A new initiative in Detroit focuses on the role black men and teens play in the city’s revival.
Rishi Jaitley is with the Knight Foundation, the non-profit behind the Black Male Engagement project known as “Be Me.” He says the narrative about black males in general is often quite negative, so the “Be Me” project will flip the script and get black men and teens to talk about how they’re helping their community.
"Part of what’s really groundbreaking about this program has to do with identity, and the community beginning to view itself as leaders."
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