Obama initiative focuses on young minority men

President Barack Obama speaks with teenagers involved in the Becoming a Man program during an event for "My Brother's Keeper" Thursday at the White House in Washington. The initiative urges stronger efforts to create more opportunities for young minority men and to improve conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned in disproportionate numbers. The aim is to "start a different cycle," Obama said. "If we help these wonderful young men become better husbands and fathers and well-educated, hardworking, good citizens, then not only will they contribute to the growth and prosperity of this country, but they will pass those lessons on to their children, on to their grandchildren."

President Barack Obama speaks with teenagers involved in the Becoming a Man program during an event for "My Brother's Keeper" Thursday at the White House in Washington. The initiative urges stronger efforts to create more opportunities for young minority men and to improve conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned in disproportionate numbers. The aim is to "start a different cycle," Obama said. "If we help these wonderful young men become better husbands and fathers and well-educated, hardworking, good citizens, then not only will they contribute to the growth and prosperity of this country, but they will pass those lessons on to their children, on to their grandchildren."

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