, and sexuality.

  • Community, Patriotism and Responsibility

    George Stewart has seen different forms of discrimination throughout his life, which has led him to advocate on behalf of the LGBT community through SAGE.

  • Just Like You

    The Military Acceptance Project is working to put a face to the service of gay and lesbian service members to shatter the negative stereotypes that the general public may have about their service.