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Breadcrumb Open for Question with News One, Hello Beautiful, Black Planet, The Urban Daily & Grio

This afternoon, Ambassador Kirk will join fellow Administration officials to participate in a special "Open for Questions" event at  Read more about the event below.

On Monday, September 12th, the White House will host a special “Open for Questions” event with Interactive One, that includes News One, Hello Beautiful, Black Planet, The Urban Daily and Grio. 


Last week, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act before a Joint Session of Congress. To create more jobs now, the President is sending Congress a plan that puts more people back to work and puts more money in the pockets of working Americans. On Monday, September 12th, at 4:00 p.m. EDT Obama Administration officials will answer questions submitted through Interactive One websites during a live event that you won’t want to miss. 


Participating Obama Administration include:

  • Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council

  • Shaun Donovan, US Secretary for Housing and Urban Development

  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama

  • Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the US Small Business

  • Administration

  • Ambassador Ron Kirk, US Trade Representative

  • Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council

Right now, you can submit questions through Interactive One’s site:

On Monday, September 12th at 4:00 p.m. EDT, we hope you’ll watch and engage live: 

  • Watch live on or on Interactive One’s sites. 

  • Ask the panel questions on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat