Archives for August 2013

The NAACP and Hurricane Katrina: 8 Years Later

By April Ryan, aprildryan.com Eight years ago the NAACP was one the first organizations to make the public aware of the disaster in New Orleans's 9th Ward after the levy break following Hurricane Katrina.  New Orleans area NAACP branches reported back to the National Headquarters and its then … [Read more...]

Obama Offers New Gun Control Steps

BY JOSH LEDERMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others … [Read more...]

The ‘Dream’ is still alive

By: Michael Steele I had the pleasure of running into Donna Brazile the other day and talking about the 50th Anniversary programs and celebrations for the 1963 March on Washington. She noted that she had been asked by Coretta Scott King to serve as the National Youth Coordinator for the … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President at the Let Freedom Ring Ceremony

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 28, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE “LET FREEDOM RING” CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON Lincoln Memorial 3:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: To the King family, … [Read more...]

Reflections on the March

By April Ryan, aprildryan.com The historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was remembered at the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot from 50 years ago. Persons from all walks of life; civilians, entertainers, politicians and civil rights leaders attended the commemorative event. … [Read more...]

WATCH LIVE: Let Freedom Ring Ceremony

LIVE: Let Freedom Ring Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV … [Read more...]

The President’s Meeting with Mayors

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2013 Readout of the President’s Meeting with Mayors President Obama and Attorney General Holder met this afternoon with a group of mayors from around the country to discuss strategies to reduce youth … [Read more...]

President Obama Meets with African-American Leaders

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2013 Readout of the President’s Meeting with African-American Faith Leaders This morning, the President met with African-American faith leaders to discuss the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for … [Read more...]

Gaspard Sworn-In as US Ambassador in South Africa

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com Haitian born, former White House staffer and former Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, Patrick Gaspard will begin work next week in South Africa as the new United States Ambassador there. Monday, Gaspard was ceremoniously sworn-in at the State … [Read more...]

Let Freedom Ring

            On Wednesday, August 28, President Obama will deliver remarks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This event, hosted by … [Read more...]