Rightfully so there are concerns regarding the number of young men of color who are living their lives behind bars. Yet as we walk through our own communities we cannot escape the reality that many of us choose to voluntarily live our own lives behind bars, barricading our homes and ourselves from both the real and perceived dangers of our own communities. It is time for this to change.
It is time that we look inward for solutions to address the issues that plague our communities.
It is time we pull together to uplift our communities spiritually, socially and emotionally.
It is time we work together to increase the financial viability of our communities and those who reside in them.
It is time we strive to turn our communities around, from a place we look to escape to one we want to return to.
It is time!