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Saving The Village - The Black Consideration Round Table Session..

Tonight Uncle Ernie will hold the Black Condition Round Table with guest speakers

Chris Irving of OneStop

 Mark Fischer  Community Activist

 Amy Jacobs  Entrepreneur

Andrew Thompson of 4C's

Hopelessness is at the root of violence plaguing poor, black communities. Poverty, family dysfunction and cultural decay contribute to the feeling of hopelessness pervasive throughout black inner-city communities.

Solomon, the Bible's wisest man, said "hope deferred makes the heart-sick." There are sick hearts in America's black communities. When you strip a man of hope, you have stripped him of his humanity, his respect for his own life and the life of others.

Poverty, family dysfunction and cultural decay are not unique to the black American experience. All races experience those problems. What is unique to the black experience is the feeling of hopelessness born of 400 years of unabated legalized discrimination.

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