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August 1, 2014 REPAIRING THE BREACH TO MY BROTHER’S KEEPER: RECONNECTING AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN AND BOYS TO AMERICAN SOCIETY

August 1, 2014  REPAIRING THE BREACH TO MY BROTHER’S KEEPER: RECONNECTING AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN AND BOYS TO AMERICAN SOCIETY graphic

It has been twenty years since Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Bobby William Austin led the National Task Force on African-American Men and Boys and released the book Repairing the Breach: Key Ways to Support Family Life, Reclaim Our Streets, and Rebuild Civil Society in America’s Communities. The groundbreaking report provided solutions for the myriad of problems faced by young African-American men in the United States. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist William Raspberry called it “The plan to save America.”  Today, many of the same issues remain and the numbers of marginalized African-American men and boys are still rising.

This year, President Obama created a new task force called My Brother’s Keeper  to provide recommendations to reconnect African-American young men back to their communities and the larger American society.

The panel of experts and advocates will discuss the systematic and holistic approaches – past, present and future – related to this issue, and how journalists and communicators can help change and improve perceptions of African-American males in American culture and society.

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