President Obama applauds the three living Medal of Honor recipients from the March 18, 2014 White House Ceremony. (Photo via @petesouza)

President Obama applauds the three living Medal of Honor recipients from the March 18, 2014 White House Ceremony. (Photo via @petesouza)

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama (via @funnyordie)

(February 27, 2014)
President Obama Speaks on the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Valerie Jarrett (@VJ44) & Broderick Johnson on My Brother’s Keeper: A New White House Initiative to Empower Boys and Young Men of Color

Today, from the East Room of the White House, President Obama will launch a new effort aimed at empowering boys and young men of color, a segment of our society which too often faces disproportionate challenges and obstacles to success. These obstacles are found in our schools, our communities, our criminal justice system, our families, and even in the minds of our young people themselves. The President is committed to build a broad coalition of backers to help break down barriers, clear pathways to opportunity, and reverse troubling trends which show too many of our boys and young men of color slipping through the cracks in our society.


A student eyes the Emancipation Proclamation as the President gave students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago a tour of the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

From the White House: My Brothers Keeper (Creating opportunity for boys and young men of color.)

“There are a lot of kids out there who need help, who are getting a lot of negative reinforcement. And is there more that we can do to give them the sense that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them?”

– President Obama, July 19, 2013


President Barack Obama enters the East Room of the White House with Christian Campagne at the start of the “My Brother’s Keeper,” event, Feb. 27, 2014. “My Brother’s Keeper” is an initiative to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Jackie Robinson (Age 28) wearing the uniform of the Montreal Royals just before he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947

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Jackie Robinson (Age 28) wearing the uniform of the Montreal Royals just before he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947

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GIRLS WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN IN THE WORLD…… Noxema Cosmetics Print Ad, 1970s, Vintage Black Advertising via Queen of Vintage

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GIRLS WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIN IN THE WORLD……

Noxema Cosmetics Print Ad, 1970s, Vintage Black Advertising via Queen of Vintage

Champion of African American History: Carter G. Woodson by Valerie Jarrett (@VJ44)

In the fall of 1870, a handful of students made their way through the northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital, and through the doors of D.C.’s “Preparatory High School for Colored Youth,” the country’s first public high school for African American children. There, in the shadow of the American Civil War, and dawned with the spark of reconstruction, a converted basement-turned-classroom in the lower floor of Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church bore the seeds of Dunbar High School, which would become one of the country’s preeminent institutions for African American educational achievement.

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In 1965, when he was cast alongside Robert Culp in the I Spy espionage adventure series, Bill Cosby became the first African-American co-star in a dramatic television series. Source: www.pinterest.com/instantmelinda

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In 1965, when he was cast alongside Robert Culp in the I Spy espionage adventure series, Bill Cosby became the first African-American co-star in a dramatic television series. Source: www.pinterest.com/instantmelinda

Bobsled driver @JazmineFenlator poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Harry How/Getty)

The Official Site of Jazmine Fenlator, USA Bobsled Pilot - 2014 Olympian

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Bobsled driver @JazmineFenlator poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Harry How/Getty)

The Official Site of Jazmine Fenlator, USA Bobsled Pilot - 2014 Olympian

Facebook: Jazmine Fenlator - USA Women’s Bobsled Pilot, 2014 Winter Olympian

Arrest Made in Rapper’s Murder (Doe B.)

Deneka Bullock and Lea Epps, both 21 and from Montgomery, planned the vigil and used the gathering to call for community members to address gun violence.

"It’s time for us as a society, we have to stop leaving it to our elders to want change, we have to want it for ourselves," The Montgomery Advertiser quoted Epps as saying. "We have to stop putting down our books and picking up guns. We are losing a lot of young people, very young. And I think that it’s time that we just stop the violence now."

"I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself."

Nelson Mandela

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."

Martin Luther King, Jr.