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Posted byon November 22, 2013 at 5:22 PM EST
In 1968, in the thick of the farmworkers’ struggle to gain basic rights and relief from brutal mistreatment, Cesar Chavez didn’t just march or strike or demonstrate − he fasted in order to raise awareness about his movement and highlight the importance of nonviolent resistance. Today, a new generation of activists is going without all food except water – this time to bring attention to the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Posted byon November 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM EST
Pay for Success is an innovative approach for the government to partner with philanthropic and private investors to fund proven and promising practices, significantly enhancing the return on taxpayer investments.
Posted byon November 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM EST
At a time when the cost of attending college continues to rise, too many African-American students are afraid to pursue higher education because they think it is too expensive and will burden their families with debt. But schools like P-TECH allow students to get a head start on their postsecondary education by allowing them to take college-level math and science courses.
Posted byon November 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM EST
On November 6, 2013, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held a Google+ Hangout in Vietnamese to discuss the Health Insurance Marketplace, a whole new way to shop for affordable, quality health coverage.
Posted byon November 12, 2013 at 4:35 PM EST
Ahead of his remarks at tomorrow’s White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama met today with a dozen tribal leaders to discuss job creation and economic development in tribal communities.
Posted byon November 12, 2013 at 3:38 PM EST
It is with great sadness that today we announce the passing of our beloved colleague, Ed Jurith.
Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM EST
This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama opened the doors of the White House to high school students from DC, New York, and Boston to partake in the first-ever White House Careers in Film Symposium.
Posted byon November 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM EST
President Obama welcomed the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks to the White House for the second time since he took office.
Posted byon November 1, 2013 at 5:41 PM EST
On October 31, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at its National Centennial Commission meeting in New York
Posted byon October 31, 2013 at 11:56 AM EST
When we travel to cities and communities large and small, we see first-hand the direct link between a healthy environment and healthy lives, especially for our country’s children. But as we observe Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s worth remembering that too many of our children, especially in minority communities, live in unhealthy environments that lead to unhealthy lives.