Video: Barack Obama Speaks On Minorities & Starts The “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

Written by Nigel D. / 02.28.14

President Obama is taking action to launch My Brother’s Keeper – a new initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead. For decades, opportunity has lagged behind for boys and young men of color. But across the country, communities are adopting approaches to help put these boys and young men on the path to success. The President wants to build on that work. We can learn from communities that are partnering with local businesses and foundations to connect these boys and young men to mentoring, support networks, and skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way up into the middle class. And the Administration will do its part by helping to identify and promote programs that work.

That starts by using proven tools that expand opportunity at key moments in the lives of these young people. The President believes this includes ensuring access to basic health, nutrition, and to high-quality early education to get these kids reading and ready for school at the youngest age. But that’s not enough. We need to partner with communities and police to reduce violence and make our classrooms and streets safer. And we need to help these young men stay in school and find a good job– so they have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to their communities and build decent lives for themselves and their families.
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Video: Barack Obama Speaks On Marijuana Legalization With CNN

Written by Nigel D. / 01.31.14

President Barack Obama talks to CNN’s Jake Tapper about marijuana legalization in an exclusive interview.

What are your thoughts on the movement for the U.S. to legalize marijuana?

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Video: How the U.S. Government Shut Down Can Affect You

Written by Nigel D. / 10.01.13

CNN gives you examples of how the U.S. Government shut down would affect our daily lives. Barack Obama speaks on the shut down below.
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Video: Barack Obama Speaks On A Possible Attack On Syria

Written by Nigel D. / 09.10.13

The latest developments as the nation faces a possible game changer with Syria.

What are your thoughts on this situation? Should the U.S. still attack Syria or take another approach?

Update:

Syria’s foreign minister says the war-torn nation has accepted a Russian proposal to surrender control over its chemical weapons to the international community.

The move comes before President Barack Obama heads to Congress on Tuesday. The commander in chief was said to have fresh hopes that the diplomatic breakthrough would allow Syria’s government to avert U.S. missile strikes.

Full Story: NY Daily News

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Video: Barack Obama Comments On The Zimmerman Case

Written by Nigel D. / 07.19.13

What are your thoughts on what Barack Obama had to say?

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Video: Barack Obama’s Speech For The Victims Of The Boston Marathon Bombing

Written by Nigel D. / 04.18.13

Watch President Obama’s entire speech at a interfaith prayer service for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Video: Barack Obama Speaks On The Importance Of Family, Gun Violence And The Economy In Chicago

Written by Nigel D. / 02.18.13

President Barack Obama delivers remarks to discuss proposals unveiled in the State of the Union Address that focus on strengthening the economy for the middle class and those striving to get there. Hyde Park Academy, Chicago, Illinois.

Check part 2 of the speech below.
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