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A testimony is a witness of something being real or factual. As related to the challenging social plight of Urban American youth today, their truth can be heard in their story. However, the one place for a testimony to be shared seems to be most unwelcoming to many Urban American young people. The Church is the one place that everybody should be able to speak and receive hope and care in their lives. Join TALK-STRAIGHT host, Rev. Dr. Rueben Dockery as he discusses the need to - and a method of helping wayward youth find their place in society. Open Microphone Discussion
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