The Editors Of ESSENCE Present A Salute To Michelle Obama


Commemorative Book Chronicles First Lady Michelle Obama‘s Inspiring Journey From the South Side of Chicago to The White House Book Also Features Stirring Tributes by Dr. Maya Angelou, Iyanla Vanzant and Marian Robinson All eyes have been on First Lady Michelle Obama since her husband, President Barack Obama, kicked off his first historic presidential campaign…

One Million Moms For Gun Control Urges 113th Congress To Act On First Day


The advocacy group One Million Moms for Gun Control is leveraging the collective power of mothers across the country through social media to demand action on gun control legislation the first day of the new 113(th) Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. “We are asking all members of Congress – including the 90 new members…

President Obama Honors IBM Scientists with National Medal Of Technology And Innovation for Breakthrough That Enabled LASIK Surgery


President Obama Honors IBM Scientists with National Medal Of Technology And Innovation for Breakthrough That Enabled LASIK Surgery Excimer Laser Technology Revolutionized Vision Correction and Surgical Procedures for Millions of People Worldwide President Obama recognized a team of three IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists — James J. Wynne, Rangaswamy Srinivasan and Samuel Blum — with the…

The Hollywood Sign’s Extensive Makeover Completed


Sherwin-Williams Emerald(TM) Paint now protecting this iconic symbol Tinseltown‘s biggest star – The Hollywood Sign – has been restored to its full beauty once again thanks to a historic “face-lift” from Sherwin-Williams and The Hollywood Sign Trust. Over the nine-week refurbishment, the Sign’s nine letters had all existing coatings removed before being primed and painted…

White House Releases New Travel and Tourism Progress Report


  In January 2012 the President issued an Executive Order that laid out a strategy to increase international travel to the United States. Yesterday, the White House released a report from the Departments of State and Homeland Security highlighting the efforts underway and progress made towards reaching the President’s goal of boosting the travel and…