Greetings and salutations compadres, comrades, crewmembers and co-conspirators. It feels good to be back in the saddle and back in the classroom. It’s a well-known fact that I am from Milwaukee, WI. It is also a well known fact that for a lot of youth in the City of Milwaukee, hope is fleeting, opportunity is minimal, change comes from a dollar and all exits are locked, there is no key.
This is the reality of thousands of urban youth from my hometown. The arrest rate is staggering and unemployment among African-American males is higher than 50%. There are a few warriors though. They are agents of the light. Freed from the imagery and subliminal assaults that regularly disenfranchise entire populations, demographics, and cultures. [More…]