Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Eric Garner (right) poses with his children during a family outing.

Protesters Chant: “I Can’t Breathe” Failure to indict in Eric Garner's death provokes outrage

By Post Staff and news reports   Protests have erupted in cities across the country following a grand jury decision clearing a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of [...]
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials  Dec. 1 to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods.
Photo by Lawrence Jackson, White House.

Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President, Call for March on Washington

Leaders of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund participated in a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Monday, while Al Sharpton on Wednesday called for a march on Washington, saying [...]
(Left to right) Slain civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman will be posthumously awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. During Freedom Summer 1964, they worked to register African Americans to vote in Mississippi.

President to Award Medal of Freedom to Three Slain Civil Rights Workers

Three young men murdered in Neshoba County 50 years ago registering African Americans to vote will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House has announced. Murdered in a plot hatched by the Ku [...]
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White House Seeks to Expand Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color

The White House Council on Women and Girls released a report this week entitled “Women and Girls of Color: Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunity.” This report highlights work the administration has done over the last [...]
Francesca Vietor, Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement with The San Francisco Foundation. Photo courtesy of SFF.

Francesca Vietor of The San Francisco Foundation Attends White House Roundtable

The San Francisco Foundation’s Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement, Francesca Vietor, recently attended the White House Green Infrastructure Leadership Roundtable to discuss sustainability with senior officials from agencies such as the [...]
Senator Bernie Sanders marches with nurses in Oakland today demanding more effective and immediate response by hospitals and the federal government in the face of the global Ebola threat.

Senator Sanders, Nurses March Against Ebola

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders marched with Kaiser Permanente nurses, members of National Nurses United, today calling for the federal government and hospitals to meet the highest “uniform, national standards and protocols” in order to “safely [...]
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Covered California Launches Website Site for Small Businesses

Covered California has launched a self-enrollment function of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) online marketplace, starting this week. With this new function, small business owners with between one and 50 eligible employees can enroll [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama leaves a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco

Obama Visits Bay Area, Pushes for Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama visited San Francisco this week, speaking at the Betty Ong Recreation Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown where he addressed the pressing need to pass comprehensive immigration reform that overhauls the current broken [...]
President Barack Obama speaks about Syria. Photo courtesy of Newsone

Obama postpones vote to pursue diplomacy

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said he would pursue a diplomatic initiative from Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons, but still urged the American public to support his threat to use military force.