Despite living under the administration of the first African American president, a seemingly hopeful time, many young people have experiences and views of their world that are more closely aligned to rappers like AR-AB. It is time for professionals, teachers, academics, parents, and concerned community members to listen. Although we should still be concerned about the lifestyle AR-AB discusses in his music, his voice should be used to draw attention to the hopelessness, desperation and anger of our most marginalized youth and provide some thoughtful discussions about solutions to issues of manhood, the drug economy, violence, mental health, misogyny and hyper masculinity in Hip Hop Culture and urban life. SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU BELIEVE AR-AB, PREVIOUS LIFESTYLE, CURRENT MESSAGE, AND STORY WILL BE A GREAT ENCOURAGING LIGHT TO HELP PROPEL OUR YOUTH IN YOUR SURROUNDING COUNTY.
glenn r McInerney
America, esp white America needs to wake up and understand that our African American communities are still suffering GREAT injustices. Roxborough/Manayunk supports Abdul West and ANY man in a simular situation
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