“There is a serious underlying crisis going on,” says Bryan Muhammad, chairman of two Fort Worth community outreach organizations. “Our babies are dying before our eyes."
He's referring to a run of deadly violent youth behavior this summer.
And, he adds, “We are killing each other because we have not been taught the value of black life.”
In response, Muhammad and Luther Perry, a former cop, will host a conference Friday at Dunbar High School designed to engage young people in addressing the violence that surrounds them.
According to Perry, “Our youth need to be armed with the truth so they do not make the mistakes their fathers and mothers did. Parents and other adults have not done a very good job of keeping the youth in this community engaged.”
-- Bill Miler