Yesterday’s Inaugural meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys on Capitol Hill brought together local and national leaders to discuss the issues facing Black male youth and Black men in America. The hearing featured Mr. David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans; Dr. Michael E. Dyson, author and Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University; Mr. Kweisi Mfume, former Congressman and former President of the NAACP. Additionally, Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, joined the team to offer insight. See the full video here: CSPAN’s Coverage
Pictures: Before the hearing began, the dignitaries joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and others and participated in a candid roundtable discussion on the issues they’d be speaking on. Also included, are images from the hearing.
What’s next? The discussion was very poignant and interesting. I’m excited to see what actions stem from this meeting specifically and also the many meetings, protests and marches being held around the country. Starting/continuing the conversation and having the nation’s attention is needed. Additionally, what’s done while a group has America’s attention is just as important, if not more. I look forward to the change and to what’s next.
Today, I’m thankful for progress. God bless.