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President Barack Obama is relaunching his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative into a non-profit foundation.  This initiative was created in 2014 after Trayvon Martin’s killing with a goal of trying to help supporting and empowering young minority men in often poor neighborhoods across the United States.   According to White House officials, President Obama will use the foundation as context to speak to the Baltimore Riots 2015 and the broader systemic issues that are still in so many neighborhoods across the country.   Video Source:  CNN — Obama’s My Bother’s Keeper Initiative

In a speech from the campus of Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, President Obama said, “That sense of unfairness, powerlessness, people not hearing their voices — that’s helped fuel some of the protests that we’ve seen in places like Baltimore, and Ferguson, and right here in New York.”


President Barack Obama at Launch of My Brother’s Keeper Initiative in 2014

President Barack Obama -- My Brother's Keeper Initiative

President Barack Obama — My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

According to White House reports, nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives across 43 states and the District of Columbia have accepted the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge.  To learn more, visit website at:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper



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Cee Harmon is the founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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