With all the negative discussions swirling around with respect to the state of young black men in America (including my own biting commentaries), this sight brought teams to my eyes last night, at our HOPE Center, Washington, D.C.-Anacostia. These young black men were WORKING, at night, as part of a cleaning and organizing crew, for a women and minority owned business we work with. There were all ABOUT something, and are committed to "making smart sexy again" in and for our community.
This is the dignity that "work" provides.
Go young black men. Bo....
Onward with HOPE,
John Hope Bryant is founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, bestselling author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and a member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama