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Banacek
02-04-2018, 04:38 PM
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is poised to launch a new effort to support and expand mentoring and other services aimed at helping African American boys and men avoid falling prey to crime and violence.

The mayor’s new Office of African American Male Engagement is set to begin operations on Feb. 12 and is modeled after a similar effort in Philadelphia. It will be led by Andrey Bundley, the former city high school principal and mayoral candidate.

“We want to save lives,” said Bundley, who will leave his position as a safety director for Baltimore City Public Schools. “The reason the office is important is because too many black men are either the perpetrators of crime or victims of it. It is about saving lives.”

Over the past five years 1,220 black men have been killed in Baltimore — 84 percent of the 1,449 homicides between 2013 and last year.

I'm sure Baltimore will apply for federal funding.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-mayor-black-males-20180201-story.html

FlaGator
02-04-2018, 06:39 PM
I'm sure Baltimore will apply for federal funding.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-mayor-black-males-20180201-story.html

This thought is a little late in coming.

Dlr Pyro
02-04-2018, 08:49 PM
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is poised to launch a new effort to support and expand mentoring and other services aimed at helping African American boys and men avoid falling prey to crime and violence.

Why don't white boys and men need a mentoring program to help them avoid falling prey to crime and violence?

SVPete
02-04-2018, 10:08 PM
Those "offices" used to be called schools, and for the tougher cases, the principal's office.

noonwitch
02-05-2018, 04:54 PM
We have the Detroit Police Athletic Club. It's a pretty good program for poor kids who need male role models and some positive activity in their lives. They are building a cool stadium at the site of the former Tiger Stadium. PAL has some excellent corporate sponsorship, too, from Meijer to the Big Three, so they are not a drag on taxpayers.