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Fri Sep 4, 2015, 08:06 PM

Group of 100 black male professionals greet students on first day, help bust stereotypes

Students going back to school had some awesome cheerleaders to usher them into the new year.

A group of 100 black men gathered outside Martin Luther King Elementary School in Hartford, Connecticut, last week, forming a line to greet kids on their first day of school, A Plus reported. The welcome was organized by Pastor AJ Johnson and attorney DeVaughn Ward and was aimed at not only getting the students pumped for school, but also changing the public's perception of black men.

“Kids were running out of the bus to smack our hands like they were running down a football field,” Ward told Yahoo Parenting. “It was amazing to see them so fired up to go to school and meet their teachers.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-professionals-greet-kids-first-day-of-school_55e9d78be4b093be51bb647c?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000023

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Fri Sep 4, 2015, 09:24 PM

1. Thanks for posting!

Great to see some Good News in here after the group has been stagnating for so long...

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Fri Sep 4, 2015, 10:16 PM

2. Excellent! That's wonderful.

What a great way to foster community.

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Sat Sep 5, 2015, 01:54 AM

3. I love this idea!

What a cool thing to do for the kids!

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 05:14 PM

4. Excellent

good news

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