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Obama To Launch ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative For Young Men Of Color
newsone.com ^ | 2/11/14 | D.L. Chandler

Posted on 02/12/2014 7:51:58 AM PST by Nachum

President Barack Obama (pictured) has been aggressively pushing an agenda that strengthens the core of the nation via education, job creation, and supporting middle class families. Now the administration will turn its aim to improve the lives of young men of color via an initiative titled “My Brother’s Keeper.”

Although the President has shied away from race matters in the past, there has been an undeniable shift in focus from the White House regarding the plight of young people of color who have been disproportionately slammed by poverty, lack of opportunity, and unfair prison sentences.

According to a Washington Post report, the President will officially announce the launch of this new plan this Thursday, and it comes at a critical point in his second term. President Obama has endured heavy criticism from Black leaders and other minority groups for not tailoring his policies toward their needs.

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Although the President has shied away from race matters in the past,

He's the president and can do whatever he wants.

1 posted on 02/12/2014 7:51:58 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 02/12/2014 7:52:26 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Anyone going to tell him this biblical reference comes from that nasty little Cain & Abel incident?


3 posted on 02/12/2014 7:53:43 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Nachum

Another “I hate whitey” move.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 7:54:58 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
Obama To Launch ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative For Young Men Of Color

So he's changing the job description of "Parole Officer" to "Brother Keeper"?

5 posted on 02/12/2014 7:55:08 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Nachum

That mentoring is needed and can be a life transforming intervention is not disputed. I would not want the author of the poem ‘Pop’ touching it at any stage however.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 7:55:08 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Nachum

“My Brother’s Keeper?” Really now? Doesn’t this guy”s real-life half brother live in a hut in Nairobi on less tha $100 per year?


7 posted on 02/12/2014 7:55:32 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Nachum

True brotherhood would be all of us helping one another, not just black youth helping only black youth.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 7:56:26 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Nachum

It’s always about the words and the slogan with this guy. Never the action.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 7:56:40 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Nachum

I suppose this theme “my brother’s keeper” instead of, say, one to promote families made up of married, heterosexual spouses, allows him to continue to promote gay rights’ agendas.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 7:56:45 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Nachum

Shied away?! That is all that guy’s about.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 7:56:54 AM PST by madison10
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To: Nachum

And only SIX YEARS after he was elected too!


12 posted on 02/12/2014 7:57:05 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t it racist to have a program for young men of color?

Liberals sometimes tell us it’s racist to talk about black gang members and such, as they tell us that there are white boys who get in trouble with the law.

So let’s hold the liberals to their criteria, and talk about programs for all troubled boys and young men, not just “young men of color”.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 7:58:02 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Nachum
Although the President has shied away from race matters in the past...

Did this author just seriously write that?

14 posted on 02/12/2014 7:58:28 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Nachum

And yet he does nothing for his brother in Kenya who lives in a hut.

Oh wait! I forgot he can’t vote.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 7:58:40 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: Nachum

Soooooo government approved racism and discrimination....


16 posted on 02/12/2014 7:58:42 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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"Anyone going to tell him this biblical reference comes from that nasty little Cain & Abel incident?"

Well, maybe the program is to keep blacks from killing blacks. But the looney left is going to turn on him big time if they think he's gone even a little biblical on them.

17 posted on 02/12/2014 7:58:59 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Milton Miteybad

AN OVERSIGHT! the kenyan is only his HALF BROTHER.

the My Half Brothers Keeper Agenda will be released in early April...very near the FIrst of the month....


18 posted on 02/12/2014 7:59:54 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Scotswife

I’m glad you mention that Cain and Abel story.

Obama has said that he was attracted to Christianity by tenets such as our being our brother’s keeper and our sister’s keeper.

