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Posted byon April 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM EDT
Three years ago, the two of us started our Joining Forces initiative. We wanted to show our appreciation for the incredible families across America who do so much for our country. And we wanted to show our support not just with words, but with real, concrete action.
Posted byon April 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM EDT
If enacted, the latest House Republican Budget would slow the economy, harm seniors and those most in need, and raise taxes on middle-class families with children in order to cut taxes for millionaire households.
Posted byon April 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM EDT
Helen Gym is a community and education leader whose work across different organizations supports the right to a quality public education for all children. A former school teacher and journalist, she leads the board of Asian Americans United, a 28-year old organization serving Philadelphia’s diverse Asian American and immigrant communities. At AAU, she has organized against predatory gambling and led a campaign to address human rights issues in immigration and deportation practices. She helped found a Chinatown-based charter school serving many immigrant families and anchored a successful federal civil rights case focused on the responsibility of adults to create safe school environments free from bias and harassment.
Posted byon March 26, 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT
Representatives from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury joined representatives from various community projects from around the country to discuss how to increase healthy food access to communities in need.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM EDT
Felecia Hatcher is the Co-Founder of Code Fever, an initiative that trains African American youth in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher has been featured in Black Enterprise as the Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, and Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History.
1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities: Ensuring Access to Higher Education and Opportunity for AllPosted byon February 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM EDT
Earlier this week I caught up with Tom Joyner on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to announce $35 million in grant support for high quality research, teaching and Extension activities at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities.
Posted byon February 25, 2014 at 6:11 PM EDT
President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes – one in Chicago and one in the Detroit area -- as well as a competition for the first of four additional manufacturing innovation institutes.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 3:56 PM EDT
As a part of the President’s Year of Action, the President and First Lady announced more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students.The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM EDT
The Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute in North Carolina will bring leading companies, universities, and federal research together under one roof to help develop the next generation of power electronics.
Posted byon December 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM EDT
Under the Affordable Care Act, states have the opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage to provide millions of Americans access to affordable healthcare. Taken together, if all 24 states that haven’t expanded coverage did so, about 5.4 million uninsured Americans would gain access to health insurance coverage by 2016.