If we really care about Black youth, let’s invest in the resources they need to navigate this toxic, White supremacist society, and hold the systems accountable that have failed them.
We as a community have to reckon with the racial dynamics of addiction to ensure we can support services across the recovery-harm reduction spectrum and maximize this influx of resources.
We should stand in solidarity with oppressed people struggling for their sovereignty, knowing that this is a threat to the social order.
If we are serious about improving the quality of life of Black youth in Baltimore and around the country, we have to intentionally combat these societal forces of dehumanization.
Black Panther leader’s tireless activism endured despite decades of incarceration