PBO @ HowardU & VP Biden @ DSU Commencement 2016

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO DELIVER HOWARD UNIVERSITY 2016 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

Washington, D.C., (April 14, 2016) Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, announced today that United States President, Barack H. Obama, will deliver the keynote address during Howard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The President will address members of the Class of 2016 and their families, University trustees, officers, faculty, staff, and alumni.

For more: https://www2.howard.edu/president-barack-obama-deliver-howard-university-2016-commencement-address

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Howard University’s Class of 2016
President Obama – Commencement Speaker
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 10:45 AM ET
Upper Quadrangle, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Live Stream: https://www2.howard.edu/events/commencement

#HowardU16


 

Vice President Joseph Biden
Vice President Joseph Biden

VP Joe Biden to Give May 7 Commencement Address

 April 12, 2016

Delaware State University is proud to announce that Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will deliver remarks at the May 7 DSU Commencement Ceremony, during which time the University will launch its celebration of its 125th anniversary as an institution of higher education.

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden will be the first American vice president  to speak at a DSU Commencement Ceremony.

For more: http://www.desu.edu/news/vp-joe-biden-give-may-7-commencement-address

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Delaware State University’s Class of 2016
Vice President Joe Biden – Commencement Speaker
Saturday, May 7 @ 9:30 AM ET
Wellness and Recreation Center, Delaware State University, Dover, DE

Live Stream: https://youtu.be/Q50nl5SKCGo 

#DSU16

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23 thoughts on “PBO @ HowardU & VP Biden @ DSU Commencement 2016

  1. WH

    Friday, May 6, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

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    President Obama to Deliver a Statement on the Economy

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

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    President Obama meets with Secretary of Defense Carter

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    • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO DELIVER HOWARD UNIVERSITY 2016 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

      Washington, D.C., (April 14, 2016) Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, announced today that United States President, Barack H. Obama, will deliver the keynote address during Howard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The President will address members of the Class of 2016 and their families, University trustees, officers, faculty, staff, and alumni.

      “It is an extraordinary honor and privilege for the Howard University community to welcome President Barack H. Obama to our campus to deliver the 2016 commencement address,” said Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. “The President’s commitment to education, especially for those who can least afford it, dovetails with Howard’s commitment to provide these same students with a rigorous, intellectually-stimulating, and academically-challenging educational experience. As we look into the not so distant future, Howard will commemorate its 150th Anniversary in March 2017, emboldened by a legacy of addressing disparities that are inextricably intertwined with this nation’s legacy of equality and inclusivity. President Obama’s own legacy gives the Howard Community great expectations for the leadership footprint it will leave on America and the globe,” added Frederick.

      https://www2.howard.edu/president-barack-obama-deliver-howard-university-2016-commencement-address

      • May 07, 2016

        Remarks by the President at Howard University Commencement Ceremony

        Howard University
        Washington, D.C.

        11:47 A.M. EDT

        THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! Hello, Howard! (Applause.) H-U!

        AUDIENCE: You know!

        THE PRESIDENT: H-U!

        AUDIENCE: You know!

        THE PRESIDENT: (Laughter.) Thank you so much, everybody. Please, please, have a seat. Oh, I feel important now. Got a degree from Howard. Cicely Tyson said something nice about me. (Laughter.)

        AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you, President!

        THE PRESIDENT: I love you back.

        To President Frederick, the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, fellow recipients of honorary degrees, thank you for the honor of spending this day with you. And congratulations to the Class of 2016! (Applause.) Four years ago, back when you were just freshmen, I understand many of you came by my house the night I was reelected. (Laughter.) So I decided to return the favor and come by yours.

        To the parents, the grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, all the family and friends who stood by this class, cheered them on, helped them get here today — this is your day, as well. Let’s give them a big round of applause, as well. (Applause.)

