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COMMENTARY: The Presidentís Black Male Initiative Is Hard At Work To Help Young Men of Color
Black America Web ^ | Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Broderick D. Johnson, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary

Posted on 05/16/2014 5:00:09 PM PDT by kristinn

On February 27 of this year, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative (MBK). MBK stands for the core principle that if you work hard and play by the rules, you should have the opportunity to succeed, and that your ability to get ahead should be determined by your hard work, ambition, and goals – not by the circumstances of your birth.

Yet boys and young men of color consistently face some of the most severe challenges to success. We need make sure we’re giving all Americans the chance and opportunity to get a quality education, grow up in a safe neighborhood, and receive positive reinforcement from their community to succeed. Making sure that all our youth have opportunities to reach their full potential is what MBK is all about.

The President has declared 2014 a year of action – and MBK is an example of how he is using his convening power and the information and expertise that reside within the federal government to help communities in need. As Chair of the MBK Federal Interagency Task Force (Task Force), I’ve been working with federal agencies across the government as part of a 90-day process to take inventory of what the federal government is doing and to identify what works.

Throughout this process, the Task Force has been listening to and engaging communities and advocates to learn from them. There’s much to learn from work already being done across the country in the public and private sector. We’ve been listening – in-person and through webinars – to hear from leading experts, policymakers, law enforcement, and others on what should be fixed and what’s already working. Concurrently, there is a private sector effort underway as well.

(Excerpt) Read more at blackamericaweb.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mybrotherskeeper; obama
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Stay in school, don't break the law, don't have children out of wedlock. Advice works for all races, both sexes.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 5:00:09 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

And you still won’t need ID to vote.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 5:02:45 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: kristinn

Well, the headline kinda SOUNDS right, but I am pretty sure it’s misspelled.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 5:04:07 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: kristinn

their problem is bad attitude and laziness


4 posted on 05/16/2014 5:05:53 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: kristinn
A coddled child or youth is a culturally handicapped youth/child.

Life is tough, tough love is required.

Obama, Jesse, Al, and Eric Holder have set back blacks for many years. Some will never recover.

5 posted on 05/16/2014 5:07:34 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: kristinn

Boys need fathers in the home! PERIOD!


6 posted on 05/16/2014 5:07:54 PM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: kristinn

The first thing I thought of is 0 trolling for young black men. yeccch.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 5:08:15 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: kristinn
That advice takes things right back to 1963, without signs over fountains, and with the internet.

Now, if MOW (Mothers on Welfare) will play ball. The greatest disincentive to family values has been the "Great Society".

8 posted on 05/16/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: kristinn

If the many TRILLIONS of dollars we’ve spent since 1965 hasn’t helped them, what makes anyone think that a few million now, administered through people who’ve never run anything, is going to work?


9 posted on 05/16/2014 5:10:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kristinn

It’s nothing but graft payouts.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 5:12:10 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: kristinn

No it isn’t.

All this program does is make liberal leaders even richer and liberal white rank and file feel good about themselves.

This program does nothing else.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 5:14:48 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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12 posted on 05/16/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Jebby Bush needs to see that ^^.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 5:16:34 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: kristinn

Make sure you import thousands of low-wage foreigners so that Blacks will have jobs, too.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 5:17:23 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Jane Long

He’s too stupid to understand it.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 5:17:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kristinn

Helping young men of color, extorting 40 thousand dollar a year no show jobs from corporations


16 posted on 05/16/2014 5:18:27 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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The President’s Black Male Initiative Is Hard At Work To Help Young Men of Color

Hey, it's not like he was elected to help all Americans, and bring the races together.

17 posted on 05/16/2014 5:20:06 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: kristinn

We have a black president.

We have a black Supreme Court justice.

There are numerous blacks in lower level federal courts, in Congress, state legislatures, mayors of major cities, business executives of major corporations, attorneys in major law firms. You name it, and every field of endeavor is open to those of all races, and have been for decades.

Many books have been written on this subject. Suffice it to say, that blacks are not being discriminated against any longer, in pursuing whatever field they are interested in.

So whatever this presidential effort comes up with, I hope it doesn’t devolve into bull sessions of bashing whites and calling us a flawed racist society.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 5:22:03 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ronnie raygun

“Helping young men of color, extorting 40 thousand dollar a year no show jobs from corporations”

Actually when I first heard about “My Brother’s Keeper” program, I thought it was a recruitment drive for black prison guards.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 5:22:44 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Whites need equal representation in the NBA.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 5:23:13 PM PDT by Luke21
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