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President Obama speaks Feb. 27, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington in front of minority youth during an event to launch "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative to create and foster opportunities for boys and young men of color. (Courtesy of the White House)

President Obama speaks Feb. 27, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington in front of minority youth during an event to launch "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative to create and foster opportunities for boys and young men of color. (Courtesy of the White House)

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Empowering Males of Color

Sixteen city public schools have received grants through President Barack Obama's 2014 Empowering Males of Color initiative, which has helped establish programs that male students can use to improve their academic skills and explore career interests.

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CURRY: My Sister's Keeper

In all the hoopla surrounding President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, overlooked is that fact that our young girls also need to be targeted for special attention.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: My Brother's Keeper!

There is real need for someone to do something in our community, but I wonder if this is what is needed.