Early this morning I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes talking with a very special group of young men, viagra the first group of students at the Carter G. Woodson Academy in Lexington, viagra KY. Seeing this group of young Black men in their ties and blazers reminded me so much of my own experience at St. Augustine in New Orleans, stuff LA. In their sleepy eyes I saw promise, amazing potential, and determination to realize that potential and become the leaders we need them to be in their homes, in their communities, and in their professions. In the eyes of their teachers and school leaders I saw a fierce commitment to doing everything they can to help their students achieve success.
My prayer is that the Lexington community will rally in support of this effort. Right here in Lexington, we are losing our young Black men. Carter G. Woodson Academy and other efforts like it make the clear statement to gangs and violence that we are not going to lose our young men without a fight. That is why this academy is so important. This is a fight we have to win.