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February 26th, 2009
11:45 AM ET

Tale of two brothers

Program Note: Watch CNN’s Black in America as Soledad O’Brien examines the successes, struggles and complex issues faced by black men, women and families. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien meets two brothers with two divergent paths - one a professor, the other a prisoner.


Filed under: Black in America
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  1. James AZ

    Very powerful. It really hits home.

    February 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  2. Mari, Salt Lake City

    @ Michael "C".......... once more agree. It is about choices, in this case. I watch "Black in America" the first time, and these two brothers indeed had choices.

    There are plenty of people of all colors and ethnicities, that just have crummy parents, or no parents. They have no guidance, nothing to help them grow up into men and women.

    I volunteer with the homeless, and I met a young couple who told me their story, both were brought up in foster homes or the street. That's all they are familiar with, no parents, no love. So they repeat the cycle.

    February 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  3. GF, Los Angeles

    Oh no not this again. I agree with Michael's point and Obama has proven that race and money does not factor as to whether a person becomes successful or not.

    February 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  4. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    The Tale of Two Brothers--It is all about "choices"-–there is a "price" of payment for the choices we make.

    February 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm |