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Obama My Brother's Keeper

Early Reading Critical to Bridging Opportunity Gap for Boys of Color

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Michael Lombardo

For those of us involved in the fight for educational equality, it was especially painful to watch the media coverage of Baltimore this past week. Here is a city that in so many ways is making real and measurable gains.

Obama Says He'll Continue To Work On Racial Equality After He Leaves Office

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

By Julia Edwards May 4 (Reuters) - Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said obstacles...

President Obama Expands Plan To Help Minority Boys

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with edu...

Black Women Are Being Overlooked By This Administration

Salon | Posted 06.17.2014 | Black Voices

On Monday, the White House announced a new executive order that will bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or...

I Am My Brother's Keeper

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Today, as the father of two young women, I can tell you firsthand that while I continue to push for a society that doesn't disenfranchise them, I cannot ignore the reality that our young black men are facing unique and jarring challenges.

Time to Stop the Train: Keeping Our Young Brothers of Color

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This is a moral call that must not just be left to people of color, or to black and Hispanic churches. It must be heard and responded to by all of us, including white leaders, parents, and all of our churches. Because these children are our children. These men are our brothers. Are we our brothers' keepers?

Obama: 'I Got High, Not Always Thinking About The Harm It Could Do'

Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By JESSE J. HOLLAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday launched his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, urg...