Dennis Janson: Where is press coverage to Obama's overdue 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative?

  Unfortunately the meltdown in Ukraine is sucking much of the air out of the nation’s newsrooms, rendering an important domestic event an afterthought on Sunday’s talk shows.
 
  Though overdue in my opinion, and fraught with politics, President Barack Obama’s remarks to a group of young men at the White House Thursday could have more meaningful durability than many he’s uttered in office.
 
 
  In launching his “My Brother’s Keeper” outreach, he called for young minority men on the margins to take more control of their futures.
 
 
  Additionally, according to CNN.com, “Mr. Obama signed a presidential memorandum creating a government-wide task force to evaluate the effectiveness of various approaches, so that federal and local governments, community groups and businesses will have best practices to follow in the future. An online 'What Works' portal will provide public access to data about programs that improve outcomes for young minority men.”
 
 
  What Works? 
 
   
 
  You don’t need a government-wide task force to come up with a short list: stay in school, stay away from drugs, don’t have children out of wedlock and don’t quit a job until you have another one.
 
   
 
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