Sammie Gresham Jr., executive director of the Ohio Commission on African American Males, got an earful of responses when his agency set up shop Thursday and invited testimony into an open microphone.
Several themes emerged, including these two: Black male teens need mentors to show them the way, and they need to think very hard about going to college.
Vicki Slaughter, assistant principal at Sandusky High School, had a ready answer when she finished her testimony and Gresham asked her to name one thing people could do to help.
"Mentor males," she replied.
It's very important for more black teens to have mentors and role models, she explained.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
What Do Black Males in Ohio Need?
What do black males in Ohio need?