MBK Rising! brought together the growing network of MBK Communities, cross-sector leaders, and young men of color and the organizations working hard to help them achieve their dreams.

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Kendrick Eagle, MBK Rising! participant

President Obama Marks Five-Year Anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper with Reading List

February 18, 2019

President Obama Marks Five-Year Anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper with Reading List

Earlier today, President Obama shared a reading list in lead-up to MBK Rising!, a two-day convening that will bring together in Oakland the… More

Chief Engagement Officer, Michael Strautmanis, shares his inspiring story of how the mentorship of two young Chicago lawyers—Michelle Robinson and her fiancé Barack Obama—changed the trajectory of his life.

There is a movement and a collective awareness that we are tapping into. My dad set that example for me and I want to be able to give that back."

Steph Curry

MBK Rising! participants kicked off the event with a day of service at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Oakland.

MBK Rising! Speakers and Attendees include

John Legend

Singer-songwriter

Alicia Garza

National Domestic Workers’ Alliance and Black Lives Matter

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors

MJ Rodriguez

Actress and Activist

Michael B. Jordan

Actor and Producer

Ryan Coogler

Filmmaker

See the full list of speakers here

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