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The Serious And The Not So Serious

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14

He Is ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

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Washington Post: Mr. Obama’s Promising My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

THESE ARE the depressing facts about boys and young men of color: They are more likely to drop out of school, more likely to be in prison, more likely to be unemployed and more likely to die at an earlier age. That minority men are at disproportionate risk throughout their lives has largely been seen as unavoidable. The beauty of President Obama’s public-private initiative to create better futures for them is its refusal to accept these outcomes as inevitable.

My Brother’s Keeper, a five-year, $200 million effort focused on improving opportunities for black and Hispanic youth, was launched in February. It got a boost this week with the announcement of new commitments from the private sector. Equally important is the decision by 60 of the nation’s largest school districts to join the effort by implementing evidence-based strategies to improve outcomes. The country as a whole will gain when males of color are able to realize their potential, rather than ending up on the streets, in jail or in the morgue.

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26
Jul
14

Gaza

@BoothWilliam: Blocks of apartments houses just gone in Shijaiyah. Gaza is just stunned

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BBC: Gaza death toll over 1,000 – Israeli toll up to 42

The death toll in Gaza has passed 1,000, Palestinian medical officials say, 19 days after Israel launched an offensive against Hamas militants.

It comes amid a 12-hour humanitarian truce, which Gaza residents have been using to gather essential supplies and retrieve bodies buried under rubble.

Forty-two Israelis have also been killed since the Israel-Hamas conflict began on 8 July.

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@BoothWilliam: Shijaiyah leveled. In this block multiple buildings down. Bombing here would have been unsurvivable.

 

@BoothWilliam: Beit Hanoun. People return to find neighborhood in ruins. Residents just stunned.  Almost quiet. They’re in shock.

26
Jul
14

Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

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26
Jul
14

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