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THE FLIP SIDE: The LOL Boys from the 'Ville

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It's THE FLIP SIDE where our young men have the mike. The LOL Boys from the 'Ville (Southwest Philly's Bartram Village projects) interviews active activist, motivational speaker, gang prevention specialist, mentor... Ted Sutton, who's also the inspiration for the characters on HBO's The Wire. Mr. Sutton is devoted to uplifting the lives of young men in Baltimore and beyond who find themselves hopelessly lost in gang life. "In speaking to people you either speak life into them or death into them."  CALL IN (646) 716-7994 The LOL Boys from the 'Ville are talking gang violence, peer pressure, education, what we can do and achieving through adversity.

The LOL Boys from the 'Ville are a group of young men, dancers ranging in age from 11 years old to 16 years old, who came to Mrs. Rashida Jabbar (J&R Grassroots) via her godson seeking help in having a better life and staying out of trouble. So, Mrs. Jabbar helped them formalize their dance troupe, provided mentors, and a safe haven out of the 'ville. The LOL Boys debuted in April 2011 at Legs Against Arms Celebration of Youth in Philadelphia. The 'Ville represents Bartram Village projects in Southwest Philadelphia.