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Be Honest (The Brother's Keeper #60)

Dear Y.B.M.,

One of the first marks of a young man who has good character is honesty. Because there are so many people who will be dishonest to keep a job, to get money, or to get out of a bad situation, the world wants, and desperately needs, honest men who will stand up for truth in every situation. 353 more words

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Young Black Men, Rap Music, Drugs And Stereotypes

I noticed the group of men as I pulled my car into the parking area. There were about five of them, young black men in their 20s, in two cars. 890 more words


Be a Leader of Yourself First (The Brother's Keeper #59)

Dear Y.B.M.,

In my first series of letters, I strongly encouraged you to “think for yourself.” Today, as we begin this second section in Even Mo’ Letters to Young Black Men, “On Character & Leadership,” I want to strongly encourage you to be a leader but be a leader of yourself first. 631 more words

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Satisfied (The Brother's Keeper #58)

Dear Y.B.M.,

The word satisfied means contented, pleased, or fulfilled.

Most people are unsatisfied with their lives. According to Harris Polls, 67% of Americans are not happy with their existence. 821 more words

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I'm Not Making This Up, You Know

There’s now a “movement” to eliminate the use of black targets in law enforcement training because of claims that “young black men are 3X more likely to be shot by trained shooters than their white peers” and a “study by University of Illinois researchers that concluded shooters were more likely to fire at a black target.” (H/T, … 152 more words


‘Am I My Brother’s Keeper?’ Obama: ‘Yes, I Am’

In the summer of 2013, President Barack Obama spoke on the difficulty of being a young black male in America. Much of the Black community was enraged that that a 17-year-old, … 921 more words