NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Barack Obama spent Monday in New York City, where he launched a nonprofit group, visited a retiring TV legend, and is expected to help his fellow Democrats raise some cash.
Obama participated in a roundtable discussion and delivered a speech at Lehman College in the Bronx, announcing the expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper Alliance initiative, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.
The task force was created after the death of Trayvon Martin to address the lack of opportunity for boys and young men of color across the country.
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Obama unveiled the My Brother’s Keeper nonprofit organization, with mentoring programs involving African-American celebrities, athletes and leaders, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
Obama said “Politicians talk about poverty and inequality and then gut programs” that help reduce them, Rincon reported.