Read Former President Barack Obama's Tweets
Today I’m tipping my hat to all the giants in the Negro Leagues, from Satchel Paige to Toni Stone and so many others. Their brave example, first set 100 years ago, changed America’s pastime for the better––opening it up for new generations of players and fans alike.
In the afternoon of June 26, 2015, @BarackObama traveled to Charleston to eulogize Reverend Pinckney after a racist shooting at Mother Emanuel AME church. President Obama began to speak of grace. Then he sang. Go behind the scenes of this moment in part two of our series.
👉 En exclusiva el expresidente @BarackObama envió un mensaje especial a los hispanos sobre la importancia de salir a votar.
I’m joining my friend @JoeBiden tomorrow to talk about everything that’s at stake in this election.
I hope you’ll join us, too. This is a critical moment in our history––and all of us have to do our part to build this country into what we know it can be.
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Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It's a celebration of progress. It's an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible––and there is still so much work to do.
Opinion | Why Juneteenth Matters
It was black Americans who delivered on Lincoln’s promise of “a new birth of freedom.”
...and now to stand up for those ideals, we have to move forward and elect @JoeBiden and a Democratic Congress that does its job, protects DREAMers, and finally creates a system that’s truly worthy of this nation of immigrants once and for all.
Eight years ago this week, we protected young people who were raised as part of our American family from deportation. Today, I'm happy for them, their families, and all of us. We may look different and come from everywhere, but what makes us American are our shared ideals…
And here are two more essays that powerfully express the hope, heart, grief, and rage that are driving this moment of potential change.
Racism Is Terrible. Blackness Is Not:
The Trayvon Generation: https://t.co/HtnRelulCP
Racism Is Terrible. Blackness Is Not.
So many people taught us to be more than the hatred heaped upon us.
These Nashville teenagers are representative of the remarkable leadership we’re seeing from young people across the country and around the world.
Opinion | These Kids Are Done Waiting for Change
In less than a week, six Nashville teenagers created a march that drew 10,000 peaceful protesters and gave hope to a whole city.
Today reminds us that progress might be slow. It might take decades. But no matter what things might look like today, it’s always possible. Happy Pride month, everybody.
This young generation makes me optimistic about our future. By protesting, they’re speaking up and shining a light on injustice––and one way we can support them is to vote for people who’ll change the laws on every level.
17-year-old Mission District teen leads protest of thousands in San Francisco
From the steps of Mission High School in San Francisco, 17-year-old Simone Jacques...
In Columbia, Maryland, young people wielded social media to connect across boundaries, amplify voices, and enact some real change.
Youth-led group behind Columbia’s Black Lives Matter protest discusses what it takes to organize in 2020
On Tuesday, a 17-person group of 18- to 21-year-olds organized the largest protest in Howard County history, according to Shawn Gladden, executive dir...
This group of Nashville teens led a peaceful march with tens of thousands of people in their community.
Teenagers join pantheon of Nashville youth who harnessed peaceful protests to urge change
Floyd, who was black, died last week in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen young people in every corner of the country step up and become leaders. Through organization and mobilization, they’re showing us how we can sustain this momentum to bring about real change.
Protests Are Being Held in Small Cities and Towns Across the U.S.—And Young People Are Leading the Charge
Protests have grown widespread across the country with huge turnout in smaller cities and rural communities throughout the U.S.