Joe Biden Archives

Biden signs into law bill making lynching a federal hate crime

April 7, 2022

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, that makes lynching a federal hate crime, acknowledging how racial violence has left a lasting scar on the nation and asserting that these crimes are not a relic of a bygone era. At a White House Rose Garden signing ceremony, the President… [Read More]

Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to be first Black woman to sit on Supreme Court

March 3, 2022

President Joe Biden on Friday, February 25, 2022, nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed American segregation. Introducing Jackson at the White House, Biden declared, “I believe it’s time that… [Read More]

The Milwaukee Bucks are the first NBA champions to visit the White House since 2016

November 11, 2021

President Joe Biden welcomed the reigning NBA champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, to the White House on Monday, November 8, 2021, making them the first NBA champions to visit since 2016. “In sport and in a democracy, unity perhaps is the most elusive thing and the most necessary thing,” Biden said. “But that’s who this team… [Read More]

President Biden nominates three Black women for Federal Court of Appeals

May 6, 2021

Remember these names: Ketanji Brown Jackson, Tiffany Cunningham, and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi. These are President Joseph Biden’s first three nominations for the federal Court of Appeals. In 2020, Biden pledged to name the first African American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. A number of retirements are expected from the federal judiciary now that Donald Trump… [Read More]

A new era begins: The Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

January 21, 2021

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. It was a mixed celebration as Vice President Harris is the first female, and Black and Asian vice president, and the new administration marks a big change from the administration… [Read More]

President-elect Biden chooses all-female White House press team

December 3, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has named an all-female senior communications team for his upcoming administration. More than half of the seven positions will be filled by women of color. The choices are part of Biden’s effort to create an administration that, in his words, “actually looks like America.” Biden’s campaign communications director, Kate Bedingfield, will serve… [Read More]

Yes, we have a new President and Vice President!

November 12, 2020

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, after 5 long days of ballot counting, former Vice President Joe Biden was elected as our nation’s 46th president and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris as vice president. Despite COVID-19, more people voted in this election than ever before, many by absentee ballot. Earlier on election day Donald Trump… [Read More]

It’s official: Biden/Harris 2020

August 13, 2020

After months of speculation, presidential candidate Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, making history by selecting the first Black and South Asian American woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to… [Read More]

Who will Joe Biden pick as his Vice President nominee?

August 6, 2020

Joe Biden will make the all-important decision about who will be his vice presidential candidate in the coming days. A former vice president himself, Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has committed to selecting a woman as his running mate, and a number of high-profile public figures are seen as the top contenders. While he is… [Read More]