Males of Color


For young minority men, equal opportunity needed

Consistent with his State of the Union pledge to use the “pen or the phone” to advance his priorities, in late February President Obama announced a White House-led initiative to address the needs of boys and young men of color.

With only five days left to sign up for health insurance without a penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) announced they will be hosting a tweetstorm at 3 PM ET everyday until March 31st.


#MyBrothersKeeper White House Twitter Chat

Last week, the Joint Center participated in the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence For African Americans‘ #MyBrothersKeeper twitter chat. Check out all the participants’ tweets in the Storify below:

The Joint Center is delighted to see greater attention to addressing the needs of young men and boys of color, a segment of our society that too often faces disproportionate challenges to success. The White House announced this week the launch of their new My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, aimed at empowering boys and young men of color.