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White House Doubles Down on Trump's 'Animal' Remarks

“Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals.”

President Donald Trump leads a listening session with health insurance company CEOs in the White House, February 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Trump vowed to fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

White House Proposing to Reduce EPA Budget to Reagan Era Levels

The proposed $2 billion in cuts and removal of 3,000 employees would bring the agency to a place it hasn’t been since the mid-1980s and early 1990s.

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ICYMI: Secretary of State Nominee Leaves Position at Exxon Mobil

The move is in preparation for Rex Tillerson’s Senate confirmation hearing January 11.

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Diana Ross, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Among 21 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Several changemakers of color past and present will receive the nation’s highest civilian honor during a ceremony on November 22.

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Celebrate Black Cultural Excellence With These Streaming Specials

Both BET’s “Love and Happiness: An Obama Celebration” and PBS’ “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” highlight the past and present of Black pop cultural domination. They are both available to stream today.

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Latest White House Report Highlights Climate Resiliency

It also calls for “climate equity” for disenfranchised populations.

President Obama Commutes Sentences of 111 More Incarcerated People

The announcement came as the Justice Department said it will consider each of the thousands of petitions from people serving prison time for drug-related offenses before the president leaves office.

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White House Responds to Petition to Declare Black Lives Matter a Hate Group: Nah

“We shouldn’t get too caught up in this notion that somehow people who are asking for fair treatment are somehow, automatically, anti-police, are trying to only look out for Black lives as opposed to others.”

Merrick Garland is President Obama's SCOTUS Pick

“He understands the way law affects the daily reality of people’s lives in a big, complicated democracy and in rapidly changing times. And throughout his jurisprudence runs a common thread: a dedication to protecting the rights of every American.”

LIVESTREAM: Watch Stars of 'Underground' at White House Panel Tonight

John Legend, Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell join other creators and castmembers for a White House Black History Month event tonight at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Barack Obama to Make First Official Trip to American Mosque on Wednesday

The President will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore to meet with community leaders and deliver remarks. 

Kendrick Lamar Visits White House, Talks to President Obama About Mentorship

K-Dot described the visit in a new video supporting the “Pay It Forward” campaign. 

No, Obama Cannot Disqualify Trump

Lots of folks on Twitter rejoiced yesterday when White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that presidential hopeful Donald Trump should be disqualified from the race due to his anti-Muslim comments. But the #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty ended when they found out that the White House can’t actually fire the Republican frontrunner.

Willie Mays and Billy Frank, Jr. Among Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

The list also includes Shirley Chisholm, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and civil rights advocate Minoru Yasui. 

White House Announces $100 Million in Foundation Funding for Girls and Women of Color

After hosting a forum on Friday, the White House Council on Women and Girls announced $100 million in foundation funding for programs that improve the economic status of low-income women and girls of color.

Black Activists Meet With Senior White House Officials

Activists representing Campaign Zero and Black Lives Matter-affiliated organizations met with Valerie Jarrett, Roy Austin and other senior White House officials on Wednesday. 

Zuckerberg, Obama and More Stand With Ahmed

Officials at his school and Republican presidential candidates, however, do not. 

White House Appoints First Openly Transgender Official

Trans Latina Raffi Freedman-Gurspan joins the White House staff.

President Obama After Prison Visit: ‘There But for the Grace of God’

Obama, the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, visited with inmates as part of his campaign to reform the criminal justice system.

Obama's Feeling His Power Lately. What Else Can He Do With It?

In 2012, President Obama has discovered the power of his office–he’s taken three big executive actions that are just the sort justice advocates have been begging for all along. What else could he do before Election Day?