Today, the White House will be hosting two Black History Month events featuring Taraji P. Henson, Nneka Ogwumike, Sloane Stephens and six Black leaders in the President’s historic cabinet. Please tune in!

11:00AM ET: Making Black History (Livestreamed with The Grio)

The White House is celebrating Black History Month on Thursday with a historic convening of Black Cabinet members. The convening will include a moderated roundtable discussion that will spotlight the unprecedented inclusion of six Black leaders in the President’s Cabinet and highlight the importance and significance of Black leadership in key policy areas including military service, housing, environment, foreign affairs, and the economy.

The White House has partnered exclusively with The Grio to livestream this event at 11AM ET.

Secretary Lloyd Austin, Department of Defense
Secretary Marcia Fudge, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Administrator Michael Regan, Environmental Protection Agency
Acting Director Shalanda Young, Office of Management and Budget
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United States Mission to the United Nations
Chair Cecilia Rouse, Council of Economic Advisors
Senior Advisor to the President Cedric Richmond (Moderator)



2:00PM ET: Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community

Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice and SAMHSA Administrator Miriam Delphin-Rittmon will be joined by Taraji P. Henson, Nneka Ogwumike, and Sloane Stephens who will share their personal stories around mental health and wellness and discuss policy solutions put forth by the Biden-Harris Administration.

Actress Taraji Henson
WNBA Player Nneka Ogwumike
Professional Tennis Player Sloane Stephens
SAMHSA Administrator Miriam Delphin-Rittmon
Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice (Moderator)