        I’m not trying to stir up any rivalries here; I just want to see who’s in the house. We got Quad? (Applause.) Annex. (Applause.) Drew. Carver. Slow. Towers. And Meridian. (Applause.) Rest in peace, Meridian. (Laughter.) Rest in peace.

        I know you’re all excited today. You might be a little tired, as well. Some of you were up all night making sure your credits were in order. (Laughter.) Some of you stayed up too late, ended up at HoChi at 2:00 a.m. (Laughter.) Got some mambo sauce on your fingers. (Laughter.)

        But you got here. And you’ve all worked hard to reach this day. You’ve shuttled between challenging classes and Greek life. You’ve led clubs, played an instrument or a sport. You volunteered, you interned. You held down one, two, maybe three jobs. You’ve made lifelong friends and discovered exactly what you’re made of. The “Howard Hustle” has strengthened your sense of purpose and ambition.

        Which means you’re part of a long line of Howard graduates. Some are on this stage today. Some are in the audience. That spirit of achievement and special responsibility has defined this campus ever since the Freedman’s Bureau established Howard just four years after the Emancipation Proclamation; just two years after the Civil War came to an end. They created this university with a vision — a vision of uplift; a vision for an America where our fates would be determined not by our race, gender, religion or creed, but where we would be free — in every sense — to pursue our individual and collective dreams.

        For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/07/remarks-president-howard-university-commencement-ceremony

    • VP Joe Biden to Give May 7 Commencement Address

      April 12, 2016

      Delaware State University is proud to announce that Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will deliver remarks at the May 7 DSU Commencement Ceremony, during which time the University will launch its celebration of its 125th anniversary as an institution of higher education.

      The Honorable Joseph R. Biden will be the first American vice president to speak at a DSU Commencement Ceremony.

      For more: http://www.desu.edu/news/vp-joe-biden-give-may-7-commencement-address

      • 9:30 AM ET
        Vice President Joe Biden delivers the commencement address at Delaware State University’s Class of 2016
        Wellness and Recreation Center, Delaware State University, Dover, DE

  2. May 06, 2016

    Remarks by the President on the Economy

    James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

    **Please see below for a correction, marked with an asterisk.

    12:16 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Seven years ago, in April of 2009, our economy lost nearly 700,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate hit 9 percent on its way to 10 percent.

    Seven years later, in April 2016, our economy added 160,000 new jobs. That makes April the 74th consecutive month of private sector job growth in America. Over that record streak of job growth, our businesses have created 14.6 million new jobs in all. Wages have been rising at an annual rate of more than 3 percent this year.

    So the *unemployment rate [economy] has been growing, unemployment has been falling, and wages have been rising. But the global economy, as many people here are aware, is not growing as fast as it should be. You’re still seeing lagging growth in places like Europe, Japan, and now China. Here in the United States, there are folks out there who are still hurting. And so we’ve got to do everything we can to strengthen the good trends and to guard against some dangerous trends in the global economy. And if the Republican Congress joined us to take some steps that are pretty common-sense, then we could put some additional wind at the backs of working Americans.

    To create new jobs, they should invest in our infrastructure — our roads, our bridges, our schools, our water mains. Some of you joined me when I went to Flint this week. It was a great example of the kind of work that is out there to be done. And we could be putting people all across this country back to work, with huge multiplier effects across the economy, if we started investing in the infrastructure that will make us more productive.

    To reward some of the hardest-working people in America, Congress should raise the minimum wage. This is something that would not only help those individuals who are getting a bigger paycheck, but it also means they’re spending more, and that would be a boost to business.

    To level the playing field for American workers and crack down on unfair foreign competition, they should pass smart new trade agreements.

    And Congress should reform our tax code to promote growth and job creation, which includes closing wasteful loopholes and simplifying the tax code for everybody.

