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Due to expected bad weather, the White House has postponed President Obama's announcement Thursday about a new project designed to help young African-American and Hispanic men find jobs and get a good start in life.
"We will reschedule the event," said White House spokesman Jay Carney on Wednesday.
A major snowstorm is scheduled to hit Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night, and the storm has already forced the cancellation of flights across the country.
The "My Brother's Keeper" program involves partnerships with foundations and businesses to help "make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential," the White House said.
African-American and Hispanic men have higher rates of unemployment than other groups in the population.
The project is a follow-up to a pledge Obama made in his State of the Union speech on Jan. 28.
"I'm reaching out to some of America's leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential," Obama said.
As part of that effort, Obama will order the federal government to review existing programs designed to help minority men, and discard or change those that aren't working.
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