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African American History Month at the White House

4:30 ET: The President and First Lady host a reception in recognition of African American History Month, The East Room


138 Responses to “African American History Month at the White House”


  1. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Excited for the event.

  2. 18 GGail
    February 26, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL 😀 😀

  3. 19 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    GGail and Nerdy Wonk….. 🍸
    ⭐ ⭐
    Congrats on your Gold!

  4. 21 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    The Whole World Laughs and Points at Us……Shame!

  5. 27 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    BBL

  6. 28 yardarm756
    February 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I’m just waiting on the party to start……. 😀

  7. 30 57andfemale
    February 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

  8. 31 GGail
    February 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    POTUS & FLOTUS are so good together.

  9. 32 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    February 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    DARN…I MISSED IT…FAMILY EMERGENCY GOING ON…GEESH…:(

  10. February 26, 2015 at 4:52 pm

  11. February 26, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    POTUS, FLOTUS, Malia, and Sasha will be going to Selma next week.

  12. 42 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    February 26, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    BBL..HAVE TO PUT DINNER TOGETHER AND I HAVE SINCERELY LOST MY APPETITE!

  13. 43 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Wow…..self Inflicted Gun Shot…….Wow…..

    • 44 99ts
      February 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      One of the major death reductions related to gun control – suicide

      “The gun buyback also had some unexpected pay-offs. As an ANU economics professor, I collaborated with Christine Neill at Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University to look at the effect of the Australian gun buyback on firearm suicide and homicide rates. Shocking as mass shootings are, they represent a tiny fraction of all gun deaths. If there’s a gun in your home, the person most likely to kill you with it is yourself, followed by your spouse.”
      http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/guns-policy-saving-lives-20130114-2cpny.html

  14. 45 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    The US News Media is all about Fluff and Entertainment……

  15. 48 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Danny, if you are still awake….. 😉 , this one is for YOU, Handsome 🙂

  16. 50 Judith Fardig
    February 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Happy to celebrate EVERY month of the Obama Presidency as African American History Month!

    • 52 carolyn
      February 26, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      He is so embarrassing! I hate to think that he is one of my Senators…….ignorant as can be, and proud of it. The other Senator is a self-righteous, fundamentalist youth camp preacher. The idiocy doesn’t stop.

  17. 53 99ts
    February 26, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Politicians the world over! Our PM is heading off to a New Zealand meeting – just happens to be at the same time as an Australia/NZ match in the Cricket World Cup. Who’d have thought! When I worked for the government, you were NOT allowed to combine a work trip with any vacation/recreation activities. The political class live by different rules.

  18. February 26, 2015 at 5:24 pm

  19. 55 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Wow….the idiocy……seriously?
    When did the Unions in Wisc have Guns, throw grenades, kidnap people, rape, behead, burn people alive, destroy artifacts, hold territory, etc, etc?

    • 56 Nena20409
      February 26, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      • February 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm

        You are going to compare Unions protesters to people who have cut people’s heads off, bury people alive, burn people alive. And that is one of the Republicans front runner for 2016, OMG!!!

  20. 58 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 5:37 pm

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  22. 69 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Sooooooooooo
    😎 😎 😎

  23. 72 sherijr
    February 26, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    welp I missed it. darn it. However, Happy belated Birthday GGail, I hope your day has been nothing but wonderful 🙂 🙂

    • 73 GGail
      February 26, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Oh sherijr – it has been simply everything I could have asked for or wanted for this day to be. {{{Thanks}}}

  24. 74 Nena20409
    February 26, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    • February 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Rep. Peter King said that, but when push comes to shove he is right there supporting those right wing tea party crazy people and it’s gutless do nothing Speaker.

      • 76 Deb
        February 26, 2015 at 6:08 pm

        If some repubs think this is crazy. They should speak up now. They have let the kooks totally hijack their party.

        • February 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm

          You are so right about that Deb. I said the other day that if there are any decent Republicans out there they have allow racists to take over their party. By sitting back remaining silent.

  25. February 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm

  26. 85 Linda
    February 26, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    American Exceptionalism ? I report, you decide.

    Shameful American Democracy Ranks 45th In The World In Electoral Integrity

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/02/26/shameful-american-democracy-ranks-45th-electoral-integrity.html

  27. February 26, 2015 at 6:15 pm

  28. 87 57andfemale
    February 26, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    • 88 99ts
      February 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      I once worked with some people from Colombia – after we had an election they came into work and noted “You have very strange elections, no guns, no fighting”. Great country for the US to share with on election integrity.

  29. February 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm

  30. February 26, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    What’s up with that???

  31. February 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

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  33. February 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Oh, WSJ. Stay you.

  34. February 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    And I use to admire Jim Webb!

  35. February 26, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Neither do I. But I am not surprised. This woman is an idiot. Besides, she doesn’t speak English.

  36. February 26, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Beautiful shot. May God protect you and bring you back home safe, Soldier.

  37. 102 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 26, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    BBL…CRUISING……………

  38. February 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    And now for Black History month…

  39. February 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm

  40. February 26, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    article explains why it is difficult for the DOJ to bring charges in these cases….

    Congress had recently passed amendments guaranteeing former slaves citizenship, equal protection of the laws, due process, and voting rights, which the states (including several under Reconstruction in the South) then ratified.

    Congress passed the Enforcement Act of 1870, part of which survives today as Section 242. As its title suggests, the act enforced the new amendments( by making it a federal crime to deprive any person of his constitutional rights while acting “under color of any law.”

    ~In 1909, Congress had added the requirement that one must “willfully” deprive another of rights in order to violate Section 242. With the addition of the “willful” standard, the court decided, the statute now required a specific intent to violate someone’s constitutional rights. Thus, while the prosecutor may have proven that Screws deprived Hall of his constitutional rights, he hadn’t proven that Screws intended to deprive Hall of these rights. S

  41. February 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm

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  43. February 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    If Democratic politicians are willing to disrespect OUR country’s leader, in favor of a foreign leader, then don’t expect us to respect you. It makes me ASHAMED to be a Democrat.

    I may vote Democrat, but there will be NO more monetary support, and no campaign volunteering, for those who make that choice. I will ask everyone I know, to also stop contributing. I will make it my personal mission. I have contacted both my Senators (Boxer, Feinstein) and my Rep Barbara Lee

    We cannot make our President a laughing stock on the world stage.

    The Honorable Harry Reid
    Minority Leader
    United States Senate
    522 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington DC 20510

    HarryReid: 202-224-3542

    email: http://www.reid.senate.gov/contact
    twitter: @SenatorReid
    facebook: SenatorReid
    YouTube: SenatorReid
    Instagram: senatorreid

    ______________________________________

    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
    Minority Leader
    United States House of Representatives
    233 Cannon HOB
    Washington DC 20515

    Office of the Democratic Leader
    H-204 US Capitol
    Washington DC 20515
    202-225-0100

    Nancy Pelosi: 202-225-4965 and 415-556-4862

    email: http://www.democraticleader.gov/contact-us/
    twitter: @NancyPelosi
    Facebook: NancyPelosi
    YouTube: nancypelosi

  44. 113 PrayerWarriorforObama
    February 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Happy birthday GGail! I hope I’m not too late for the party.

  45. February 26, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Love the term! OBAMANET. Whoever coined the term deserves credit.

    • 115 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 27, 2015 at 8:05 am

      OUR ENERGIZER PRESIDENT HAS KEPT MORE PROMISES THAN ANY IN HISTORY…DESPITE THE CESSPOOL OF FODDER LAID DOWN BY THE REPUGNANTS WHO TO ME CAN BE DEFINED BY ONE WORD…………..’DUNG!’

  46. February 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Need another laugh? Courtesy of Jon Favreau.

  47. February 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Hard to trust when a GOPer says something sane…

    Pa GOPer

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  50. 124 Dudette
    February 26, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Love this! ❤

  51. February 26, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    From 3 ring circus to a freak show? Just add Donald Trump. Ha!

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  54. 130 Dudette
    February 26, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    😀 For GGail

  55. February 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

  56. February 26, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    • February 27, 2015 at 3:12 am

      This development within the Republican Party, which relies on polarizing people over race and religion, was easily predictable. I am not surprised that there was an “anti-semitic whisper campaign” against this seemingly “Top Mo pol” who committed suicide today. Since 2007, Republicans have conducted an overt, as well as a covert “whisper,” campaign falsely alleging that President Obama is a Muslim. My condolences to the family. I hope this tragedy will be thoroughly investigated and the merchants of religious hatred and racial hatred will publicly be exposed.

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  58. February 26, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    • 137 99ts
      February 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks Meta – would be nice if she was just a member of congress 🙂 – but how great that the administration and the Navy realises all that she has been through and what she stands for. The GOP should be forced to see her every waking day to show them the result of their hate and rhetoric

  59. 138 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 27, 2015 at 8:11 am

    SO HAPPY TO SEE BLACK HISTORY CEREMONY YESTERDAY…THANK YOU…WAS IN THE PROCESS OF KILLING MY HUSBAND…BUT MURDER ISN’T LEGAL…WHAT A CLUSTER MUCK!……..NEXT PAGE!


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