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Harlem will benefit from Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative


President Obama unveils his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative today.  It’s goal is to find ways for “business and civic leaders to help keep young black men and other men of color on a successful course”.

The centerpiece of the effort is a presidential task force led by Broderick Johnson, the secretary of Mr. Obama’s cabinet.  The task force will recommend programs that should be expanded or created to help young black men meet their potential.

Leaders from more than a dozen nonprofit groups will join the president in the East Room on Thursday afternoon as the initiative is announced, including representatives of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the California Endowment, the Ford Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Others include Magic Johnson from Magic Johnson Enterprises, Glenn Hutchins of Silver Lake Partners, Adam Silver of the National Basketball Association and Thomas Tull of Legendary Entertainment. Gen. Colin Powell, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York.

The foundations are pledging $200 million over the next five years in a search for solutions to problems such as early-childhood development, educational opportunities, school readiness and discipline, parenting, and the criminal justice system.

We’d like to suggest the following that could be done now and at very little cost:   The African Americans and 12 Years a Slave for example should be required reading and viewing for every child in every school in every state in this country, as part of American History, Civics, etc.

via: http://nyti.ms/1pw79ox


The New York Times Endorses Barack Obama For President

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)












“President Obama has shown a firm commitment to using government to help foster growth. He has formed sensible budget policies that are not dedicated to protecting the powerful, and has worked to save the social safety net to protect the powerless. Mr. Obama has impressive achievements despite the implacable wall of refusal erected by Congressional Republicans so intent on stopping him that they risked pushing the nation into depression, held its credit rating hostage, and hobbled economic recovery.”


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BARBERS for OBAMA – The Power is in our Hands

The Presidential election is November 6, 2012.

Pick up Voter Registration forms from select Barber Shops, Libraries, Post Offices, and most NYC Government agencies.

To register to vote In NYC:
Be a citizen of the Unites States.
Be a NYC resident for at least 30 days.
Be 18 years of age before the next election.
Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction.
Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside NYC).

The application MUST be postmarked by 10/12/12.

Harlem Delivers Dollars For Obama’s Re-Election Campaign

On his recent visit to Harlem’s Apollo theatre, our commander in chief raked in a reported $3 million, thanks to a range of event ticket prices, starting at $100.00

Unlike prior events, this year’s event saw a full house of diverse people.  The president touched on health care, jobs, eliminating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and public education. He highlighted his first term achievements and vision for a second term.

“I know that some of the change folks wanted hasn’t come as fast as people hoped for. I know that after all the stuff that has gone on in Washington, it’s tempting sometimes to just say, you know what, it’s not possible; the system’s broken; we give up. That’s tempting. But remember what I used to say in the last campaign. I said this-I repeated it over and over again: Real change, big change-it’s hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president.”

State Sen. Bill Perkins, Rep. Charlie Rangel, Assemblyman Keith Wright and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand attended, among others.

NAACP New York State Conference President and stalwart Black community activist Hazel Dukes has been an outspoken supporter of the president.  She called his visit “historic,” as he is the first sitting president to visit the Apollo.

“This was accessible and the price was right. It was the right thing to do at the right time,” Dukes said. “It was a diverse group. It lifts the spirit when he gets out of his bubble and meets the people. We know what is happening in the body of politics and we understand he could not change everything he wanted to change.”

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