Black Youth

Local Pilot Paves the Way to New Success for Black youth with United Airlines 

Compton-native, Kenneth Kirkpatrick, better known as “KP”—has actively worked to bring awareness around the flourishing career path of piloting commercial airplanes. As a United Airline Captain, Kirkpatrick has used his platform to pave a runway for Black youth to take off toward new heights for success in aviation.  

Youth Basketball Clinic Furthers Legacy of Late Prep Star

Local youth got a chance to learn basketball fundamentals in the #RyseUpNow Youth Basketball Clinic, the Ryse Williams Charitable Foundation created the event to further the legacy of a stand out athlete in which the foundation is named after. Ryse was an integral member of the Redondo Union boys’ basketball team and was set to attend Loyola Marymount University. After his senior season was over, he was diagnosed with Renal Medullary Carcinoma (R.M.C.) and passed away one day before his graduation in 2017. His father, O’Bray Williams, brings awareness to R.M.C. through the foundation. The #RyseUpNow Youth Basketball Clinic is

Rescuing Black Males: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Despite added focus on Black males in recent years, fundamentally, their plight is unchanged and they remain largely a rhetorical priority. Seemingly endless research and publicly proclaimed concern, few, if any, sustainable programs specifically intended and/or designed to benefit Black males exist.

NAACP Focuses on Millennials for Future Growth

As Derrick Johnson assumes the role of interim president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), leaders of the nation’s oldest Black civil rights organization say that young people must come first.

Black Girls and Sex Trafficking in Los Angeles!

Why should this matter to you? Sex trafficking is sexual slavery and disproportionately affects young Black girls in America. Family members, acquaintances, pimps, employers, smugglers, and strangers traffic children. Pimping or sex trafficking, is a multi-billion-dollar industry and predators are likely to make anywhere from $150,000 to $300,000 each year selling and exploiting the bodies of Black teenage girls. According to the U.S. Justice Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited children, the average pimp has four to six girls and many are ages 13-14. These young ladies are, raped, beaten, branded, contract sexually transmitted diseases within six months