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Alcee Walker

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Angry Black Man? The Peacekeepers Flip That Image One Community at a Time

35 out of every 100,000 young black men between the ages of 18 to 24 years old are killed in homicide.

While there's been plenty of media coverage of politicians and lawmakers talking about gun control, it's easy to grow insensitive to the violent realities some Americans live with on a day-to-day basis. 35 out of every 100,000 young black men between the ages of 18 to 24 years old are killed by homicide. Some forget about these issues as quickly as headlines change, but others choose to take ownership and do something about it.

One such group is the Peacekeepers Global Initiative. These amazing volunteers work with at-risk-youth, particularly young black men, and teach them to accept and then excel in their role as protectors and maintainers of families. This group of dedicated volunteers is re-vamping the image of the “angry black man” one community at a time.

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