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Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM EST
Representative Shirley Chisholm of New York will be forever remembered for the ground she broke in Congress, and the ground she laid for millions of women, girls, and African Americans in this country.
Posted byon February 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM EST
President Obama is launching a new effort aimed at empowering boys and young men of color, a segment of our society which too often faces disproportionate challenges and obstacles to success.
Posted byon February 26, 2014 at 12:27 PM EST
Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held our first National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout. With the theme “Expanding Opportunity for AAPIs,” we launched several efforts to better connect the AAPI community with the federal government.
Posted byon February 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM EST
The Obama administration announces the availability of applications for $150 million in “Ready to Work Partnership” grants designed to help those facing long-term unemployment upgrade their skills and build bridges to jobs in growing areas like information technology and advanced manufacturing.
Posted byon February 10, 2014 at 7:11 PM EST
Two paintings by Edward Hopper, widely recognized as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, were hung in the Oval Office on Friday, February 7, 2014.
Posted byon February 10, 2014 at 6:23 PM EST
The Attorney General announced that he is issuing a new policy memorandum that will “formally instruct all Justice Department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law.”
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 8:11 PM EST
Nine soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7 through 23 in Sochi, Russia.
Posted byon January 30, 2014 at 3:49 PM EST
Yesterday, a life was saved in Staten Island. After arriving at the scene of an opioid overdose, a local law enforcement officer administered the overdose-reversal drug, naloxone, to an unresponsive victim. He was revived, thanks to the officer – and the naloxone he carried as part of the New York Police Department’s pilot program to train 180 officers to administer the overdose reversal drug.
Posted byon January 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM EST
Four of the First Lady's guests at the State of the Union were Latino, and reflect the stories of our families and our country.
Posted byon January 27, 2014 at 6:00 AM EST
Find out who was invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2014 State of the Union.