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Former and Our Favorite President, Barack Obama and NBA Golden State Warrior star Stephen Curry held a conference on Tuesday for young minority boys to expose their importance in this world, they all matter and urge them to make the world a much better place starting with themselves.
Obama appeared in Oakland, California to hold the fifth anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper after the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. This was an unexpected death of the young African American teen, whose death sparked protests and riots over extreme racial profiling among African American boys.
This conference was called to all communities to close opportunity gaps for young minority boys, especially African American, Latino and Native American boys. Obama said there is about an estimated 100 boys attending the alliance’s first national gathering. Trayvon Martin’s My Brother’s Keeper Allianceis a part of the Obama Foundation.
“We had to be able to say to them, ‘you matter, we care about you, we believe in you and we are going to make sure that you have the opportunities and chances to move forward just like everybody else’,” Obama said.
Obama left office in 2017, he was also joined by NBA star Stephen Curry. Both men spoke for about an hour, answering questions from the audience and joking around. They spoke about the lack of confidence within and making a purpose out of yourself.
Obama also praised single mothers raising young boys, including his own mother, the late American anthropologist Ann Dunham. He recommended the boys look for life mentors and find ample opportunities to help guide others. Stephen Curry joined in praising the president of his endless team-work for the world.
“What we do on the court and the joy that comes out of that is second to none,” he said, “because nothing great is done by yourself.”- Stephen Curry