My Brother’s Keeper An African American Alliance

PREAMBLE TO THE CONSITUTIVE ACT OF MY BROTHER’S KEEPER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ALLAINCE

Friends of the African Union pledges that the following operational ethical commitments and principals shall govern our social media operations who by the end of 2016 should have 20 million users.  We will start operations at au6.global with a multimedia stream called FAU Unity.

FAU Unity is where members of the organization will be able to unite, not only with other brothers and sisters from all over the world that have similar goals, interest, skills, talents, and intelligence, but also with allies who support the people of the African Union in meeting the challenging times before us.

FAU Self-Determination is where a member can take as an active part in our self-determination as an African people as they want – in person or electronically. We encourage members to take a leadership role in the activities of the FAU and make them fully inclusive of peoples with disabilities.

FAU Collective Work and Responsibility is centered around private public partnerships. A member will have the opportunity to take part in making a better present and future for our children, youth, seniors and people with disabilities by being involved with the collective works and responsibility that is going to make life better for African People. Our goal is to have a million of these by Junetenth 2017.

FAU’s Cooperative Economics creates for each member a public private partnership that makes each member part of an economic plan that will aid in our people’s financial upliftment.

FAU Purpose is to support the people of the African Union creating a unified Africa which includes the youths, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, babies, elders, and all our people worldwide.

FAU as a Creative Class Coalition entourages members to use their creativity to come up with ideas that will be beneficial to our people, starting with themselves through joint ventures and stand alones.

FAU has faith that united together, there is nothing that is impossible for our people to do and as such we have created My Brother’s Keeper of Africa as the tool that brings together our people with allies.

The Founders of My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance knows that many poor citizens of America have a high degree of desperation and hopelessness along with the belief that things can’t change.   My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance (MBKAAAA) was created to change this perception by action; we will walk the walk, not talk the talk – join us in being the change agents in in our lifetime for our kids. We use as a tool the Presidential Initiative contained in this Presidential Memorandum — Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 27, 2014

Presidential Memorandum — Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT: Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

Over the course of my Administration, we have made consistent progress on important goals such as reducing high school dropout rates and lowering unemployment and crime. Yet as the Congress, State and local governments, research institutions, and leading private-sector organizations have all recognized, persistent gaps in employment, educational outcomes, and career skills remain for many boys and young men of color throughout their lives.

Many boys and young men of color will arrive at kindergarten less prepared than their peers in early language and literacy skills, leaving them less likely to finish school. Labor-force participation rates for young men of color have dropped, and far too many lack the skills they need to succeed. The disproportionate number of African American and Hispanic young men who are unemployed or involved in the criminal justice system undermines family and community stability and is a drag on State and Federal budgets. And, young men of color are far more likely to be victims of murder than their white peers, accounting for almost half of the country’s murder victims each year. These outcomes are troubling, and they represent only a portion of the social and economic cost to our Nation when the full potential of so many boys and young men is left unrealized.

By focusing on the critical challenges, risk factors, and opportunities for boys and young men of color at key life stages, we can improve their long-term outcomes and ability to contribute to the Nation’s competiveness, economic mobility and growth, and civil society. Unlocking their full potential will benefit not only them, but all Americans.

Therefore, I am establishing the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, an interagency effort to improve measurably the expected educational and life outcomes for and address the persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. The initiative will help us determine the public and private efforts that are working and how to expand upon them, how the Federal Government’s own policies and programs can better support these efforts, and how to better involve State and local officials, the private sector, and the philanthropic community.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:

Section 1. My Brother’s Keeper Task Force. (a) There is established a My Brother’s Keeper Task Force (Task Force) to develop a coordinated Federal effort to improve significantly the expected life outcomes for boys and young men of color (including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans) and their contributions to U.S. prosperity. The Task Force shall be chaired by the Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary. In addition to the Chair, the Task Force shall consist of the following members:

(i) the Attorney General;

(ii) the Secretary of Agriculture;

(iii) the Secretary of Commerce;

(iv) the Secretary of Defense;

(v) the Secretary of Education;

(vi) the Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(vii) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development;

(viii) the Secretary of the Interior;

(ix) the Secretary of Labor;

(x) the Secretary of Transportation;

(xi) the Director of the Office of Management and Budget;

(xii) the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers;

(xiii) the Director of the Office of Personnel Management;

(xiv) the Administrator of the Small Business Administration;

(xv) the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service;

(xvi) the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement;

(xvii) the Director of the Domestic Policy Council;

(xviii) the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy;

(xix) the Director of the National Economic Council; and

(xx) the heads of such other executive departments, agencies, and offices as the Chair may, from time to time, designate.

