Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge’s Statement on the Rosa Parks Statue and Unveiling Ceremony

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge’s Statement on the Rosa Parks Statue and Unveiling Ceremony WASHINGTON, DC (Link) – Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement on the Rosa Parks statue unveiling ceremony held today in the United States … [Read more...]

Rep. John Lewis on Unveiling of Rosa Parks Statue in the Capitol

Rep. John Lewis on Unveiling of Rosa Parks Statue in the Capitol February 27, 2013 WASHINGTON--Today at an official ceremony in the U.S. Capitol, the House and Senate leadership and President Barack Obama gathered to unveil the celebrated statute of Rosa Parks that was placed in Statuary … [Read more...]

Key provisions of Voting Rights Act appear in jeopardy after high court argument

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Catching Up with the Curator: Watch Meeting–Dec. 31st 1862–Waiting for the Hour

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To mark African American History Month, as well as the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, we talked with White House Curator Bill Allman about a painting called Watch Meeting--Dec. 31st 1862--Waiting for the Hour that hangs near the Oval Office in the West Wing. The painting, … [Read more...]

A Chat with White House Black History Month Chef B. Smith

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Guest Chef B. Smith talks about her experience as the guest White House Chef during black History Month.  She feels it is a perfect time to spend time at the White House.  B. Smith also met with President Obam's Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett. Smith was just one of many celebrities at the White … [Read more...]

First lady announces effort to help kids exercise

First lady Michelle Obama greets educators and state and community officials at a "Let's Move!" program at the Eastside and Northside Elementary Schools in Clinton, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Obama and television chef/personality Rachel Ray visited with the children and conducted a cooking contest between the schools' chefs. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks? Some schools are using both methods of instruction and Michelle Obama would like to see more of them use other creative ways to help … [Read more...]

Obama Helps Unveil Rosa Parks Statue

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By: AP President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner unveiled a statue of Rosa Parks in a ceremony at the Capitol. Parks becomes the first black woman to be honored with a full-length statue in the Capitol's Statuary Hall. … [Read more...]

First Lady Announces New Effort to Make Healthier, MyPlate Recipes Easy to Find and Share

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  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2013 First Lady Michelle Obama Announces New Effort to Make Healthier, MyPlate Recipes Easy to Find and Share America’s Largest Media Companies Are Compiling and Promoting Thousands of Recipes that … [Read more...]

Homeland Security, Sequestration and More

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(AURN) -- The department of Homeland Security has seven months to complete the sequester cuts that will drasically impact all things at the boards via air, land, and sea with massive transportation delays.  White House correspondent April Ryan says the cuts even make this country vulnerable to … [Read more...]

Interview with Michelle Obama on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA CALLED INTO THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW TO TALK ABOUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH, THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE LET’S MOVE CAMPAIGN, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF RECESS TOM JOYNER:  That’s the only class I got an A in.  No, not gym, not gym -- recess. MRS. … [Read more...]