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Black men rally against drugs, violence

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Hundreds of African-American men gathered last night to rally against the tide of violence, drug use and absent fathers plaguing Annapolis’ black community.
With a good number of women and children at their sides, the men pledged to do their part to improve the greater Annapolis community.

The brainchild of local businessman Derek Matthews, the rally was held in the sanctuary of the First Community Christian Church just north of Annapolis.

Mr. Matthews has started the Foundation for 1,000 Dedicated Good Men. He hopes to set up mentoring sessions, job training programs and more in an effort to bolster the African-American community, and eventually, Annapolis as a whole.

Read more of the article at Hometown Annapolis


Written by Symphony

February 23, 2008 at 7:54 am

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  1. Wow, that is really commendable. That is wonderful to hear. I’m glad to know this. I love to hear about people doing great things, especially my people.


    March 20, 2008 at 12:22 am

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