Black churches unite to brighten future for boys

To Nikita Harris, 18, it was a post-church Sunday breakfast of bacon and eggs with his mother, brother, friends and pastor at Pearl's Place on the South Side. Full Story
boney fingers

Morton Grove, IL

#1 Dec 22, 2008
unfortunately, no matter how much effort churches & community programs put into helping black males, it won't work.why? the answer lies in the first sentence of the article. how come the father wasn't at the nice breakfast? just wondering.
Citizen

Tinley Park, IL

#2 Dec 22, 2008
This is a very positive step towards bringing some improvement to a bad situation. I wish them all the succcess.
In the article, Harris, a South Holland high school senior, states that because of how he looks people think he is a thug.
What does he contribute this to? Surely not to the fact that he is African American? It is probably his clothes and such. Please young men, dress and behave appropriately and people will not think that.
Michael

Skokie, IL

#3 Dec 22, 2008
Citizen wrote:
This is a very positive step towards bringing some improvement to a bad situation. I wish them all the succcess.
In the article, Harris, a South Holland high school senior, states that because of how he looks people think he is a thug.
What does he contribute this to? Surely not to the fact that he is African American? It is probably his clothes and such. Please young men, dress and behave appropriately and people will not think that.
Thank You for this comment, what the young men see on the video is an artist glamorizeing the THUG life, and how he should behave in a social setting with his pants down to his ankles, underware showing and no shirt on and tatooes all over his body. Demeaning women, and selling drugs. I know I'll get a backlash for this comment, but the truth must be told.
Michael

Skokie, IL

#4 Dec 22, 2008
boney fingers wrote:
unfortunately, no matter how much effort churches & community programs put into helping black males, it won't work.why? the answer lies in the first sentence of the article. how come the father wasn't at the nice breakfast? just wondering.
Because they are cowards, and don't want to step-up and take care of their childern like real Black Men should. Just to mention, I'm African-American and have two boys, and approach to riseing them is strict. this is just in case there is any doubt.
nikita harris 18

Homewood, IL

#5 Dec 24, 2008
this is to (citizen) I have not done anything to contribute to that i dont dress like a thug my clothes are fitted i dont sag and wear shirts 2 sizes to big and i talk like a respectful person to get respect back in return you are exactly what i am talking about a sterotype jumping to conclusions and (boney fingers)my father was there
Citizen

Tinley Park, IL

#7 Dec 24, 2008
nikita harris 18 wrote:
this is to (citizen) I have not done anything to contribute to that i dont dress like a thug my clothes are fitted i dont sag and wear shirts 2 sizes to big and i talk like a respectful person to get respect back in return you are exactly what i am talking about a sterotype jumping to conclusions and (boney fingers)my father was there
OK son, so you came onto this forum. Now tell us yourself, why did you say that people think you are a thug?
Failing To Walk Upright

AOL

#8 Dec 24, 2008
Let's face FACTS, with very few exceptions the African American community is dying of self-inflicted wounds.
The women enable the men, whom - without the active support of the women, could not either father so many children {they can't and won't care for} nor lay about in their sorry excuses for what are called their lives. The women hide in their churches - unwilling to actively CHANGE the culture of enablement they bestow on their 'men.' The women allow their children to emulate gangsters and to runk amuck. The 'men' are rarely on the scene and when they are they're hardly positive role-models.
No, until the bible thump'n enabl'n women in the African American community get their heads out of their bibles {aka: sand}, keep their legs crossed and force their men to walk upright - nothing will change...

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