Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel
“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” -Frederick Douglass
Courage To Believe International, Inc. presents:
“Power of the Vote!” 3rd Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel.
3rdAnnual Black on Black Crime Solutions Panel Discussion was a HUGE SUCCESS!! We made history on Saturday, July 16, 2016
Volunteers, please email us about helping with the event. This is a great opportunity for community hours. Use “VOLUNTEERS” in the subject line. We will reply within 24hrs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors can download the vendor application and sign it. Attach your application in your email with “VENDOR” in the subjectline.
Location: The Worldwide Christian Center Church
450 N. Powerline Rd. Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
Time: 11am-2pm. Free Community Event
1. The Pompano Pelican Post
2. Sun-Sentinal: “At Community Panel, Sheriff Confronted by Angry Man Disheartened by Violence“
2nd Annual Black on Black Crime Solutions Panel Discussion: May 20, 2015
Panelist: Reverend Dr. O’Neal Dozier – Pastor, Dr. Rosiland Osgood – Educator. Connie Moss – Entrepreneur, Mr. McLawernce – Civil Attorney. James DePelisi – Crime Commission. Hood Deizel – Music Artist.
1st Annual Black on Black Crime Solutions Panel Discussion: May 16, 2014
Dr. Rosiland Osgood – Educator. C. Ron Allen – Mentor. Isha Halley – Educator. Kevin Dorival – Mentor
What has been developed from the annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panels:
- We created the C2B Chess Program.
- Teamed up with Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).
- Teamed with NuGame Movement Male Mentoring Group
- Teamed up with several libraries in Broward County
- Developed life skills workshops
- We were the host of several life skill workshops (Audience: 10-24 years old)
- A black man under the age of 35 who did not graduate from high school has a greater chance of being in prison than in the workforce.
- In 1972 state spending was $6.7b (£4b). By 2010, it had grown to $53.2b – from 1.9% to 3.3% of overall state budgets. (Source: International Centre for Prison Studies, 2011-2013)
- More than half are black or Hispanic and come from “the most disadvantaged segments of the population.
- 5.5 million guns were manufactured in 2010, which was one of the highest-volume years in history. Another 2.84 million foreign-made guns were imported in 2010. (Source: ATF – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)
- Why are these guns so accessible in the urban communities?
- Children with parents that are incarcerated is 6x’s as likely to be incarcerated.
- 1 in 19 for Black women, 1 in 45 for Hispanic women, 1 in 118 for White women goes to prison.
- 1 in every 15 Black men, 1 in every 36 Hispanic men, 1 in every 106 White men goes to prison.
- Over 2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. and 49% of them are black.
- Florida Department of Corrections housed 100,445 inmates in its 55 state prisons, including seven private prisons, in 2014.
- ** We want to do everything that we can to prevent 50 youths, a year, from being shipped from School to Prison.