The Confederate flag needs to go

Emblems of hate and institutionalized racism should never be symbols in a democracy. After this week’s massacre of innocents in Charleston, SC, it’s time to take down the Confederate flag once and for all, in South Carolina and across the entire American South. Sign & spread the word!


Tell Us: How Are You Your Brother’s Keeper?

The President makes a statement.

President Barack Obama walks with mentees on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Last year, the President launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color, and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

Share with us how you’re helping a young person in your community, or how someone you looked up to helped you get ahead.

P.S. — Join the conversation online and share your stories or videos on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #MyBrothersKeeper, and we’ll feature some of your stories on and White House social media channels over the coming days.

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Shooting in South Carolina

On Wednesday night, a gunman opened fire at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people including pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney. The Department of Justice is opening a hate crime investigation into this tragedy, and yesterday morning, the President gave a statement on the tragedy from the White House Briefing Room.


Your Health and Our Environment: How Can We Protect Both?

On Tuesday, the White House will convene a Summit to bring together health and medical professionals, academics, and other stakeholders to empower people and communities with the information and tools they need to protect public health in the face of climate change.


West Wing Week: “Her Map & Compass”

This week, the President congratulated My Brother’s Keeper mentees, presided over the ceremonial swearing-in of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, and stopped by a congressional baseball game and picnic. Meanwhile, the First Lady crossed the Atlantic in the name of Let Girls Learn and Let’s Move!