(b) A member of the Task Force may designate a senior-level official who is from the member’s department, agency, or office, and is a full-time officer or employee of the Federal Government, to perform the day-to-day Task Force functions of the member. At the direction of the Chair, the Task Force may establish subgroups consisting exclusively of Task Force members or their designees under this subsection, as appropriate.

(c) The Deputy Secretary of Education shall serve as Executive Director of the Task Force, determine its agenda, convene regular meetings of the Task Force, and supervise its work under the direction of the Chair. The Department of Education shall provide funding and administrative support for the Task Force to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations. Each executive department or agency shall bear its own expenses for participating in the Task Force.

Sec. 2. Mission and Function of the Task Force. (a) The Task Force shall, consistent with applicable law, work across executive departments and agencies to:

(i) develop a comprehensive public website, to be maintained by the Department of Education, that will assess, on an ongoing basis, critical indicators of life outcomes for boys and young men of color (and other ethnic, income, and relevant subgroups) in absolute and relative terms;

(ii) assess the impact of Federal policies, regulations, and programs of general applicability on boys and young men of color, so as to develop proposals that will enhance positive outcomes and eliminate or reduce negative ones;

(iii) create an Administration-wide, online public portal to identify and disseminate successful programs and practices that improve outcomes for boys and young men of color;

(iv) recommend, where appropriate, incentives for the broad adoption by national, State, and local public and private decision makers of effective and innovative strategies and practices for providing opportunities to and improving outcomes for boys and young men of color;

(v) consistent with applicable privacy laws and regulations, provide relevant Federal data assets and expertise to public and private efforts to increase opportunities and improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color, and explore ways to coordinate with State and local governments and non-governmental actors with useful data and expertise;

(vi) ensure coordination with other Federal interagency groups and relevant public-private initiatives;

(vii) work with external stakeholders to highlight the opportunities, challenges, and efforts affecting boys and young men of color; and

(viii) recommend to the President means of ensuring sustained efforts within the Federal Government and continued partnership with the private sector and philanthropic community as set forth in this memorandum.

(b) The Task Force shall focus on evidence-based intervention points and issues facing boys and young men of color up to the age of 25, with a particular focus on issues important to young men under the age of 15. Specifically, the Task Force shall focus on the following issues, among others: access to early childhood supports; grade school literacy; pathways to college and a career, including issues arising from school disciplinary action; access to mentoring services and support networks; and interactions with the criminal justice system and violent crime.

(c) Within 30 days of the date of this memorandum, each member of the Task Force shall provide recommended indicators of life outcomes for the public website described in subsection (a)(i) of this section, and a plan for providing data on such indicators.

(d) Within 45 days of the date of this memorandum, each member of the Task Force shall identify any relevant programs and data-driven assessments within the member’s department or agency for consideration in the portal described in subsection (a)(iii) of this section.

(e) Within 90 days of the date of this memorandum, the Task Force shall provide the President with a report on its progress and recommendations with respect to the functions set forth in subsection (a) of this section. Additionally, the Task Force shall provide, within 1 year of the date of this memorandum, a status report to the President regarding the implementation of this memorandum.

Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law or Executive Order to an agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

(d) The Secretary of Education is hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

Signed Barack Obama, President of the United States

The Founders of  My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance believes that America must lead the world and through its cooperative domination create solutions that serve the needs of future generations of Americans and those people who join in the freedoms enshrined in our constitution. The central mission of our time is to defend America’s security with the ideals and aspirations enshrined in the creation of the United States of America and ideals embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through acceptance of the goals of the My Brothers Keeper Community Challenge and utilization of all fascists of government to serve the purpose of My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance.

The Founders of My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance believes that it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between our people and that through My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance the founders will create the capacity using the resources of the US Federal Government with state and local government resources to be an instrumental in creating the initiatives that will make it happen.

My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance AMERICAN ALLIANCE CONSTITUTIVE ACT

ARTICLE I – ORGANIZATION

Section I. The name of the organization shall be My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance

Section II. The geographical boundaries of My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance is worldwide

Section III. The corporate seal of this Corporation shall be circular and bear the words “My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance.”

