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Obama Aide Valerie Jarrett Opens Up To Her Daughter About Life As A Single Mom

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents

Most know Valerie Jarrett as President Obama’s longtime confidante and senior advisor, but her role as a single mother and her close relationship wi...

Roots Returns Us To The Seed

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Sister Jenna

A sweet, yet sometimes pungent aroma of change is wafting in the atmosphere right now that is affecting us as individuals, communities, and collective...

Jewish Museum Honors Rosenwald and Other Educational Philanthropists

Laura Goldman | Posted 05.19.2016 | New York
Laura Goldman

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) will induct Julius Rosenwald, the late CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Co. whose philanthropy transformed education for African Americans, into their Only In America/Hall of Fame at a gala in New York on June 1, 2016.

Women Make History Again as Women Business Owners Achieve Federal Contracting Benchmark

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Last fiscal year the federal government set a new record for the highest percentage of contracting dollars awarded to women-owned small businesses in the history of the United States. 17.8 billion dollars was injected into the U.S. economy through women-owned small business contracts.

Democrats Prepare for Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Arnold Steinberg

SATIRE Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Ca...

Democrats Hold Last-Minute Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Caucuses, ...

Kendrick Lamar And Barack Obama Shared A Powerful Moment At The White House

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

When President Barack Obama and rap superstar Kendrick Lamar met last week in the White House, they shared a moment of amazement. "Can you believe tha...

The Inside Story Of The Horrible Days After The Worst Day Of Obama's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama enters his last year in office, there is one indisputable truth about his tenure: The nadir came on Dec. 14, 2...

A Look Back at an Out-Standing Year for LGBT Advocacy

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Valerie Jarrett

As hard as President Obama and his Administration have worked to expand opportunity and make this a more equal country, these accomplishments would not have been possible without the advocates, allies, activists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things, to change our culture every single day.

Obama's Syrian Fire House Is On Fire

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

I just returned a few days ago from yet another painful visit to the Middle East. The heat of Islamist terror is felt everywhere. The Syrian civil w...

Obama Advisor Doesn't Think America Would Embrace An Anti-Gay President

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett has a message for the GOP presidential candidates -- namely, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and Ted C...

Mr. President, "Stop Whining" about Gun Violence

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

If President Obama is as frustrated and angry as he appeared to be at his recent news conference about the inability of Congress to do something about gun violence in the wake of another mass shooting, Bishop Douglas Miles has similar feelings about the President's lack of leadership.

HuffPost Live's Deep Dive Into On-Campus Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

During the last week of August, HuffPost Live launched a weeklong series investigating campus sexual assault and the issues many victims can face when...

Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett On Combating Campus Rape

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.25.2015 | College

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, has made combating sexual assault on college campuses a top priority within the administr...

My Reflections on the White House Conference on Aging: Celebrating Aging in the Nation's House

John Feather, PhD | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

On any given day, working in the field of aging can be fulfilling, meaningful, or, occasionally, frustrating. This enormous issue does not always get the attention it deserves. So, as much as anything, the recent White House Conference on Aging provided a welcome occasion for recognition and celebration.

Brave 11-Year-Old Who Stood Up To Bullies In YouTube Video Gets Invited To White House

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

This is one way to show the haters who’s boss. Logan Fairbanks recently posted a YouTube video of himself confronting cyberbullies that went viral, ...

In FY14, Uncle Sam Breaks Record for Small Business Contracting

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

This past Friday at the Pentagon, SBA released its annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard, and I was delighted to report that in Fiscal Year 2014 the federal government awarded the highest percentage of contracting dollars to small businesses since we started keeping score.

BGA: Valerie Jarrett Advocates Ending Tax Break - But Benefits From It

Andy Shaw | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Andy Shaw

White House advisor Valerie Jarrett was tasked by President Obama with trying to kill a controversial income tax perk used by the "wealthy and well-connected." Yet she made a killing on a Chicago real estate deal by enlisting the same benefit.

A Visual History: Plaintiffs in Four Decades of Marriage Cases

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Evan Wolfson

As we look forward to a decision, we hope to keep the celebrations going this summer. We hope the justices see what a majority of Americans and so many lower courts have come to see: It is time to end marriage discrimination nationwide

America Trails the Developed World on Paid Leave For Working People

David A. Love | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
David A. Love

For all of the talk of American exceptionalism, the U.S. is exceptionally bad in the treatment of its workers. America--the world's largest economy--is one of the few advanced nations without a national policy guaranteeing paid sick leave for workers.

Paid Leave Announcements Confirm the Country is Ready for 21st Century Leave Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Debra L. Ness

The announcement that White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will soon kick off a historic 'Lead On Leave' tour is exciting news that comes amidst strong, widespread demand and support for paid leave.

Jesse Rifkin

Axelrod Tried Talking Obama Out Of '04 Senate Run: Memoir

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

Longtime Democratic operative and Obama aide David Axelrod tried to talk the president out of running for the U.S. Senate in 2004, according to Axelro...

Dave Jamieson

White House Makes Push For Paid Family Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to sign a memorandum giving federal workers at least six weeks of paid family leave after a child is born, ...

We'll Tell You Exactly What Valerie Jarrett Does

Marcia Greenberger and Nancy Duff Campbell | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Marcia Greenberger and Nancy Duff Campbell

The recent campaign of criticism targeting senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett is, in some sense, unsurprising. But as leaders of some of the nation's largest advocacy organizations, we feel a moral obligation to tear down this half-baked caricature of one of the country's most powerful women.

Tough It Out, Valerie Jarrett

Evan Wolfson | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

The Valerie Jarrett I have come to know and work with has had vision, skill, patience, and passion -- and has been a key engine of this administration's getting important, life-changing, legacy-shaping things done.