Empowering Young Black Men: Watch Live

Robert Townsend; Tracy Martin; Malik Yoba; The Rev. Al Sharpton (Getty Images)

(The Root) — Do young black men know that people want to see them at the table making decisions about their communities? Do young black men know that society wants to see them do well and values their contributions to the world? Do young black men feel empowered and excited about their futures?

The death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman, made several people think critically about the lives of young African-American men and, more important, whether black males believe that they have the tools and capacity to shape their lives and achieve their professional goals.


On Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. EDT, The Root will host a live stream, titled "Saving Our Sons: Engaging, Educating and Equipping Our Men for Success," that will feature African-American thought leaders discussing the ways we can engage, educate and equip young black men for success. The live stream will be hosted by Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) and moderated by the Rev. Al Sharpton. Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, and his brother, Jahvaris Fulton, will participate in the discussion, in addition to Robert Townsend, Malik Yoba, Phillip Agnew of the Dream Defenders and Judith Browne-Dianis, the co-director of the Advancement Project.

We want to watch this powerful panel with you. Just type your questions in the comments section below or tweet them to #SaveOurSons.

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