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Trayvon Martin and the marginalization of black male image

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We've seen the news, heard the lyrics in songs and can only imagine what the parents of Trayvon Martin are going through at this very moment.  We have to become more conscious of how the music industry, news and silver screen help to reduce the value of the lives of our young black men.

In my discussion with black men, I've come to the realization that they deal with so much so where do they go to talk, to become vulnerable and to be given the respect of manhood. Where do we go from here in the uplifting of our men, the education of a younger generation and standing up for what's right? 

Q:  Does the dominant, very consistent negative portrayal of the black male contribute to the way our culture is perceived by others as well as we see ourselves?

Q: Do these images that incite fear, hatred and anger serve to further endanger our youth?

Q: Does the aspect of your child "fitting the description" give an armed individual (that is not a law enforcement officer) the authority to stalk, interrogate or detain your child?

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Join your Real Talk Family, Host LaTonya Washington, Co-Host Tshombe Tshanti; Docs on Hand Dr. Monica and Dr. Ryeal "Relationship Coach" Sims, our chat room moderate, Juacclyn Nikol along with our special guests and YOU as we delve into the deep....