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National Women’s Group Supports President’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

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national women leadershi my brother's keeper President Barack Obama, flanked by Attorney Holder Eric Holder, left, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, speaks about a report from “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color, Friday, May 30, 2014, during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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.

RELATED: Inclusion Of Girls In My Brother’s Keeper

President Obama’s bold initiative has been largely met with support for the marginalized group of boys and men who often…

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Roland Martin Says My Brother’s Keeper Should Stay Focused On Bruhs

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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Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One. 

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President Obama Hits Up The Youth On Tumblr

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The President took to Tumblr today, answering users’ questions on topics relating to education. It was another example of the President using alternative mediums to attract the attention of young Americans. Notably, and infamously to some, the President answered questions on “Between Two Ferns” wit
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Obama Leaves White House for Lunch With Duncan


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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Boehner Keeps Heat on Obama, Not Shinseki, in VA Scandal

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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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