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Posted byon September 16, 2013 at 4:30 PM EDT
President Obama Names New Leadership to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesPosted byon September 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM EDT
It is an exciting day at the White House, and across the country, as President Obama names two dynamic new leaders to head the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Dr. George Cooper will begin this week as the Initiative’s Executive Director, and Dr. Ivory Toldson will serve as Deputy Director.
Posted byon September 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM EDT
To honor the 12th anniversary of September 11th and the fallen, the President participated in commemoration events at the White House and the Pentagon.
Posted byon September 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM EDT
Two years after World War II ended, Veterans with GI Bill benefits in hand accounted for 49 percent of college admissions nationwide. The nation’s investment in Veterans helped grow the middle class, establishing this country’s preeminence in the world economy.
Posted byon September 10, 2013 at 10:13 AM EDT
On Sunday September 8th, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President addressed an audience of nearly a thousand AFL-CIO union leaders and allies at their national conference on diversity and inclusion, held this week in Los Angeles. Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez is also scheduled to address the conference on Tuesday.
Posted byon September 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM EDT
Because of the successful 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 7, 2013, tribal courts and law enforcement will soon be able to exercise the sovereign power to investigate, prosecute, convict, and sentence those who commit acts of domestic violence or dating violence or violate certain protection orders in Indian country, regardless of the defendant’s Indian or non-Indian status.
Posted byon September 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM EDT
Shanah Tovah from the White House! At sundown on Wednesday evening, the Jewish community here in the United States and all over the world will begin celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Over the course of the High Holidays, we reflect on the past year and recommit ourselves to our core values.
Posted byon September 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM EDT
On August 27, 2013, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders held a Google Hangout in Korean to discuss the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Posted byon August 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM EDT
The week in review: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, "The Powerbroker" Screening, Women's Equality Day, Medal of Honor Ceremony, ATF Director Sworn-In, and Appointment of new U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.
Posted byon August 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM EDT
Immigration reform has something to offer to everyone; immigrants and native-born alike. When GDP grows by more than $1 trillion, when wages go up – that’s about all of us. Immigration reform is something we can’t afford to leave undone.