"The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men." -W.E.B. DuBois
Being a black man in America today can be hard, unfair and at times dangerous. According to The Sentencing Project, if current incarceration rates continue, 1 out of 3 Black males alive today will be incarcerated in their lifetime. Compare that to 1 in 6 Hispanics and 1 in 17 White males. If we are going to build our communities, we must develop willing and capable black men to lead this charge. We need to do our part at being the best men we can be. We need to become educated, formally and informally. We as Black men are directly responsible for the current state of our community. Our development, education and acceptance of our role will be the catalyst to leading us in our new direction. It starts with us, it spreads to our women our children and our communities. We must lead this charge.