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It is a divisive, emotional topic in our community: The reality of the disintegrating black family in America.
In his Feb. 5, 2011, column, "Celebrating Black History as the Black Family Disintegrates," Washington Post columnist Colbert King summed it up:
"When Black History Month was celebrated in 1950, according to State University of New York research, 77.7 percent of black families had two parents. As of January 2010, according to the Census Bureau. The share of two-parent families among African-Americans had fallen to 38 percent."
On this show, we focus not on how it happened and who is to blame but one important concern we are all dealing with: How to raise our young black men.
We know the majority are now raised by single mothers. So, accepting this is where we are, what can we all do to expose these young men to positive black, male role models?
In the wake of the national outcry over the shooting death of unarmed Trayvon Martin, what can we do to protect these young black men from racial profiling? Or, can we?
To help provide answers, we will hear from our first show guest, former proescutor, husband and father, Kirby Clements, Jr., Esq. of the Decatur-based Clements Law Group, LLC. A regular commentator on the Nancy Grace show on CNN's Headline News.
The Janita Poe Show is a new, syndicated talk show currently broadcasted to Atlanta and Houston markets. Sales information," about us" bios and show background available at www.thejanitapoeshow.com and http://www.exceptionalradio.com/janitapoe.htm
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