    I’ve been talking about this for a while. Only Congress can fully close the loopholes that wealthy individuals and powerful corporations all too often take advantage of, often at the expense of middle-class families. If they’re getting out of paying their fair share of taxes, that means that the rest of us have to shoulder that burden. And I’ve put forward plans repeatedly to do exactly that — close loopholes, make sure that everybody is paying their fair share, which would not only give people greater confidence in the system, but would be good for our economy. It would make sure that families and small businesses — who don’t have fancy lawyers and fancy accountants — are being treated the same as big corporations who do.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/06/remarks-president-economy

    • May 05, 2016

      Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Announces Steps to Strengthen Financial Transparency, and Combat Money Laundering, Corruption, and Tax Evasion

      Actions build on ongoing efforts to combat money laundering, corruption, and tax evasion

      Today, the Administration announced several important steps to combat money laundering, corruption, and tax evasion, and called upon Congress to take additional action to address these critical issues.

      The United States has long led the global efforts to combat money laundering, corruption, and offshore tax evasion, and pursue the bad actors – including tax cheats, kleptocrats, and other criminals – who abuse the financial system or shell companies and other legal entities. Today’s actions build upon the substantial progress the United States and its global partners have made to date in strengthening the global financial system and providing greater transparency, so that criminals and tax cheats cannot hide their activities using anonymous shell companies and other legal entities. These efforts are critical to preventing criminals from using the global financial system to launder proceeds from corruption or other illegal activities, finance criminal activity or even terrorism, evade international sanctions regimes, or evade taxes.

      In recent weeks, the disclosure of the so-called “Panama Papers” – millions of leaked documents reportedly revealing the use of anonymous offshore shell companies – has brought the issues of illicit financial activity and tax evasion into the spotlight. The Panama Papers underscore the importance of the efforts the United States has taken domestically, and the efforts we have undertaken with our international partners, to address these shared challenges.

      Today, the Administration is taking the following steps:

      * Announcing new Administrative actions to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and tax evasion
      * Putting forward new legislative proposals to strengthen our tools to fight corruption and money laundering
      * Calling on Congress to act on long-overdue proposals that help crack down on tax evasion

      Enhancing Financial Transparency Through “Customer Due Diligence” Rules

      Closing a Loophole that Enables Foreigners to Hide Behind Anonymous Entities Formed in the United States

      Calling Upon Congress to Provide Additional Tools to Combat Illicit Financial Activity and Tax Evasion

      Background: Prior and Ongoing Administration Efforts to Address Illicit Financial Activity and Tax Evasion

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/05/fact-sheet-obama-administration-announces-steps-strengthen-financial

  3. West Wing Week 5/6/16 or, “But Is It?”

    Published on May 6, 2016

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and beyond. This week, the Vice President rounded out his trip overseas with a visit to both the Holy See and the Eternal City — and the First Lady headed to Los Angeles and Missouri. The President bid farewell to the current class of White House interns, hosted some of the biggest names in jazz, honored the teacher of the year & Cinco de Mayo, traveled to Flint, Michigan, and gave his final toast and roast at the annual White House Correspondence Dinner. That’s April 29th to May 5th or…”But Is It?”

  4. WH

    Saturday, May 7, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    Vice President Joe Biden delivers the commencement address at Delaware State University’s Class of 2016
    Wellness and Recreation Center, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
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    President Obama delivers the commencement address for Howard University’s Class of 2016
    Upper Quadrangle, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

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    Sunday, May 8, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    First Lady Michelle Obama joins Prince Harry to celebrate the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
    Disney World, Orlando, FL

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  6. The Invictus Games

    The Invictus Games are about survival in the face of adversity and the strength of the human spirit. They will send a positive message about life beyond disability.

    Over 400 competitors from 13 nations will take part in the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. Teams will come from the armed forces of nations that have served alongside each other. The Games will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.

    The event, which is championed by Prince Harry, will be a celebration of resilience and passion. The Games will shine a spotlight on Armed Forces personnel and veterans who have put their lives on the line for their country demonstrating how they and their families are valued, respected and supported. For competitors, it will offer a memorable, inspiring and energising experience in their journey of recovery.

