Readout of the White House’s Listening Session with Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders on Rising Hate Crimes and Incidents Against Asian American Communities

Today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, White House Public Engagement Director Cedric Richmond, Acting Director of the White House Initiative on AAPIs Laura Shin, and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President Rohini Kosoglu hosted a virtual roundtable listening session with Asian American and Pacific Islander advocates and community leaders from across the country to…

FACT SHEET: President Biden to Take Action to Advance Racial Equity and Support Underserved Communities

Administration to Purchase Additional 200 Million Doses to Be Delivered This Summer This afternoon, President Biden will outline his vision and new elements of his agenda for advancing racial equity for Americans who have been underserved and left behind. Equal opportunity is the fundamental promise of America. But systemic racism and discrimination in our economy,…

A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2023

   During National Black History Month, we celebrate the legacy of Black Americans whose power to lead, to overcome, and to expand the meaning and practice of American democracy has helped our Nation become a more fair and just society.  This country was established upon the profound but simple idea that all people are created…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, November 10, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:57 P.M. EST   MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody. Q    Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Okay.  So, this afternoon at Howard University, the President will thank — will thank staff, volunteers, and everyone who helped ensure everyone could make their voices heard in the midterm election. As you heard him say…

The Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Black Americans and Communities Across the Country

From the first day in office and every day since, the Biden-Harris Administration has led the charge to ensure that all African American families and communities can live with dignity, safety, respect, and achieve greater economic opportunity. The Administration has taken an historic approach to advancing racial equity, including directing every agency across the whole…

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, September 15, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:52 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  A lot of shushing happening.  (Laughter.)  Okay, today we have a special guest in our briefing room.  To kick off the Hispanic Heritage Month, I have with me today — joining me is Luisana Pérez.  She is the White House Hispanic…

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