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My Brother’s Keeper

St. Pete creates training initiative aimed at young African-American males

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Last summer, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman launched a grassroots program designed to take back the city’s neighborhoods from violence. That program, Not My Son, was part of a larger city program, My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper, that was designed to help bring opportunity to residents of South St. Petersburg. Now, the city has created a second program designed to provide educational, entrepreneurial, and enrichment opportunities for African-American boys and young men. Applications are being accepted now for the program, which…

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Rick Kriseman kicks off ‘Not My Son’ grassroots, anti-violence initiative

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Noting that southern St. Petersburg has suffered long-term poverty and disenfranchisement, Mayor Rick Kriseman earlier this year pledged he would bring full opportunity to the area’s residents. He will take the first step to reach that goal with the Thursday launch of a grassroots campaign to take back neighborhoods against violence. The “Not My Son” campaign is directed at African-American youths and young adults, aged 12 to 24, and their families. The idea is to make both aware of ways…

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Barack Obama, Warriors star Stephen Curry team up on PSA

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President Barack Obama has teamed with reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry on a public service announcement calling for Americans to mentor youth in their community to make a positive impact. The video was shown Saturday on ABC’s “NBA Countdown” ahead of Curry’s playoff opener with the defending champion Golden State Warriors against the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Curry and Obama golfed together last August and Curry also visited the White House with the Warriors in February — and Obama mentioned…

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Obama presidential legacy begins to take shape

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Piece by piece, President Barack Obama is trying to build the foundation for the legacy he wants to leave, putting in place decisions that will reverberate beyond his presidency. In quick order, Obama decided to locate his presidential library in his Chicago hometown and on Monday he will announce the launch of a foundation to continue the work of a program he created to broaden educational and other opportunities for boys and young men of color. “I’ll be done being…

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