Do You Know
Facts about young African American men ages 15-29
Do you know that young African American men represent 40% of jail population and only 14% of the total population in US?
Do you know that young African American men are more likely to die from homicide than any other race?
Do you know that 4 out of 10 young African American men lack health insurance?
Do you know that HIV is the 6th leading cause for death among young African American men while it is not even on the top ten lists in other races?
Do you know that fewer than 8% of young African American men graduate from college compared to 17% of whites and 35% of Asians?
Do you know that the unemployment rate for young African American men is twice as high compared to whites?
In conclusion sometimes it’s best to look at the facts to determine how to come to a solution. We as young African American men have some of the best qualities in the world and it’s time for us to “Man Up”stop giving excuses for the bad and live to the potential that so many fought so hard for. I look at how creative, innovative, and inspiring we can be to the entire world if we stop looking at the world as if it is against us. It is never too late to make a difference and change. Think about these words Dr. Martin L. King Jr. “I HAVE A DREAM”, Barack Obama “YES WE CAN”, and Malcolm X “THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE FOR IT TODAY.”