OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.
Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of an initiative he started after the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The death of the African-American teen sparked protests over racial profiling.
Obama and Curry had a good natured banter between them, which included the former president teasing the former MVP about his ankles.
Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper as a call to communities to close opportunity gaps for minority boys, especially African American, Latino, and Native American boys.
He and Curry talked about what it means to be a man and the struggles they had as teens.
The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is part of the Obama Foundation.