The statistics are alarming. One out of every three young Black males in America today is in prison, in jail, on probation, or on parole. Eighty percent of those dropping out of high school today are boys of color. In California the graduation rate for young Black males is below 40%. The U.S. Education Department tells us these boys represent 80% of those nationwide who misbehave in the class. 69% of Black male dropouts are boys lost in fatherless homes.
Veteran LAPD officer Stinson Brown, Sr. knows something about the heartbreaking demise of America’s young Black males. In July 2009 his only son, 21-year-old Stinson Ameer Brown, a solid Christian, good student, accomplished athlete and dedicated community servant was gunned down at a party in Baldwin Hills. Thus his inspiration to create Brother II Brother, an organization dedicated to “eradicating generational curses and strongholds that prevent ‘at risk’ children from achieving their full potential.”
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