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Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« on: February 11, 2014, 05:31:36 PM »
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/11/obama-to-announce-initiative-aimed-at-young-black-men/

 February 11th, 2014
08:30 AM ET
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Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men


CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta and CNN White House Producer Kevin    

Washington (CNN) – Continuing his push to use executive powers as a way of advancing his agenda, President Barack Obama will announce Thursday a new effort to help improve the lives of young African-American males.

A White House official said the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative would partner government with businesses to “make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential.”

Young African-American men are unemployed at a higher rate than the population at large, and are more likely than peers of other races to be incarcerated. Obama said during last month’s State of the Union address he was working with public and private partners to “help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential.”

The plan, which the White House official said was “focused on implementing strategies that are proven to get results,” will convene business and foundation leaders to test strategies in various cities around the country designed to intervene at key moments in young men’s lives, including at school and in interactions with law enforcement.

Obama will also ask the federal government to assess what current plans are working and which are not effective in helping young men advance, which the goal of establishing consistent practices across agencies.

The event Thursday “has been months in the making,” the official said, adding the White House reached out to officials from both parties as well as faith and business leaders.

Among the young men invited are participants in the “Becoming a Man” group, a Chicago collective that Obama visited last year.

The President and first lady have spoken frequently recently on the plight of young African-American men, most recently in an interview with The New Yorker, where Obama highlighted the disproportionate number of minority men who are incarcerated for using marijuana.

“Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do,” he said. “And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.”
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Re: Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 05:42:52 PM »
yah....right..........will these Fine Young Citizens be required to give up all of their extra-curricular activities first??  Like selling drugs to and shooting at each other??  How about checking to see if they are current on any of their child support payments?? 

For starters....


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Re: Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 05:46:21 PM »
Executive Order calls for increase of 15 IQ points, for all young black males.

Also calls for all their parents to marry first, before having babies.

Can we axe fo mo?

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Re: Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 07:19:24 PM »
every young man of color who is willing to work hard   ...


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Re: Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 10:32:39 PM »
You're all missing the main point.

Obama has no intention of helping anyone, let alone young black males.

He wants them on the plantation while he enriches himself, just like his ancestors did.
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Re: Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 10:41:25 PM »
Lordy, what a trite bunch of stupidities that have been tried - and failed - innumberable times before.

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Re: Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 10:52:04 PM »
Is he buying them all belts?
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Re: Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 11:19:30 PM »
Should CNN use such violent imagery in it's headline, "aimed" at black men? Does CNN support "targeting" young black men? Tsk, tsk, tsk.

I recall a notable conservative woman who was once attacked for using language just like that about Obama. "Attacked" – oh, there goes that bad word again.

Let it slide this time. I know Obama just wants to strike at the heart of the problem – oh, there it goes again.
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Re: Obama to announce initiative aimed at young black men
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 07:36:37 AM »
Lordy, what a trite bunch of stupidities that have been tried - and failed - innumberable times before.
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Wait, that was just supposed to keep them off the streets, not actually "reach their full potential."
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