Equity & Diversity Opinion

With All Due Respect, Mr. President, This is Not Just a “Black” Issue

By Richard Whitmire — April 27, 2010 1 min read
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICIALS AND WHITE HOUSE STAFF ADVANCE PRESIDENT'S FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE AT UPCOMING FORUM IN LITTLE ROCK U.S. Department of Education officials Peter Groff, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and John Wilson, Jr., Executive director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities will join with White House staff next week in Little Rock, Ark. to advance President Barack Obama's fatherhood initiative. The White House Forum on Responsible Fatherhood will bring together experts, practitioners, and fathers from Arkansas and across the country. The forum will be held at Arkansas Baptist College in conjunction with the college's 125th anniversary. The presentations and discussions will have a particular focus on issues relevant to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The forum is being held under the auspices of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which is coordinating the President's fatherhood initiative. The forum will gain valuable feedback on fatherhood initiatives and discuss ways fathers help with positive education and social outcomes for children.

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