Connect with us

In Da House Media

At Essence Fest, Biden-Harris Administration Officials Discuss Impact of Bidenomics and the President’s Efforts to Advance Equity and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans

White House

At Essence Fest, Biden-Harris Administration Officials Discuss Impact of Bidenomics and the President’s Efforts to Advance Equity and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans

On Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to New Orleans for the Global Black Economic Forum at the 2023 Essence Festival of Culture where she participated in a moderated conversation with Thasunda Brown Duckett, Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, on the impact of initiatives from the Biden-Harris Administration that are dedicated to advancing economic opportunity. See her remarks here.

On Friday, the Vice President participated in a moderated conversation with Sunny Hostin, media personality and co-host of

The View, and Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, on issues ranging from protecting reproductive freedom to addressing the maternal health crisis. See her remarks here.

Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield also traveled to New Orleans to participate in the Essence Festival of Culture’s Global Black Economic Forum.

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in White House

To Top