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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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mybrotherskeeper; obama
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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To: kristinn
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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It makes them FEEL good. It accomplishes nothing.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 5:40:59 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DJ MacWoW

;^)


22 posted on 05/16/2014 5:56:27 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: kristinn

What a joke, it’s young black men who should be “hard at work”, nothing would help them more. A stupid government program isn’t going to do it for them.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 5:58:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kristinn

Everything tried since LBJ has failed!!! More of the same will still fail. This is no more than a shake down blame whitey event.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 6:07:58 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

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

The whole idea of importing all those who will “do the jobs Americans won’t do” is because we pay our low skilled workers not to work. Cut the EBT and see who ‘can’t do the job’.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 6:08:07 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: kristinn

ummmmm.... what color ?


26 posted on 05/16/2014 6:18:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: kristinn

So what if you are member of a race that doesn’t need special help and attention.

Does that make a person racist?


27 posted on 05/16/2014 6:25:29 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: All

28 posted on 05/16/2014 6:58:34 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: kristinn
If you want to help them, give them married heterosexuals for parents.

Anything else is a waste of everybody's time.

29 posted on 05/16/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: onedoug

“I Like My Guns Like Obongo Likes His Voters;UnDocumented”!Oh,(and by the way)”If You Like Your Doctor You Can Keep Your Doctor,Period”!!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 05/16/2014 7:15:07 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: kristinn

Blackmail. What the Barry administration is doing to congress.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 8:05:05 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: kristinn

If there were a White Male Initiative, the press would be screaming.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: kristinn

Would MLK2 consider BHO to be a Racist for moving forward with MBK in WDC and the other 57 States in the USA?


33 posted on 05/16/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kristinn
Hey, I have color! How come nobody came to help me out. Not fair!!

Why can't they see that I'm just a brotha' from 'notha motha'

34 posted on 05/16/2014 10:20:21 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: kristinn

Helping out just like his “you didn’t build that” program. Stuffing the advantages to some and stimulate with money hey... we’ll see.
Meanwhile macdonulds is adjusting staff. ...with an eye towards the ‘dimographics’ of their customer base?


35 posted on 05/17/2014 3:26:05 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Recompennation

We didn’t need this article to tell us odumbo (with Holder’s support) are stacking the deck for his “sons”.


36 posted on 05/17/2014 4:27:23 AM PDT by DaveA37
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