On Tuesday evening, at approximately 10:50pm, 27 year-old Darryl Washington died of a fatal gunshot to his head, literally feet from his Harlem residence. Just 15 minutes earlier I stood feet away from where he drew his last agonizing breath. This young Black man was killed by other young Black men, because he intervened to protect his family member from being assaulted. During the days following this incident, relatives, childhood friends, neighbors, and even passersby acknowledged this young man’s life with a shrine including beautiful flowers, candles, his pictures and large sections of oaktag with various R.I.P.messages of other heartfelt … Continue reading Ending the Epidemic of Violent Black Death
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FOR AGYEI TYEHIMBA’S NEW BOOK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Agyei Tyehimba, Author, 872-222-6764 Truself143@gmail.com TRUTH FOR OUR YOUTH A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens by Agyei Tyehimba Distinguished by his passion and commitment, Harlem-born educator, author and activist Agyei Tyehimba has mentored and empowered at-risk teens and their parents for the past two decades. In TRUTH FOR OUR YOUTH: A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Paperback; $12.95; April 4, 2014), Agyei Tyehimba draws from this solid background in youth development. Over the course of 234 fun and engaging pages, he teaches young people that they … Continue reading Truth for our Youth Official Press Release
To middle, high school and college students, including those of you who are in trouble, and see no hope in life: Navigating the long and winding road of life will not always be easy, comfortable or predictable. You will best … Continue reading 8 Important Lessons for Youth
In April of 2014, I released my third book, “Truth for our Youth: A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens.” Every time I appear on a radio show to promote my new book, I’m asked why I wrote it. My answer is generally … Continue reading The Problem With Black Exceptionalism
Recently, the Annie E. Casey Foundation published a report entitled “Race For Results: Building a Path to Opportunity For All Children. This report – like so many others – reinforced through empirical data what we already know…..Not only do Black … Continue reading The Troubling State of Black Youth in America!
I am happy to announce that I released my third book Truth for Our Youth: A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens. It is my hope that parents, teachers, youth development specialists, and after-school programs will purchase this book, read it, and disseminate its principles in … Continue reading Truth for Our Youth: A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens
Poetry. One of my first loves. When done properly, it is one of the most effective vehicles for deconstructing illusion and misinformation. It admonishes, scolds, sympathizes redefines and interrogates knowledge and understanding. Our youth have poetry just like prior generations did. … Continue reading 7 Poems Our Youth Should Hear And Discuss