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Obama / My Brother's Keeper / Young Minority Men #1060861

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Obama's unveiling of his new public initiative My Brother's Keeper to try to help young black and Hispanic men stay in school and get good jobs introduced; scenes shown from Chicago. [In speech, OBAMA - says he was angry and made bad choices after his father left, but he grew up in an environment a little more forgiving and was pushed to work harder.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN columnist Charles Blow and commentator Michaela Angela Davis, Bright Hope Baptist Church Rev. Kevin Johnson and youngblackwordl.com founder Boyce Watkins about Obama's initiative. [In-studio, BLOW - comments on Obama's motivation in connecting with these communities.] [From Philadelphia, JOHNSON - says the president indicates he cares about American society; talks about black men in prison or without jobs.] [DAVIS - says he has two 19-year-old martyrs on his watch, including Jordan Davis.] [WATKINS - offers views on the issue of young black men in society; asks about the resources in this program.] Other material: [OBAMA - speaks about the Trayvon Martin verdict; states we become numb to the statistics.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:12:50

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