There is still a place for the relevant black church.
“Screaming Hot Cheetos and Takis / Boy, you better eat your broccoli.”
The extent of the risk, if we don't find a solution for our Opportunity Youth, equals the magnitude of opportunity. Boys
May his purple reign forever.
How the pioneering "Black Girl Culture Exhibit" gave black teens a safe space to tell their stories.
Baltimore youth are helping to lead the change.
It has become the social norm to steer clear of pessimism as the new year rolls around. One may see focusing on the deaths of black youth instead of the future of black youth as pessimistic. Nevertheless, we must not confuse being pessimistic with being realistic.
What if we carefully listened to the stories of young men in jail, particularly those accused of gun-related crimes, to deeply understand their motivations or sought their advice about how to solve these problems?
If you've turned on your television lately, you've likely seen an ad or two blasting the historic Iran nuclear deal. The reality is, millions are being spent in a lobbying effort to destroy an agreement that has been reached after extensive negotiating and diplomacy between world powers and Iran.
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?