Let's be clear: The institution of slavery took thousands, if not millions, of Black lives. The institution of slavery is never to be lauded or celebrated. But the people who were enslaved? These people are nothing to be ashamed of.
That will be our overall message: To reach for the stars no matter what your situation. Will there be obstacles? Yes. Will it be easy? Absolutely not. But there are too many examples of men who were able to be successful and make the right decisions who came from so-called "broken homes."
A new report is highlighting the plight of a population who always seem to be ignored when African-American leaders begin debating issues pertaining to the community. The report gives a number of good solutions to this problem. I have a solution, too.