Tag Archives: White House

Jimmy Carter in Memphis for Habitat for Humanity Build

Memphis, TN. In 1975, as a high school student in the Midwest, I was a strong supporter of Jimmy Carter’s bid for the White House. Fast forward forty years, and I continue to write about and be inspired by this great man. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country […]

Read More 0 Comments

Ahmed Mohamed Attends White House Astronomy Night with Obama (VIDEO)

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama told dozens of students gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Monday night that they could be the ones participating in the first missions to Mars within the next two decades. Among the guests Monday was Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager arrested for bringing his homemade clock to […]

Read More 0 Comments

Attempt to Assist LGBT Persons Targeted by ISIS Applauded

Washington, D.C.  In a statement released by the White House: The United States welcomes today’s first-ever “Arria formula” discussion by the U.N. Security Council of how better to protect the lives and dignity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) persons, who are frequently among the most vulnerable in conflict and post-conflict situations. Photo: Assem […]

Read More 0 Comments

U.S. Leadership Vital to Host of Global Issues, U.N. Chief Stresses

Washington, D.C.  The United Nations counts on the leadership and support of the United States on a range of critical issues, from climate change and sustainable development to resolving crises such as those in Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, following a meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama. U.S. President […]

Read More 0 Comments

Obama Designates New National Parks, Protecting Millions of Acres

Washington, D.C.  Today, we joined community members from California, Texas, and Nevada to celebrate the President’s announcement of three new national monuments. The new monuments include Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Basin and Range in Nevada. Together, these striking places demonstrate the wide range of historic, cultural, and natural values […]

Read More 0 Comments

Obama Announces Changes in U.S. Government Hostage Policy

Washington, D.C.  Over the past decade, we have witnessed a significant shift in hostage-takings by terrorist organizations and criminal groups that has challenged the ability of the U.S. Government to secure the safe recovery of U.S. nationals taken captive.  The wanton and brutal murder of several Americans held hostage over the past year lays bare […]

Read More 0 Comments

Obama Hosts Ramadan Iftar Dinner at White House

Washington, D.C.  Yesterday evening, President Obama hosted an Iftar dinner celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the White House. President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the East Room of the White House, June 22, 2015. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson. . The Iftar is the evening meal […]

Read More 0 Comments

At the White House, Ending Youth Homelessness

Washington, D.C.  No young person should lack a stable and safe home, or be without a caring adult they can count on. Too many of America’s youth have been robbed of that essential foundation — and thanks to the extraordinary work of practitioners and volunteers across the country, we are learning what it takes to […]

Read More 0 Comments

Vietnam’s Tech Futurists Lay Out Economic Alternatives

Norman Rockwell’s Images of Freedom Revisited 75 Years Later

Gay Indian Prince Recognized for Charity in NYC’s Webster Hall in 2010

NYC: Sixty Years Ago, Dalai Lama Crossed Mountains, Cultures to West

Tips for Creating the Perfect Family Fishing Trip for Father’s Day

Beyond Skin: Norm Yip Celebrates LGBTQ Pride with Luce Support