In an effort to expand and create programs that improve the lives of boys and young men of color, the city of Richmond was awarded $50,000 to expand and create programs through former president Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA). Read more at Richmond Pulse.Read More Obama Foundation Names Richmond As A ‘Seed Community’
Fresno State University student Johnsen Del Rosario had many doubts about participating in Sons and Brothers Camp, a leadership camp for young men of color hosted by The California Endowment. What he experienced was unexpected and profound. “I knew I was in a safe place. So much so, I was able to open up without […]Read More One time at Sons and Brothers camp…
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sat down with twelve young men last week in South Los Angeles to hear their concerns for male adolescents like themselves. Teenage boys from the city’s Brotherhood Crusade spoke with Holder about role models and law enforcement, and found a supportive ear. “I wanted to come out here talk to you all and listen to the […]Read More Attorney General Holder meets with LA County young men of color
Obama’s speech about My Brother’s Keeper, an federal initiative to address the biggest setbacks for boys and young men of color, resonated with youth of color. “There are some Americans who, in the aggregate, are consistently doing worse in our society; groups that have had the odds stacked against them in unique ways. By almost every […]Read More Who is ‘My Brother’s Keeper’?
A group of young men called Men Making A Change went on a voyage of self-discovery to Washington, D.C. and returned changed. They were invited to attend an educational workshop for middle and high school students hosted by Michelle Obama called “At The Crossroads: A History of the Blues in America.” On their trip, the […]Read More ‘Men Making a Change’ in Long Beach