03/20/2014 02:07 pm ET Updated May 14, 2014

My Brother's Keeper: Sons And Brothers Speak Out

My Brother's Keeper is an Obama Administration initiative that seeks to empower boys and young men of color. The effort kicked off in February 2014.

Youth Radio empowers young people by training them in technology and media production. This video highlights the voices of African American young men growing up in Oakland, California, whose lives are touched by many of the issues raised by My Brother's Keeper.

Video Produced by: Chaz Hubbard & Brandon McFarland
Music by: 1-O.A.K
Camera operators: Chaz Hubbard, Jenny Bolario, Luis Flores

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

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