Black People Politics : Obama pledges more than $100 million towards girls and women of color

Clyde C Coger Jr

going above and beyond
Nov 17, 2006
In the Spirit of Black Initiatives,

Obama pledges more than $100 million towards girls and women of color

The White House announced Friday $118 million worth of funding commitments towards economic and research initiatives, honing in on the inequalities faced by minority girls and women

... Announced at a summit Friday, President Obama’s investment echoes his 2014 “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative that poured $200 million into charities and private institutions to support young men of color.

It has long been known that that young black men are at a higher risk for incarceration, death by homicide, and dropping out of high school. Less well known is that women face similar risks and discrepancies ...


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