Neighborhood Opportunity Network

Supporting one another in a time of crisis

Young African American Men in Wheaton

Posted by frankieblackburn on May 10, 2009

Yesterday, Tim Warner and I served on a door knocking team in a large apartment complex near the intersection of  Georgia Ave and Randolph Rd. Before we could knock on our first door, we ran into a group of five young African American men in their late teens and early twenties. One was tending to a little boy not more than 18 months old.  For those of you who know Tim, you will get that he is extremely skilled at talking to anyone….but I can tell you how humbled I was to see how he engaged this particular group….a group that I could not have engaged in the same way as a 50 year old white woman.  What we learned was not surprising, but nonetheless very disturbing. We need your help in responding to these young men – as soon as possible.  They need us. We need them.  Please take a moment to listen to Tim’s reflections.

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