My advice to men like me
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Young men of color, what would you like people to know about being you?
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My advice to men like me

In a candid interview President Obama spoke about his father's absence, his own drug use, and what it was like growing up biracial. His message came with the launch of a new initiative called "My Brother's Keeper," which aims to help young men and boys of color succeed.


There are many statistics stating young men of color are "at risk." Recently, a study published that nearly half of all black men have been arrested before they turn 23. But who are the young men these studies and programs are referring to?


If you’re a young man of color, we want to hear your views. What advice would you like to give to other men like you?


Post a photo of yourself along with your story. The best responses could be featured on CNN.

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