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President Obama signs massive funded initiative 'My Brother's Keeper'

It's been a long time coming, and now change is coming to black and Latino young men through an initiative signed by Barack Obama on Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

President Obama signed memorandum 'My Brothers Keeper.'
President Obama signed memorandum 'My Brothers Keeper.'
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President Barack Obama signed an executive memorandum as young men who participate in the 'Becoming A Man' program in Chicago. Watch him during an event in the East Room of the White House February 27, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Businesses and foundations are providing $200,000,000 of funding for this program which will provide: economic and educational opportunities to disadvantaged blacks and Latino young men.

This is a personal issue with the president because he knows full well the challenges minority boys face when raised by a single parent.

Statistics show that minority young men do worse in math and get suspended from school at a much higher rate than whites.

The Bible refers to My Brother's Keeper in Genesis as the responsibility we bear as a people for those who are in need of daily survival.

This mentoring program has potential for real change.

Colin Powell and Magic Johnson are a couple of the powerhouse supporters of this massive program.