Moderated by Rick Badie
Oprah Winfrey said she wants to see “strategic, peaceful intention” arise from ongoing police protests regarding the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Savannah’s mayor pro tem says the state’s oldest city is trying to deliver just that through an initiative that addresses the plight of young black males and their high incarceration rates. A companion essay talks about Atlanta’s black gay men as activists for social change.
The “village” should stop failing black males
By Van R. Johnson II
While there are timely and necessary national conversations about the training of police officers in interactions with black males, we in Savannah are faced with addressing the proverbial elephant in the room. For years, we have discussed it only in whispers among well-meaning and good-intentioned folk of all races.