Tag Archives: Barack Obama

How Obama Is Addressing Crisis Among Young Men Of Color

New York, N.Y.  It was easy to mistake Thursday’s gathering at a New York City hotel for a religious meeting. One panelist, who proudly proclaimed his Baptist-preacher lineage, issued the rallying cry in his opening remarks: “God is good all the time.” But the roughly 200 people in attendance had gathered at the National Action […]

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In Panama: The President’s Trip and a Historic Meeting

Panama City, Panama.  While in Panama City, President Obama participated in a CEO summit along with prominent business executives and heads of state from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. During the Summit, President Obama sat down with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The two discussed […]

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Remarks by Obama and Castro Before Meeting

Panama City, Panama.  From the ATLAPA Convention Center: PRESIDENT OBAMA:  This is obviously a historic meeting.  The history between the United States and Cuba is obviously complicated, and over the years a lot of mistrust has developed.  But during the course of the last several months, there have been contacts between the U.S. and the […]

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Pres. Obama Responds to Petition on Gay Conversion Therapy

Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his […]

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Obama: Preventing Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon

Washington, D.C.  Today, President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list laying out how today’s historic understanding with Iran will prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon: Today, the United States, together with our allies and partners, reached a historic understanding with Iran. If fully implemented, this framework will prevent Iran […]

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White House Action on Climate Change  and Global Response

Washington, D.C.  Last November, President Obama stood in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping — and made history. The leaders of the world’s two largest economies — and two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases — surprised the global community by jointly announcing their plans to combat one of the biggest threats facing the world […]

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President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

Boston, MA. President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady traveled to Boston today to celebrate the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The building — complete with a full-scale replica of the United States Senate chamber — honors the life and legacy of Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who served […]

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Obama Hosts White House Student Film Festival

Washington, D.C.  President Barack Obama is showcasing the work of students from around the country who produced short films about service and giving back for a White House contest. The budding filmmakers include a Montana 6-year-old alarmed about climate change and a group of Chicago high school students who spin a hip-hop yarn of encouragement […]

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Deputy U.N. Chief Says 2015  ‘Critical Year’ for World’s Indigenous

The Battle for Civil Rights Continues in America

Nine Yalies win Soros Fellowships for New Americans

U.N. Chief Urges Climate Action at Earth Day Concert

Obama: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

Earth Day Concert and Rally in Washington, D.C.