Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Brain Candy

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 1:53 PM

Last Thursday, I attended a meeting set to give Charlotte's Black community a new direction.

Ahmad Daniels (pictured to the left) and his Creative Interchange organization hosted the "Crisis Affecting Young African-American Males" forum, which became even more pertinent after the arrest of 25-year-old Demetrius Montgomery in the murders of Officers Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton. The meeting room was filled with a standing-room only crowd of families and buppies alike intent on finding an answer to the question Marvin Gaye asked years ago, "What's Going On?" And yes, I was thrilled to be in the company of young, successful Black men and can admit to scanning the crowd for date material.

However, that ended the moment a solution to the breakdown of our community became reinstating segregation. "WTF?!" I thought. I did not just hear what I thought I heard. Not in the year 2007. Comments would be greatly appreciated.


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