President Obama is traveling in Kenya and Ethiopia to meet with leaders from government, business, and civil society, reinforcing the U.S. commitment to economic growth and trade, democracy, and investing in the next generation of African leaders.
At the NAACP's 106th national convention, President Obama lays out the reasons why we need to reform America's criminal justice system, and why we need to invest in our communities and expand opportunity for all Americans.
President Obama travels to Charleston, South Carolina to honor the life of pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney -- one of the nine who lost their lives in the shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
Discovery Channel and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network are airing "RISE: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper" — a documentary that explores the lives of the boys and young men of color from four programs across the U.S. that are living the principles of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger and his regiment arrived in Galveston, Texas to spread the good news that the Civil War had ended and all enslaved African Americans had been freed by President Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
A group of private-sector leaders and other prominent private citizens have come together to form the My Brother's Keeper Alliance -- a new, independent non-profit that will work to expand opportunity for youth, strengthen the American workforce, and fortify the economic stability of communities across America.
President Obama and the First Family joined thousands of Americans in Selma, Alabama to honor the sacrifice and bravery of the men and women who bled there in 1965, in support of voting rights for all African Americans.
President Obama, the First Lady, and their daughters are traveling to Selma to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 marches. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/Selma to see additional content related to the marches.
President Obama meets with the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss their recommendations to help communities and law enforcement agencies across the country to strengthen trust and collaboration, while continuing to reduce crime.
Attorney General Eric Holder visits the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club, where he spoke with a small group of local teenagers and a number of courageous police officers and academy recruits from the San Francisco Police Department.
Each February 7, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It’s an opportunity for all of us to honor the memory of those we’ve lost, and to call attention to the fact that HIV continues to disproportionately affect African American men, women, and youth.
Valerie Jarrett highlights the champions of change in African American communities and the lesser-known stories of African American leaders who helped change American history. Follow the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth to participate.
This Black History Month, the White House will recognize faculty and staff members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that drive the college completion agenda. These leaders work with students, families, higher education leaders, and policymakers to build paths to graduation.