In Twilight of Term, Obama Finds More Urgent Voice on Race

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US President Barack Obama participates in a roundtable discussion with young people at an event at Lehman College launching the My Brothers Keeper Alliance, a new non-profit organization, in New York on May 4, 2015.

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With his time in office waning, President Barack Obama is speaking out on race and poverty in increasingly blunt terms as violent protests in U.S. cities highlight the unrealized promise of his election.

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