Black History Month: Black Appointees Leading in the Biden-Harris Administration

In honor of Black History Month this February, the Presidential Personnel Office is proud to highlight the stories of Black leaders across the Biden-Harris Administration. The following appointees, whose work serves the nation every day, share how their life and professional experiences inform their pursuit of public service. Responses have been edited for clarity and…

A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2022

Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations.  Shining a light on Black history today is…

A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021

This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have never fully lived up to the founding principles of this Nation –-…

Statement by President Joe Biden On Black History Month

This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope.   We have never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation…

FACT SHEET: 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 taken an historic approach to advancing racial equity, including directing every agency across the whole of the federal government to address the lasting impacts of systemic racism on Black communities. For generations, entrenched disparities in our society and economy, at times…

Remarks of Dr. Alondra Nelson at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the UC Berkeley Samuelson Clinic’s Criminal Legal Education Seminar: “Unlocking the Black Box”

As prepared for delivery in Chicago, Illinois Thank you, Jumana [Musa], for that warm introduction. It’s great to be in Chicago. And thank you to the NACDL, and the UC Berkeley Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic, for prioritizing this important conversation. The issues you’re discussing this week are so important and salient. Automated…

Women’s History Month: Women in STEM Across the Biden-Harris Administration

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up nearly half of the country’s workforce – yet only 27% of STEM workers. In honor of Women’s History Month this past March, the Presidential Personnel Office is proud to highlight the experiences of women in STEM serving as appointees across the Biden-Harris Administration. The following women…

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