Section IV. The organization My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance shall be known as MBK Africa as well as MBKAAA

Section V. The organization may, at its pleasure, by a 75% vote of the Secretariat to change its name.

Section VI.  Under the Internal Revenue Code, My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance like all other section 501(c)(3) organizations is absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity and is forbidden by offices of the organization.

Section VII. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance has divided the U.S. into ten geographic regions and one international office.   The Regional Office is an extension of the National Office.   The ten regional offices are located in the following cities:

  1. Region I Cincinnati Ohio
  2. Region II Clarkston, GA
  3. Region III New York, NY
  4. Region IV Los Angeles, CA
  5. Region V Chicago Ill
  6. Region VI Dallas, TX
  7. Region VII Baltimore, MD
  8. Region VIII Charleston SC
  9. Region IX Selma AL
  10. Region X LV Nevada
  11. The International office will be located in Hamilton Bermuda

 ARTICLE II – PURPOSE

Section I. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance believes that through accepting the Challenge put forth by President Obama in the six goals of the Presidents Executive Order called My Brothers Keeper Community Challenge that we will set an example for America that will serve as an example of bold exercise of leadership to foster peace, prosperity, and democracy. Working with allies and international institutions makes us stronger, not weaker.  Those six goals of the My Brothers Keeper Community Challenge are: 1. Ensuring all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready 2. Ensuring all children read at grade level by 3rd grade 3. Ensuring all youth graduate from high school 4. Ensuring all youth complete post-secondary education or training 5. Ensuring all youth out of school are employed 6. Ensuring all youth remain safe from violent crime.

Section II. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance is to work towards the unification of Africa into one central government that embeds those six goals.

Section III. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance recognizes that the African Union, to date, is the only organization which has the structural and functional capacity to unite, and service the needs and aspirations of the more than 1.5 billion African people globally

Section IV. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance is to work towards the unity of the various associations, groups and individuals of the Diaspora who have accepted the African Union as the government of Africa.

Section V. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance is to work to ensure the acceptance of the Diaspora as the 6th Region of the African Union.

Section VI. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance is to work to promote the teaching of African history and culture, and disseminate information and teaching about our past history and current situation. We will tell our story by organizing educational, economic, social and cultural programs and conferences along with creating a social media infrastructure owned by this organization which will provide the atmosphere in which we will clarify our cultural identity, our contributions to the world, and reacquaint ourselves with the ancient genius that lies dormant within us.

Section VII. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance is to work towards the development of an integrated set of programs that apply for support from the aforementioned 18 federal agencies and other federal government operations as per the My Brothers Keeper Community Challenge Presidential Executive Order (see MBKAAA Preamble) as a non profit organization.  Currently these 18 federal agencies have published reports with key recommendations for the public and private sector on support of programs like My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance that include expanding students’ access to and successful completion of rigorous courses, such as AP, IB and dual enrollment options in high school.

Section VIII. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance believes that recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom and in the faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, justice and peace in the world.

Section IX. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance believes that we must work together to make a change.   In this regard, My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance encourages increased economic stability in a given community through the creation of businesses where the owners have an understanding of the financial marketplace and these for profit community sponsored businesses are in part owned by a non profit enterprise that would invest in the people, families and communities served by the organization.

Section X. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance believes that one of crucial root causes of crime is poverty and that we can change the conditions from which crime takes root. It is a mission of My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance  to change the conditions in which children live so that they can grow up and become adults in a nurturing,  supportive and safe community environment.

Section XI. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance is committed to the vision of creating strong African American and other families, individuals and businesses who live in a multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial society successfully.

Section XII. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance believes that it can implement a multi year community development process through which an individual, or a family, and or a community service institution can be made part of a coalition to support communities develop and successfully sustain themselves for the betterment of all its youth.

ARTICLE III – STANDARDS

Section I. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance will operate in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code as amended

Section II. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance will operate in compliance with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 as Revised

Section III. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance will operate to encourage financial institutions, faith based institutions and associations and people of wealth to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods

Section IV. My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance will operate a suoerset of International Standards Organization recommendations 26000 (ISO26000). ISO 26000 is the international recommendations developed to help organizations effectively assess and address those social responsibilities that are relevant and significant to their mission and vision; operations and processes; customers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders; and environmental impact.

