This is a fantastic article.
It's personal but not trite. It is wise and I hope it is circulated widely.
"Empathy and social capital are absent from too many of today's black communities nationwide. In places like Chicago's South Side — where violent teenage gangs have replaced the traditional family — empathy is seen as a weakness and social capital is seen as that warm-and-fuzzy stuff that whites and black traitors practice."
Read the whole thing-that was just one quote from a very honest article from within the community. I'm sure there are many, many more people like him in the community and I hope they stand up to the challenges facing them.