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Crosscurrents

Obama speaks on violence and masculinity at My Brother’s Keeper gathering in Oakland

Former President Obama along with celebrities, leaders and hundreds of young men from around the country traveled to Oakland for the My Brother’s Keeper gathering. The organization’s purpose is to help support and mentor young men of color and reduce youth violence. President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in 2014. 

"We had to be able to say to them: You matter. We care about you. We believe in you." - President Barack Obama

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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.