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP

Section I. The rights which vest in the members shall be exercised by the directors of the corporation (hereinafter “Trustees”) of My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance. Actions which would otherwise require approval by a majority of all members or approval by the members require only approval of a majority of the Executive Council of the Board of Trustees (hereinafter “Executive Council”).

ARTICLE V – MEETTINGS

Section I. Meetings of this organization shall be held on dates fixed by its Chairman and members shall be notified at least two weeks before the date.

Section II. The secretary will be responsible for notifying the Chief of Staff of the Secretariat the time and place of each meeting.

Section III. Special meetings shall be called when deemed necessary for the best interest of the organization.

 ARTICLE VI – VOTING

Section I. At a MBKAAA annual meeting any decisions can be voted on and decided on by the majority (51%) of the trustees.

Section II. At the conclusion of such voting the results shall be physically affixed by the Parliamentarian to the minutes of that meeting.

 ARTICLE VII – ORDER OF BUSINESS

Section I. Roberts Rules of Order as revised shall be the standard of business by which we operate.

Section II. The order of business for meetings shall be:

  1. Roll Call
  2. Reading of minutes of last meeting
  3. Reports by Officers
  4. Old and unfinished business
  5. New business

ARTICLE VIII  BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Section I.  The Board of Trustees is composed of 205 members:

  1. The seven Executive Council Members
  2. The 14 Standing Committee Chairs
  3. Twenty four (24) regional members from Regions I through X and one from the International office and two appointed by the Ambassador of the African Union to the United Nations – one male and one female.
  4. Each State Conference shall elect a member and members from the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa (112) – one male and one female.
  5. Twenty four (24) of these members are elected from the 12 Regional Youth and College Divisions – one male and one female.
  6. Twenty four (24) of these members are elected from the MBKAAA Council of Elders – one male and one female.
  7. The Executive Council Members of the Board of Trustees will conduct normal and emergency business of My Brothers Keeper of African American Alliance between the annual meeting of the members. No decisions or commitments will be made or entered into by fewer than three board members of the Executive Council including the Chairman and the President.

ARTICLE IX  MBKAAA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Section I. There will be seven Executive Council Members – (1) the Chairman, (2) the 1st Vice Chairman and Chief of-Staff of the-Secretariat, (3) the Second Vice Chairman and Secretary, (4) the Treasurer, (5) the Third Vice Chairman who is the Master at Arms and Parliamentarian, (6) the President and Chief Executive Officer and (7) President of the MBKAAA Council of Government.

Section II. The Executive Council shall have the control and management of the affairs and business of this organization, day to day. Such Council shall only act in the name of the organization when it shall be regularly convened by the Chairman after due notice of all the members of such meeting.

Section III. 60% of the members of the Executive Council shall constitute a quorum.

Section IV. The Executive Council shall make such rules and regulations covering its meetings as it may in its discretion determine necessary.

Section V. Vacancies in the Executive Council shall be filled by a vote of the majority of the remaining members of the Council.

Section VI. All communications, correspondences, memorandums, press releases, e-mails, faxes, press conferences, etc. must be approved by the Executive Council and bears the signature of the Chairman, President and Secretary.

 ARTICLE X – OFFICERS

Section I. The officers of the organization shall be (1) the Chairman, (2) the 1st Vice Chairman and Chief of-Staff of the-Secretariat, (3) the Second Vice Chairman and Secretary, (4) the Treasurer, (5) the Third Vice Chairman who is the Master at Arms and Parliamentarian, (6) the President and Chief Executive Officer and (7) President of the MBKAAA Council of Government.

Section II. Chairman of the Board – The Chairman must have a working knowledge of parliamentary procedure and must be familiar with the objectives, bylaws, and other rules governing the My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia and its Board of Trustees and shall not be an elected governmental official. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board, appoint members to all special or other extraordinary committees unless otherwise ordered by the Board, confer with and advise all other officers of the Corporation, create the strategic and long tern vision of the company, and perform such other duties as may be delegated to him /her from time to time by the Board. The Chairman is an official representative of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia and is responsible for all aspects of the meeting’s conduct. The Chairman also serves as presiding officer of The Board of Trustees of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia. Upon her/his death or resignation the 1st Vice Chairman shall succeed them and if the 1st Vice Chairman can not and or will not take the position then the remaining Officers of the Board of the Board of Trustees who shall elect her/his successor by a simple majority vote.

