TheObamaCrat™ Potpourri: We’re ALL Ovah The Place.


 

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The White House Blog

 

A Down Payment on Expanding Opportunity for America’s Long-Term Unemployed

 

Secretary Tom Perez, Gene Sperling
February 21, 2014
02:01 PM EST

 

As part of his plan to build an economy where everybody who is willing to work hard and take responsibility can get ahead, President Obama is focused on doing everything we can to create new jobs here in America – while also connecting more ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.

 

That’s why this week the administration announced the availability of applications for $150 million in “Ready to Work Partnership” grants designed to help those facing long-term unemployment upgrade their skills and build bridges to jobs in growing areas like information technology and advanced manufacturing. These competitive grants will support partnerships between employers, nonprofit organizations and America’s public workforce system that not only continue building the pipeline of skilled workers, but do so by helping the long-term unemployed overcome some of the barriers they face in finding jobs.

 

Secretary Perez meets a worker at Fulton CosSecretary Perez meets a worker at Fulton Cos., a manufacturer in Pulaski, N.Y., on Feb. 19, 2014. The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge helped train Fulton’s workers. (Photo from Department of Labor)

 

The simple fact is that as our economy has recovered, the long-term unemployed still face particular challenges in getting back to work. Even as the overall unemployment rate has fallen, the long-term unemployed rate remains near its historic highs. And research shows that even when the long-term unemployed have the same – or even greater – experiences and skills in their field, they are less likely to get called back for interviews than workers who have been out of work for shorter periods of time.

 

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We the Geeks: Celebrating Black History Month

 

Knatokie Ford and Sean Jones
February 21, 2014
12:45 PM EST

 

We at the White House couldn’t be more excited to celebrate Black History Month by highlighting some of our nation’s most prominent and promising African American science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievers and shining a light on the importance of ensuring the Nation’s next generation of inventors, discoverers, and innovators fully reflects the diversity of America.

 

President Obama with Evan Jackson, Alec Jackson, and Caleb Robinson at the White House Science Fair, April 22, 2013President Barack Obama talks with Evan Jackson, 10, Alec Jackson, 8, and Caleb Robinson, 8, from McDonough, Ga., while looking at exhibits at the White House Science Fair in the State Dining Room, April 22, 2013. The sports-loving grade-schoolers created a new product concept to keep athletes cool and helps players maintain safe body temperatures on the field. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

 

Members of racial and ethnic minority groups are projected to become the majority of America’s population in the next 30 years. Today, however, they account for just 28 percent of America’s STEM workers. We know that for America to remain competitive in a global economy, we need to do all we can to draw upon the nation’s diverse talent pool, which includes historically underrepresented groups in STEM, such as women and minorities.

 

That’s why, next week, OSTP is hosting and participating in a series of activities to highlight diverse STEM role models and the urgent need to help minority students across the country envision themselves as tomorrow’s discoverers, explorers, developers, and STEM innovators.

 

To kick off our week of activities, join us Tuesday, February 25 at 3:00 pm EST for “We the Geeks: Celebrating Black History Month” 

 

In this Google+ Hangout, some of the Nation’s most extraordinary African American STEM innovators and STEM-education advocates will share their inspiring personal stories and thoughts on how we can all step up to help strengthen America’s STEM-skilled workforce by making it broader and more diverse.

 

 

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Remarks by the President before Meeting with Democratic Governors

 

President Obama, Vice President Biden and others meet with members of the Democratic Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 21

President Obama, Vice President Biden and others meet with members of the Democratic Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 21

 

 

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5 things you should know about Obamacare

 

 

 

Get Covered: An Assist from Mayor Kevin Johnson

 

 

 

Get Covered: A Special Message from the President

 

 

 

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Statements and Releases February 21, 2014

 

Readout of the President’s Meeting with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

 

Readout of the Obama Administration’s Meeting with Governors Inslee, Malloy, O’Malley, and Quinn on Minimum Wage

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine

 

 

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West Wing Week 02/21/14 or “Don’t Make Small Plans, Make Big Plans”

 

 

 

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Jordan Davis Parents ‘He Will Pay’ FULL 15 Min Interview Last Word w Lawrence O’Donnell

 

Published on Feb 19, 2014

Jordan Davis Parents ‘He Will Pay’ FULL 15 Min Interview Last Word w Lawrence O’Donnell

Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the parents of Jordan Davis, reacted to the verdict that convicted Michael Dunn of second-degree murder but not first-degree on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show Wednesday night.

 

 

 

Loud Music Trial Juror Speaks Out

 

Published on Feb 18, 2014

Juror in the Michael Dunn murder trial said the jury was deadlocked almost immediately.

 

 

 

Juror breaks her silence on Dunn trial

 

Published on Feb 20, 2014

 

 

In Case You Missed This Series….Black History Month 2014 Presents: Celebrating Black History Month; The Black History Moment Series.

 

Throughout the month Of February, TheObamaCrat™ will post a daily series called The Black History Moment Series. Each day for 28 days of this historic month you will be given the food of Black History to satisfy your hunger for knowledge. Below you’ll find Series installments 1 through 22.

 

 

Pharrell Williams – Happy (12AM)

 

 

 

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This has been a week of "firsts" for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" — including a visit from the first lady of the United States. But Michelle Obama did more than a traditional interview: She joined comedian Will Ferrell and Fallon for "Ew!" — one of the most popular sketches from Fallon's "Late Night."

This has been a week of “firsts” for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” — including a visit from the first lady of the United States. But Michelle Obama did more than a traditional interview: She joined comedian Will Ferrell and Fallon for “Ew!” — one of the most popular sketches from Fallon’s “Late Night.”

 

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5 Responses

  1. […] TheObamaCrat™ Potpourri: We’re ALL Ovah The Place. […]

  2. Thank you for Mr. Williams and Happy. I think I like 3pm the best, in part because of the Choir back-up, wonderful but in part because of the last two dancers who are both spectacular.

    The rest, New York is doing some interesting things with education. I am researching, I think you would find it interesting as well. It falls in line with our Presidents thoughts.

  3. […] TheObamaCrat™ Potpourri: We’re ALL Ovah The Place. […]

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