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:

“Empowermentorship – Power of Mentorship!” 4th Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel.

We can be armrest activists or choose to do something about the issues impacting our community. We chose the latter, and appreciate your love & support. Our invitation letter contains a wealth of information about our annual event, and why we do what we do. [Letter In PDF format]

Our 2017 Fundraiser on GoFundme Status, we’ve raised so far: $110.00. Click here to contribute – #TeamCourage!
 
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Take a look at our Amazing lack On Black Crime Solutions Panel Program booklet
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2017 Panelist – In collaboration with Miami-Dade College: Caribbean Students, Haitian Ibo Club, Tropical Beat, Minorities of the Future:

  • *Carolyn “Kiani” Nesbitt, CEO/President, Concerned African Women, Inc.
  • *T. Willard Fair, President of Miami Urban League
  • *Carlos Martinez, Miami-Dade Public Defender
  • *Pastor Anthony Sanders, Commissioner of Hallandale
  • *Amare Amari, NuGame Movement Mentoring
  • *Sasha Smith, Miami Dade College, #CaribbeanBeats
  • Supporters – Volunteers – Sponsors:

    Thank You – 2017 Top Sponsors

  • Juan Perez, Miami-Dade Police Department
  • SapiBon – Haitian Restaurant
  • Dales Tires of Fort Lauderdale
  • Rodney Baltimore of HOT 105
  • Higher Vision Ministries
  • Nikki’s Marinade
  • 7 Types of Kings, Queens, Desire” new self-help/relationship book.
  • Fight Fight USA
  • Thank You – 2017 Top Supporters

  • City of Opa-Locka, Mayor Lady Myra Taylor
  • Commissioner Matthew A. Pigatt, Opa-Locka
  • Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, 24th District of Florida
  • Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office
  • Urban League of Greater Miami
  • DiCove Maze, LLC.
  • Village Girls FL.
  • iHustle Academy
  • BJ’s
  • Woosler Delisfort, Photographer
  • Target Corporation
  • Sky View Creative Circle, LLC.
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    3rdAnnual Black on Black Crime Solutions Panel Discussion was a HUGE SUCCESS!! We made history on Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Sponsors & Supporters
    Sponsors of the  3rd Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel

    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: thecouragetobelieve@gmail.com.
    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

    Read what the newspapers are saying about us:

    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:

    1. We created the C2B Chess Program.
    2. Teamed up with Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).
    3. Teamed with NuGame Movement Male Mentoring Group
    4. Teamed up with several libraries in Broward County
    5. Developed life skills workshops
    6. We were the host of several life skill workshops (Audience: 10-24 years old)

    Incarceration Facts:

    1. 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.
    2. 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)
    3. More than half are black or Hispanic and come from “the most disadvantaged segments of the population.
    4. 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)
    5. Why are these guns so accessible in the urban communities?
    6. Children with parents that are incarcerated is 6x’s as likely to be incarcerated.
    7. 1 in 19 for Black women, 1 in 45 for Hispanic women, 1 in 118 for White women goes to prison.
    8. 1 in every 15 Black men, 1 in every 36 Hispanic men, 1 in every 106 White men goes to prison.
    9. Over 2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. and 49% of them are black.
    10. Florida Department of Corrections housed 100,445 inmates in its 55 state prisons, including seven private prisons, in 2014.
    11. ** We want to do everything that we can to prevent 50 youths, a year,  from being shipped from School to Prison.