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Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM EDT
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."
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM EDT
On this day in 2011, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was finally and formally repealed, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in our nation’s armed forces.
Posted byon August 27, 2012 at 10:21 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon August 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon August 15, 2012 at 3:52 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon August 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon August 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon August 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon August 1, 2012 at 6:21 PM EDT
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.