Section III.  the 1st Vice Chairman and Chief of-Staff of the-Secretariat – The 1st Vice-Chairman should be prepared to step into the role of Chairman of the Board of Trustees and or President of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia. In the case of temporary absence, the Vice-Chairman is expected to perform those duties and shall be the Chief Operational Auditor and Sergeant at Arms for the organization. The 1st   Vice Chairman is a member of The Board of Trustees and is the Chief of-Staff of the-Secretariat of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia Board of Trustees.

Section IV. The Secretary of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia shall be the 2nd Vice Chairman and shall be responsible for taking minutes at the organization meetings and Board of Trustees meetings; shall submit a copy of said minutes to The Board of Trustees; shall be responsible for the publication of the quarterly newsletter of the organization, the development of public relations activities, the mailing of all announcements and or notices, and the handling of all other secretarial work assigned by the President. It is the duty of the Secretary to keep a correct record of business transacted at all meetings of the general membership, Board of Directors, and of the Executive Committee. The secretary will receive from the standing committees regular reports of their activities and perform such secretarial duties as requested by the President. The Secretary shall be a member of the finance committee and shall perform such other duties as assigned by the President.

Section V. Treasurer –  It is the duty of the Treasurer to deposit in the My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia’s bank account all funds of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia to pay all bills contracted for and approved by the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and/or the general membership by majority vote. The Treasurer will maintain proper ledger(s) and supporting documents to account for all funds of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia, submit all required records for audit and/or review annually one month prior to the annual election of officers, upon relief or resignation from office, or at the request of the Executive Committee. A written monthly treasurer’s report will be submitted to the monthly Board of Trustees meetings and regular Interagency Council meetings. The monthly treasurer’s report will include as separate entries the receipts and expenditures of all Council committees. He or she shall be bonded for such sums as may be required by The Board of Trustees.  The relevant costs of all accounting and bonding matters shall be borne by the organization.

Section VI. the Third Vice Chairman who is the Parliamentarian and Sergeant at Arms. The Parliamentarian of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia manages, supervises, and administers its Office of the Parliamentarian, which is responsible for advising presiding officers, Members, and staff on procedural questions under the U.S. Constitution, the African Union’s Constitutive Act, the Constitutive Act of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia, rule of law, and precedent, as well as for preparing, compiling, and publishing the precedents of the Executive Council.  As the MBKAAA Parliamentarian he/she will interpret the protocols that specify the proper and generally accepted behavior in matters of state and diplomacy used in the organization in Protocol and Style manual to be finalized by June 19th 2016. As My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia Sergeant at Arms, he/she, is an officer appointed by the Board of Directors to keep order during its meetings and, if necessary, cause staff to forcibly remove any members who are overly rowdy or disruptive from such.

Section VII. President of the MBKAAA Council of Government. – At the launch of My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge the President of the United States called for government, businesses, nonprofits, schools, districts, and individuals, to commit to making a difference in the lives of our nation’s young people. Since then, nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribal nations from 43 states have accepted the MBK Community Challenge, a call to build and execute locally driven plans with a focus on achieving excellence and equity from birth through adolescence and the transition to early adulthood. The Co Chairman who is also the President of the MBKAAA Council of Government of My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia must agree with the objectives, bylaws, and other rules governing the My Brother’s Keeper of the Americas Africa and Asia and be an elected governmental official who is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. The Co Chairman shall chair the MBKAAA Council of Government of government officials and agencies and shall head the governing council to be called called the MBKAAA Director Council.

ARTICLE XI – MANAGING COUNCIL

Section I. The Managing Council of the organization shall Consist of the Seven Executive Council Members plus the 14 Standing Committee Chairs

Section II. The Managing Council shall meet monthly at such time as determined by it

Section III. The day to day business of this organization shall be managed by the President together with the Managing Council.

Section IV. The President of the organization, by virtue of his office, shall be Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

Section V. The Council members shall be chosen to serve for a period of five years.

Section VI. Any Council member may be removed when sufficient cause exists for such removal and a vote of 75% of the full Board of Trustees.

ARTICLE XII – COMMITTEES

Section I. The standing Committees are

Section II. Intergovernmental Organizational Committee

Section III.  Non Governmental Organizational Relations Committee

Section IV.  Audit Committee

Section Section V.   Nominations Committee

Section VI.  Finance Committee

Section VII. Education Committee

Section VIII. Employment Committee

Section IX. Housing Committee

Section X. Human and Civil Rights Committee

Section XI. Justice Committee

Section XII. Agriculture and Food Committee

Section XIII.  Health Committee

Section XIV. Social Services Committee

Section XV. Transportation Committee

Section XVI. All others committees, task forces and or study groups and their term of office shall be appointed by the Executive Council. Their termination can be determined by a vote of 75% of the Board of Trustees at annual meetings.

ARTICLE XIII – MBKAAA CHAPTERS

Section I. MBKAAA Chapters shall work for legislation and policies which are beneficial to the programs and policies of MBKAAA consistent with the efforts of the organization and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of MBKAAA, its Constitution and Bylaws, and as directed by the Board of Trustees of My Brother’s Keeper of Africa.

Section II. The purpose and aims of MBKAAA Chapters shall be to improve the educational, social, cultural and economic status of students under 25 with a focus on African-Americans and other racial groups and ethnic minorities; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination; to take lawful action to secure the elimination of racial discrimination in the chapter service areas.

Section III. City Chapters – Any group of ten people in a city, town or village can create a chapter of MBKAAA.

Section IV. County Chapters – Any group of 50 people in a county and or Parish can create a chapter of MBKAAA.

Section V. Regional Chapters – These are Chapters that oversee a large body of people where there are no City and or County Chapters. They may be organized by a group of no less than 100 people.

Section VI. Enterprise Chapters – A national organization may create an Enterprise Chapter of MBKAAA that will work for fund-raising that supports the programs and policies of MBKAAA consistent with the efforts of the enterprise as a good citizen and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of MBKAAA, its Constitution and Bylaws, and as directed by the Board of Trustees of My Brother’s Keeper of Africa.

Section VII. To create on the above chapters the following form shall be used – We the undersigned, having fully and freely discussed the objectives, goals, purpose and aims of MBKAAA and believing that our interests coincide with its efforts do hereby apply for a charter as the _____________________________ Unit with the objective of carrying out in _____________________________ (jurisdiction) and vicinity the purposes of the Association in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws for Chapters, Branches and the policies of the Board Trustees.

ARTICLE XIV – STATE CONFERENCES

Section I. The purpose and aims of MBKAAA College And University Chapters shall be to improve the educational, social, cultural and economic status of students under 25 with a focus on African-Americans and other racial groups and ethnic minorities; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination; to take lawful action to secure the elimination of racial discrimination in Colleges and or Universities and or affiliated enterprises and foundations.

Section II. MBKAAA College And University Chapters shall work for legislation and policies which are beneficial to the programs and policies of MBKAAA consistent with the efforts of the organization and in  conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of MBKAAA, its Constitution and Bylaws, and as directed by the Board of Trustees of My Brother’s Keeper of Africa.

Section III. Each State Conference shall elect members and members from the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa (112) – one male and one female no later than 1 January of each year.

Section IV. Each state Conference Congress shall be made up of all active Chapter Representatives, State Youth Council Representatives and state in each state

ARTICLE XV – THE NATIONAL YOUTH  COMMITTEE

Section I. The purpose and aims of MBKAAA National Youth Committee shall be to improve the educational, social, cultural and economic status of students under 25 with a focus on African-Americans and other racial groups and ethnic minorities; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination; to take lawful action to secure the elimination of racial discrimination.

Section II. MBKAAA National Youth Committee shall work for legislation and policies which are beneficial to the programs and policies of MBKAAA consistent with the efforts of the organization and in  conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of MBKAAA, its Constitution and Bylaws, and as directed by the Board of Trustees of My Brother’s Keeper of Africa.

Section III. The MBKAAA National Youth Committee is composed of 215 members, consisting of two youth, one female and one male (by birth) and one adult elected from each region; the 21 Youth members of the National Board of Directors of the National Youth Committee; 24 adult members appointed by the Chairman of the MBKAAA from each of twelve regions one female and one male (by birth) and 2 members appointed by Pthe resident of the MBKAAA Council of Government who shall serves a co-chairs of the The National Youth Committee.

Section IV. The MBKAAA National Youth Work Committee meets 3 times a year and at the National Convention to advise and recommend to the National Board through the President and CEO programs and policies pertaining to the programs for Youth Councils and College Chapters.

