The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills
Despite the perception that Justice Department officials are cracking down on police violence by brokering consent decrees, making tough recommendations and guidelines for training, and more rigorous monitoring of use of force incidences, the scorecard still shows that the Department has prosecuted cops in only a tiny fraction of the police abuse cases.
Kids are watching people, real people, die on their TV and computer screens. If not on cable news, then on YouTube, and no one can comfort them with the assurance that after the video ends the people they see will get up and go home laughing.
Unless we teach in a way that remedies both black distrust and blue fear, we have little chance of realizing the America we are otherwise destined to become.
My name is Adam Constantine. I am a Christian, son, brother, friend, college graduate, former professional athlete, higher education professional and unique content creator. But if you pass me on the street, does that even matter? To some, I'm an angry black man looking for handouts and waiting to cause trouble.
More and more black men, despite the struggles and oppositions that they face on a daily basis in America, are present and active in the precious lives of their children. I am fortunate enough to personally know some awesome dads.
Dr. King's words remain vital even 60 years later. The fight today is much more than just about race. It's about who has the power. And the old guard is fighting tooth and nail to keep the power and keep things the way they are.
Britto's collages remix the disturbing images found in mainstream media.
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about black males in the United States?That's the question social entrepreneur Trabian Shorters would like more Americans to ask themselves.
Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?