On Wednesday, August 12, the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation held the Guide Right Town Hall —a panel discussion on how to improve black male achievement in our communities and educational system.
The Kappa Alpha Psi foundation, on a mission, “to improve the outcomes and lives of young people in under-served communities throughout America,” organized a phenomenal panel of black male professionals. David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative of Educational Excellence for African Americans, served as the host of panel discussions on how to improve black male achievement within the educational system and in the community, the impact of the Black Lives Matter Movement, the future of My Brothers Keeper, and reforming the criminal justice system in America. Panelists included Dr. Jerlando Jackson of the University of Wisconsin, Captain Ron Johnson of the Saint Louis Highway Patrol, Adolphus Pruitt; president of the Saint Louis NAACP, Martese Johnson of the University of Virginia, Dr. Bryant Marks of Morehouse College, Dr. Wisdom Powell UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Henderson Lewis; New Orleans Superintendent of Schools; Kenneth Polite, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill of CNN and the Huffington Post.
Amid steady reports of untimely deaths and incarceration of black men, the timing of the nationally live-streamed event couldn’t be better. Just in case you missed it, check out the Storify recap below.