Posts Tagged ‘speech

27
Aug
15

President Obama Shows Love To New Orleans

U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by local residents of an area reconstructed after Hurricane Katrina during a presidential visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“Where the jazz makes you cry, the funerals make you dance, and the bayou makes you believe all kinds of things.”

CNdF5gzWcAAYct0

President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, holds a child as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama holds a child as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America

****

****

A presidential flag on a presidential limo can be seen as President Barack Obama, greets a resident in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CNdPx34WUAI9g-k

President Barack Obama greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a visit to an area reconstructed after Hurricane Katrina, accompanied by New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu (L), during a presidential visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Barack Obama with Mayor Mitch Landrieu

****

****

President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, teases a shy girl as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, holds a young girl as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

****

****

President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, third from right, greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

****

U.S. President Barack Obama sits for lunch at Willie Mae's restaurant near downtown during a presidential visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

President Barack Obama sits for lunch at Willie Mae’s restaurant with young men from My Brother’s Keeper initiative

****

President Barack Obama participates in a roundtable on Hurricane Katrina at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, while visiting for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The roundtable highlighted advancements in national preparedness, showcase Gulf Coast resiliency, mark the achievements of the New Orleans community over the past 10 years with opportunities to build future resilience.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama participates in a roundtable on Hurricane Katrina at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans

****

****

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+pU2ZFYDIuBEl

President Barack Obama speaks during an event to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 27, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. President Obama spoke at the Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center located in the Lower 9th Ward, a largely African-American neighborhood that was one of the hardest hit by the storm

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+xxkv05iuC2Wl

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+6LLxj1vsoHhl

****

****

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+-mon9OG1E_6l

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+N58MsAQuk21l

Four young men who's lives were affected by Hurricane Katrina listen as President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The young men had lunch with the president and discussed resiliency in the face of adversity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+mV8x-o2YOsXl

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+jx-0Q7Xdt7_l

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+qnR1J0WQ05gl

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+Qz3ezqO-w90l

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+Q_kveXWQ4dTl

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+New+Orleans+iYfyzsGt523l

24
Aug
15

The President’s Day

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24, 2015. The White House expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The White House expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders

****

****

President Barack Obama, right, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. embrace on stage at the National Clean Energy Summit Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. The President is scheduled to spend the night in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Members of the audience listen as President Barack Obama speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. The President used the speech to announce a set of executive actions and private sector commitments to accelerate America’s transition to cleaner sources of energy and ways to cut energy waste. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barack+Obama+National+Clean+Energy+Summit+dnpOAXtPO4Rx

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. The President used the speech to announce a set of executive actions and private sector commitments to accelerate America’s transition to cleaner sources of energy and ways to cut energy waste. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama is greeted by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, right, as he arrives to speak at the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. The President used the speech to announce a set of executive actions and other efforts aimed at making it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy improvements. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barack+Obama+National+Clean+Energy+Summit+EnGzZqTdx-gx

President Barack Obama, left, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid wave onstage at the National Clean Energy Summit, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. The President is scheduled to spend the night in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)

U.S. President Barack Obama waves after addressing the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24, 2015. The White House expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Speaks+Clean+IF4hjCWkbvOx

President Barack Obama greets Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev., after giving remarks at the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. The President used the speech to announce a set of executive actions and private sector commitments to accelerate America’s transition to cleaner sources of energy and ways to cut energy waste. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barack+Obama+National+Clean+Energy+Summit+g90mbZSAJ1rx

17
Aug
15

We The People: The President Speaks

 ****

President Barack Obama: President Obama’s Letter To The Editor

‘We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union. …’’ It’s a cruel irony that the words that set our democracy in motion were used as part of the so-called literacy test designed to deny Rosanell and so many other African-Americans the right to vote. Yet more than 70 years ago, as she defiantly delivered the Preamble to our Constitution, Rosanell also reaffirmed its fundamental truth. What makes our country great is not that we are perfect, but that with time, courage and effort, we can become more perfect. What makes America special is our capacity to change. Nearly three decades after Rosanell testified to her unbroken faith in this country, that faith was vindicated.

The Voting Rights Act put an end to literacy tests and other forms of discrimination, helping to close the gap between our promise that all of us are created equal and our long history of denying some of us the right to vote. The impact was immediate, and profound — the percentage of African-Americans registered to vote skyrocketed in the years after the Voting Rights Act was passed. But as Rutenberg chronicles, from the moment the ink was dry on the Voting Rights Act, there has been a concentrated effort to undermine this historic law and turn back the clock on its progress. I am where I am today only because men and women like Rosanell Eaton refused to accept anything less than a full measure of equality. Their efforts made our country a better place. It is now up to us to continue those efforts. Congress must restore the Voting Rights Act.

More here

****

05
Aug
15

The President’s Day

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Discusses+Nuclear+hPk3gMV-cVSl

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at American University in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke about the nuclear deal reached with Iran

****

****

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Discusses+Nuclear+9liNINFs6m4l

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Discusses+Nuclear+CcL12ztyhwXl

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Discusses+Nuclear+Q9t7oEkMh1Bl

****

****

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Discusses+Nuclear+m5VHOZSBlpNl

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Discusses+Nuclear+KCk1jt9DCLIl

****

****

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Discusses+Nuclear+CxFk3vEw1dDl

****

****

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Discusses+Nuclear+L6gPIQKzwNkl

2778a982d71c66b494fb2c1adf681c5dfeb1fb9b

05
Aug
15

President Obama Speaks On The Iran Nuclear Deal

****

11:20AM ET: President Obama delivers remarks on the nuclear deal reached with Iran
at American University in D.C.

03
Aug
15

The President’s Day

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+louLU1RZ0B2l

****

****

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+cMetBCFjpxxl

President Barack Obama participates in a town hall-style question-and-answer session with participants from the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Identified as Sub-Saharan Africa’s ‘most promising young leaders,’ 500 people were invited by the U.S. State Department for the three-day summit where they interact with representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+hgYRCb0EKsNl

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship participants sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to President Barack Obama

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+zavGyhJOr-0l

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+JR2SN5mfSRkl

President Barack Obama embraces Nigerian disability-rights activist and musician Grace Alache Jerry

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+exc1pietq41l

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+gxll_3C2OHxl

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+uDKxUFjEZnml

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+kINqQVhEikCl

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Addresses+Young+8hMkU5mrX3Ql

****

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Unveils+Clean+me4CygvMhI8l

President Barack Obama speaks about climate change during an event in the East Room at the White House. President Obama announced a major climate change plan aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s coal-burning power plants

****

****

President Barack Obama arrives to speak about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Unveils+Clean+0YJPs-CPbaDl

President Barack Obama arrives in the East Room at the White House in Washington,  Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, to speak about his Clean Power Plan. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barack+Obama+President+Obama+Unveils+Clean+eKbBxWcYqgGl

03
Aug
15

President Obama delivers remarks on the Clean Power Plan

****

2:15PM ET: President Obama delivers remarks on the Clean Power Plan

03
Aug
15

President Obama delivers remarks at the YALI Summit

****

11:10AM ET: President Obama delivers remarks at the Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit




@POTUS

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@blog44

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

@Lib_Librarian

@Our4thEstate

@DaRiverZkind

@zizii2

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 32,216,949 hits
August 2015
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31