My brother’s keeper

The President Awards the Medal of Honor to Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter

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President Obama awards Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving in Afghanistan, June 19, 2014.

The saying “Am I my brother’s keeper?” comes from the Bible, specifically from the story of Cain and Abel in the book of Genesis.

In the story, Cain becomes angry and jealous of his brother Abel, and he kills him. Afterward, God confronts Cain and asks him where Abel is. Cain responds with the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

This question has become a well-known rhetorical device that is often used to explore issues of personal responsibility, obligation, and accountability. It is often used to challenge people to take responsibility for the welfare of others, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.

The saying suggests that we have a moral obligation to care for and protect our fellow human beings, and that we cannot simply ignore or abandon them. It implies that we are all responsible for each other, and that we should act accordingly.

1 Do Something For Nothing | Think Out Loud With Jay Shetty

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Gepubliceerd op 29 sep. 2016

Motivational philosopher Jay Shetty discusses how helping others makes us happier.

2 Obama on masculinity: ‘You don’t need eight women around you twerking’

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Gepubliceerd op 21 feb. 2019

Barack Obama offered some advice on self-confidence to young men at an event hosted by his foundation in Oakland, California, on Tuesday. When asked by a member of the audience about his definition of being a man, and how it relates to the LGBT+ community, the former US president said being a man was ‘first and foremost being a good human’ before going on to say that ‘if you are very confident about your sexuality, you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking

3 Town Hall with President Barack Obama and Steph Curry

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Gepubliceerd op 19 feb. 2019

President Obama joins a town hall with Steph Curry and young men of color take the opportunity to ask questions about his upbringing, his advice and what he sees as necessary for young people to thrive in America. MBK Rising! is a national convening of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance in Oakland, California, that brings together hundreds of young men of color and leaders working to break down barriers that too often leave boys and young men of color at a disadvantage. Learn more at 

4 Author Dave Eggers in conversation with President Barack Obama

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Gepubliceerd op 20 nov. 2018

President Obama is interviewed by author, publisher and philanthropist Dave Eggers. Born in Chicago, Eggers has turned literary success into social change, launching a national network of literary tutoring academies called 826, as well as the human rights non-profit book series Voice of Witness. Eggers engages President Obama in a conversation about their shared city, their shared commitment to strengthening communities, the power of the pen, and how early memoirs kicked off and shaped both of their careers.

5 Town Hall with Students in Mumbai

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Gepubliceerd op 9 nov. 2010

President Obama takes questions from students as he and First Lady Michelle Obama host a town hall meeting in Mumbai, India. November 7, 2010.

6 President Obama on Death of Osama bin Laden

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Gepubliceerd op 1 mei 2011

President Obama praises those Americans who carried out the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, tells the families of the victims of September 11, 2001 that they have never been forgotten, and calls on Americans to remember the unity of that tragic day.

7 Jesus Carries The Cross Prank

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Prank victims volunteer to help carry wooden crosses to a pick up truck for a construction worker. It must be Easter though, because Jesus shows up unexpectedly and helps carry the other half as some random man whips him to go faster.