Originally posted on News One:
More than two dozen community and faith-based women leaders have signed a letter addressed to President Barack Obama in support of the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative geared toward men and boys of color. The coalition, loosely naming itself the National Women Leadership Supporting My Brother’s Keeper, features prominent Black leadership across several organizations and churches nationwide and signed the letter as a collective.
President Obama’s bold initiative has been largely met with support for the marginalized group of boys and men who often are more subject to arrests and lack services aimed at their betterment. And while there has been some rumblings from opponents that the administration has not applied the same effort to girls and women, the Leadership’s letter over the weekend is a welcome shift of support for My Brother’s Keeper.
From the letter:
It is our understanding that after…
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Originally posted on News One:
One thousand women singed a letter asking for the inclusion of girls in President Barack Obama‘s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Roland Martin shared his viewpoint on what the focus of the initiative should be during Wednesday’s edition of “NewsOne Now.”
Martin believes My Brother’s Keeper should not include girls because President Obama’s had already established the White House Council on Women and Girls to address the needs of young ladies. Do you agree ? Listen to his comments below.
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Originally posted on Deepak verma:
June 11, 2014 at 03:29AM
By Deepak verma
That’s MY President . . . just kickin’ it . . . with the Secretary of Education! #micdrop
Originally posted on CBS DC:
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — President Barack Obama and his education secretary, Arne Duncan, had lunch Tuesday at an Alexandria, Virginia, neighborhood known for its good restaurants.
The White House says Obama went to FireFlies Restaurant because the owner wrote him earlier this year and asked him to come try the best burger around.
Obama said after lunch that he was “very happy” with the burger.
Burger runs are becoming somewhat of a regular thing for Obama. Last month, he and Vice President Joe Biden surprised diners at a Shake Shack burger restaurant in Dupont Circle.
But his unscheduled outings are hardly limited to just getting a burger. Obama left the White House on foot Monday and went to a nearby Starbucks with his chief of staff.
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Originally posted on TIME:
House Speaker John Boehner declined to join the growing calls for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday, a day after a damning watchdog report found that problems racking the agency were widespread and had been identified four years ago.
“I’m going to continue to reserve judgment on General Shinseki,” Boehner said at a news conference. “The question I ask myself is him resigning going to get us to the bottom of the problem? Is it going to help us find out what’s really going on? And the answer I keep getting is no. The real issue here is that the President is the one who should be held accountable. … For the President to say that he didn’t know anything about it is rather shocking. The President is going to have to step up here.”
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill last week that would give…
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