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The Violence of Guns in America

Even though recent reports have shown that violent crime has declined in urban cities nationwide, Urban Gun crime still remains a chronic issue facing young Black, Hispanic and Latino men in America. Continue reading

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Author Take Part in multimedia pow-wow “Fighting Back: Violence In Our Cities.”

For Immediate Release December 6, 2011 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Elizabeth Benton Director of Communications 203-946-7660, 203-675-8291 (cell) -MEDIA ADVISORY- Mayor DeStefano and Chief Esserman to Participate in Multimedia Forum on Violence Reduction WHO:    Mayor John DeStefano Jr., Police Chief Dean Esserman, Author David … Continue reading

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Preview from new book “Young Urban Males.”

In 2007, many American urban leaders were introduced to urban gun violence; the newest dilemma eroding the integrity of our “best practice society.” No more simple solutions and punch line words of deterrent like “JUST SAY NO!” Urban gun violence … Continue reading

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Despite Connecticut’s great wealth, one in ten children lives in poverty

Child Poverty in Connecticut: January 2009 Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states in the nation, which compounded with its highly skilled workforce, makes the cost of living very high.1 The state was one of three states in the nation … Continue reading

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2010 National Report shows Racial gaps in U.S. high schools

The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males President and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, Geoffrey Canada writes… Yes, we need better schools, but we also need to address the problems outside the classroom that derail the … Continue reading

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A new dilemah of Young Urban Males

They point to the lack of recreational activities for children, what some see as the decline in the city’s community policing, the continuing deterioration of black families, gang culture, too many guns, too few jobs. “There are a thousand answers, and they’re all right,” Mr. Abdussabur says. “And there are a thousand questions, and they’re all legitimate.”
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Pay Now or Pay Later

     What is too much of how much to spend on a child’s safety? And if we come up with a price is it more like a down payment on the child’s life or are we putting their development   … Continue reading

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