ARTICLE XVI – MBKAAA COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CHAPTERS

Section I. The purpose and aims of MBKAAA College And University Chapters shall be to improve the educational, social, cultural and economic status of students under 25 with a focus on African-Americans and other racial groups and ethnic minorities; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination; to take lawful action to secure the elimination of racial discrimination in Colleges and or Universities and or affiliated enterprises and foundations.

Section II. MBKAAA College And University Chapters shall work for legislation and policies which are beneficial to the programs and policies of MBKAAA consistent with the efforts of the organization and in  conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of MBKAAA, its Constitution and Bylaws, and as directed by the Board of Trustees of My Brother’s Keeper of Africa.

Section III. MBKAAA College And University Chapters will be members of each State Conference.

Section IV.  The MBKAAA College And University Chapters Unit will be organized no later than February 29th 2016 and to serve you must be at least 16 years of age and enrolled in a College or University.

ARTICLE XVII – MBKAAA PRISON CHAPTERS

Section I. MBKAAA understand that two-thirds of prisoners reoffend within three years of leaving prison, often with a more serious and violent offense. We support that when people are dangerous to themselves or others, we restrain them – whether they are children or adults. We acknowledge that more than 90 percent of prisoners return to the community within a few years MBKAAA believes that we can do better for young people under 25 in prison. Based on the premise that extensive research has shown that the more severely children are punished, the more violent they become, as children and as adults.

Section II. MBKAAA will work to create secure home-like residential communities and rebuilt institutionalized facilities for those under 25. Such efforts will be devoted to providing every form of therapy its residents needed (substance abuse treatment, psychotherapy, medical and dental care) and every form of education in which the residents are motivated and capable (from elementary school to college and graduate school). We acknowledge that getting a college degree while in prison is the only program that has ever been shown to be 100 percent effective for years or decades at a time in preventing recidivism.

Section III. In addition Prison Branches shall work to improve the educational status of incarcerated persons and to provide constructive rehabilitative leadership training programs that would enable released prisoners to return to society as assets rather than liabilities.  Such training and experiences shall come from active participation in committees and general unit work.

Section IV. MBKAAA Prison Chapters shall work for legislation and policies which are beneficial to the programs and policies of MBKAAA consistent with the efforts of the organization and in  conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of MBKAAA, its Constitution and Bylaws, and as directed by the Board of Trustees of My Brother’s Keeper of Africa.

Section V. MBKAAA Prison Chapters will be members of each State Conference.

ARTICLE XVIII – MBKAAA COUNCIL OF ELDERS

Section I. The MBKAAA Council of Elders is a newly organized independent group of leaders from many of the defining American justice movements of the 20th century that supports work to improve the educational status of our youth under 25 in line with six goals of the My Brothers’s Keeper Community Challenge and have agreed to provide constructive leadership that would enable our youth to participate in society as assets rather than liabilities.

Section II.  The MBKAAA Council of Elders will be organized no later than June 19th 2016 and to serve you must be at least 60 years of age.

Section III MBKAAA Council of Elders will be members of each State Conference with equal representation of men and women.  Each Chapter of MBKAAA in the state shall send such representation.

Section IV.  MBKAAA Council of Elders members, one male and one female, from each of the 12 regions of MBK shall serve on the MBKAAA Board of Trustees

ARTICLE XIX – COALITION/AFFILIATION WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Section I.  Authority. Any Chapter, Conference and or Unit of the MBKAAA may affiliate and cooperate with other groups, organizations or coalitions when there is an incentive and purpose of affiliation and/or cooperation on specific issues, which are in accord with the program and policies of the MBKAAA. Prior written permission for such affiliation and/or cooperation by Units must be granted by the President and CEO.

Section II.  Approval Procedure for Joining Coalitions. Any Chapter, Conference and or Unit of the MBKAAA seeking to join a coalition shall seek prior, timely authorization in writing from the President and CEO. Units must submit requests for approval within 15 business days before joining the proposed coalition. The President and CEO shall respond within 10 business days after receipt of said request. The President and CEO, at his or her discretion and in accordance with the objectives of the Association, shall communicate approval or disapproval of said proposed coalition in writing to the Chapter, Conference and or Unit of the MBKAAA.

ARTICLE XX – SALARIES

Section I.  At this time all members are volunteers. There are no paid members.

Section II. The Board of Trustees may elect to pay officers at a future time.

ARTICLE XXI – ADMENDMENTS

Section I. These Constitution shall be altered, amended, repealed or added to by an affirmation vote of at least 60% of the Board of Trustees