    The Invictus Games are about survival in the face of adversity and the strength of the human spirit. They will send a positive message about life beyond disability.

    For more: http://invictusgames.org

    • May 08, 2016

      Remarks by the First Lady at the 2016 Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

      ESPN Worldwide Sports Center
      Orlando, Florida

      10:03 P.M. EDT

      MRS. OBAMA: Well, hello everyone! (Applause.) Are we having fun tonight? (Applause.) Well, it is truly an honor to be here tonight to help kick off this year’s Invictus Games.

      I, of course, want to start by thanking Prince Harry for his outstanding leadership and for bringing the Invictus Games here to Orlando. He is truly our Prince Charming, isn’t he? (Applause.) And he should be proud of himself for this work.

      Now, in return, I have generously asked the U.S. Team not to win too much, right? (Laughter.) It’s really the least we can do, right? (Laughter.) But seriously, I have loved getting to know Prince Harry and his remarkable family. And I am thrilled to join him here tonight with all of you.

      I also want to recognize a devoted advocate for our men and women in uniform — the Honorary Chair of these Games, and our friend, former President George W. Bush, and our fabulous former First Lady, Laura Bush. (Applause.) And of course, I want to thank Ken Fisher and his family for their tremendous support of this event, but more importantly, for their tireless commitment over many years to our military community. Ken, you’re amazing. (Applause.)

      But most of all, I’m here to honor all of you — our extraordinary servicemembers, our veterans and, of course, our military families. You all are amazing. (Applause.) Truly amazing.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/08/remarks-first-lady-2016-invictus-games-opening-ceremony

  7. May 07, 2016

    Weekly Address: Happy Mother’s Day From President Obama

    Remarks of President Barack Obama as Delivered
    Weekly Address
    The White House
    May 7, 2016

    Hello, everybody. In our house, everybody knows that President is only the third-most important job in the family. So this weekend, I’m going to take a little extra time to say thank you to Michelle for the remarkable way she does the most important job: being a mom. And I’m going to give extra thanks to my mother-in-law for the role model she’s always been to Michelle and the countless selfless ways in which she’s helped Michelle and me raise Malia and Sasha. I am incredibly lucky to have women who help me raise, love, and look after our girls.

    I hope you’ll also take a moment to say thank you to the women in your life who love you in that special way mothers do. Biological moms, adoptive moms, and foster moms; single moms, grandmoms and godmothers; aunts and mentors – whomever you think of when you think of Mother’s Day. Or take a moment, like I will, to remember the moms who raised us, whose big hearts sustained us, and whom we miss every day, no matter how old we get.

    Giving flowers is always a good idea. But I hope that on this Mother’s Day, we’ll recommit ourselves to doing more than that: Through deeds that match our words, let’s give mothers the respect they deserve, give all women the equality they deserve, and give all parents the support they need in their most important roles.

    That includes paid maternity and paternity leave, sick leave, accommodations for workers who are pregnant, good health care, affordable child care, flexibility at work, equal pay, and a decent minimum wage. We ask our mothers to do more than their fair share of just about everything. Making sure they’re treated fairly is the least we can do.

    The idea of setting aside a Sunday in May for our mothers became an official holiday with a Congressional resolution a little more than 100 years ago. They did it on May 8 – the same day we’ll celebrate Mother’s Day this year. If Congress can make a holiday, surely they can back it up with the things that give it meaning. After all, that’s what my mother taught me. I couldn’t just say I was going to do the right thing, or say I agreed with it on principle. I had to actually do it.

    So this Mother’s Day, say thank you. Say, “I love you.” And let’s make sure we show that gratitude and appreciation through acts of respect throughout the year. No one deserves that more than our moms.

    Happy Mother’s Day, and have a great weekend.

  8. Victory Europe Day – 71st Anniversary

    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day, or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany‘s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

    On 30 April, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin. Germany’s surrender, therefore, was authorized by his successor, Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg Government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.

    For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victory_in_Europe_Day

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