For Obama to completely misinterpret and mangle a Bible story shows how little he really understands Christianity. Yet he cites this as his reason for being a Christian.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 8:00:57 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sacajaweau

Empowering his own kind with favoritism. I hought that went against the whole “We are the World” mantra pogressivism shoves down our throats... Unless he’s king and it’s “I do whatever I want” decree...


20 posted on 02/12/2014 8:01:14 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Nachum

this is very “New Jack City”.

(for those in rio linda, it is a line in the movie)


21 posted on 02/12/2014 8:01:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nachum
My advice to Young Men Of Color: RUN! Run for your life!

Nothing good will come out of this program.
They want to make more brainwashed Obama-bots.
Get a job instead. Any Job. Learn a work skill. Anything that makes you more employable.

22 posted on 02/12/2014 8:01:32 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Nachum

Uh..... what particular color does one have to be ?


23 posted on 02/12/2014 8:02:27 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Nachum

I thought Holder was out saying that prisons were brother keepers. I’m confused.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 8:02:46 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Nachum
How many programs do we, the taxpayers, have to fund before the dems realize they don't work. Oh...that's right, they'll never admit it. They'll also never admit it's the breakdown of families, the culture of crime & welfare that help to promote the problem. Yes, call me racist, that's help things too.
25 posted on 02/12/2014 8:03:48 AM PST by zlala (Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, KIA 4-23-13, Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan.)
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To: firebrand
not just black youth helping only black youth.

Besides, the Crips and Bloods already got that concession.

26 posted on 02/12/2014 8:04:16 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Nachum

Didn’t O’Reilly challenge Obama to do something about young black men fathering children, but not staying around to raise and support their family during his Superbowl interview?


27 posted on 02/12/2014 8:04:36 AM PST by Walleye_Walter (Not all Libs are stupid, but all stupid people are Libs)
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To: bushbuddy

“And yet he does nothing for his brother in Kenya who lives in a hut.”

It’s gotten so bad that people in Kenya now are saying Obama’s 100 percent American.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 8:04:45 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Scotswife
Anyone going to tell him this biblical reference comes from that nasty little Cain & Abel incident?

He knows full well what 'brother's keeper' refers to, but the devil is in the details.

29 posted on 02/12/2014 8:04:57 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: firebrand

Don’t worry, you and I and all other White Folks will be paying for it.

After all it’s “White Folks” greed that leaves the world in need.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 8:07:38 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What do we want?

Melanin justice!

When do we want it?

Now!


31 posted on 02/12/2014 8:07:57 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: UCANSEE2

Maybe a new college BA program. Black Male Studies. Hire thousands of teachers, raise tuition for everyone by 50% so black males can learn about themselves.

Oh yeah, and with the college degree required for jobs these days, they can take away jobs from skilled white middle 50’s applicants who lost their jobs due to other “studies” programs.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 8:08:53 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“”Isn’t it racist to have a program for young men of color?””

This was one of the subjects that O’Reilly touched on in his interview - why hadn’t he put emphasis on problems in the black families? Guess it hadn’t dawned on him before that but now he’ll get busy. Of course, his answer to BOR was he’d already been doing that!!!


33 posted on 02/12/2014 8:09:44 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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Maybe a new college BA program. Black Male Studies.

Sounds like that's what that pervert Missouri football player majored in.

34 posted on 02/12/2014 8:10:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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35 posted on 02/12/2014 8:11:28 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Nachum
young people of color who have been disproportionately slammed by poverty, lack of opportunity, and unfair prison sentences their own poor choices.

ok then, fixed that so now it's truthful!
36 posted on 02/12/2014 8:11:52 AM PST by Shimmer1
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To: Walleye_Walter

“”Didn’t O’Reilly challenge Obama to do something about young black men fathering children, but not staying around to raise and support their family during his Superbowl interview?””

You are correct. I hadn’t seen your post when I posted...


37 posted on 02/12/2014 8:12:05 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Nachum

Shame the baby-daddy thugs. Push for it to be a societal no-no to abandon your kids.

Rap used to push this in the 90’s.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 8:13:37 AM PST by struggle
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To: Nachum
Obama To Launch ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative For Young Men Of Color


39 posted on 02/12/2014 8:15:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

Good luck in getting them to sign up. Whenever I do volunteer fundraisers, blacks are almost non-existent.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 8:16:49 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

Outstanding examples of progress will be given the “Mark of Cain.” /sarc


41 posted on 02/12/2014 8:17:19 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Nachum

Obama has done absolutely NOTHING to help the middle class in this country. This article starts with a lie and stays with that course...


42 posted on 02/12/2014 8:18:38 AM PST by GOPJ ("Washington Redskins" - Keep the Name. Change the mascot to a potato. - FR hoosiermama)
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To: Nachum

This has to be satire,or Jay Lenos last monologue


43 posted on 02/12/2014 8:20:18 AM PST by ballplayer
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“My Brother’s Keeper?” Really now? Doesn’t this guy”s real-life half brother live in a hut in Nairobi on less tha $100 per year?

Good one Milton. My guess is this initiative was thought up by some guilty white liberal elites in Obama's Administration.... It has all the earmarks...

44 posted on 02/12/2014 8:22:57 AM PST by GOPJ ("Washington Redskins" - Keep the Name. Change the mascot to a potato. - FR hoosiermama)
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To: Thank You Rush

Thank you, ‘Thank You Rush’. (couldn’t resist that!)

Maybe Obama, Pelosi, et. al. do pay attention to FOX News, no matter how much they bash FOX.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 8:24:37 AM PST by Walleye_Walter (Not all Libs are stupid, but all stupid people are Libs)
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To: Nachum
“I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing especially tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential,” said the President during the address. A White House official told the Washington Post that, with the help of community and business leaders, the initiative will zero in “on key moments in the lives of these young men where interventions have been shown to have the greatest impact — things like making sure children arrive at school ready to learn and reducing negative interactions with the criminal justice system.” There is also word that the administration will investigate programs currently in place that have shown good results in helping young men of color improve.

This is nothing more than throwing money at black leaders who have been critical to shut them up and at donors as a kickback. The only "brothers" that are going to be "kept" in this program are going to be those administering the program and getting all the cash.

46 posted on 02/12/2014 8:28:41 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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“My Brother’s Keeper?” Really now? Doesn’t this guy”s real-life half brother live in a hut in Nairobi on less tha $100 per year?

Good one Milton. My guess is this initiative was thought up by white liberal elites in Obama's Administration.... It has all the earmarks...

Elites in banana republics partner with the criminal class to keep down the middle class.

That's what this feels like. If Obama wanted to help the black community he would be seeking assistance for blacks who are LAWFUL and are attempting to work within the system in an honorable way. That would work as a powerful incentive for good within the black community.

This 'brother's keeper' program props up the criminal class... which helps keep white liberal elites in power... Bill Keller of the New York Times is a white liberal elite - and he'll LOVE this program.

47 posted on 02/12/2014 8:28:52 AM PST by GOPJ ("Washington Redskins" - Keep the Name. Change the mascot to a potato. - FR hoosiermama)
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To: Nachum

... gotta have a program. Can’t live without a program.


48 posted on 02/12/2014 8:30:57 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Nachum

Why is he concentrating on divisive policies just now? Perhaps the fact that Hispanics support is rapidly eroding even with the immigration push. His positive support with that group is down to 53% with only 14% strongly supporting and 38% opposition. It’s not just whites that can’t stand the stench coming from this administration. Plus, these numbers are from Gallup who trends left.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 8:34:04 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: jersey117
It’s always about the words and the slogan with this guy. Never the action.

It's what liberals do. George Stepanopolous said it best back during the Klintoon administration, before he went to ABC:

To a liberal, saying something about a problem is THE SAME as doing something about a problem.

50 posted on 02/12/2014 8:34:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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