Since the Henry Louis Gates story hit the news last week, I’ve thought about countless encounters my friends and I have had with the police. But an experience I had two years ago stands out.
My wife and I were at a staff Christmas dinner. Our children were at home with two baby-sitters, the son of another staffer and my wife’s cousin. While enjoying a spread of Mexican food, I got a call.
“Jay is in your driveway, and the police have him handcuffed!”
UYWI founder and president Larry Acosta's vision is to strengthen the next generation of urban leaders for transformational ministry.
Shortly after noon on January 20, the history-making President Barack H. Obama reminded the world during his inauguration: “It has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things … who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.”
As a veteran urban youth worker for more than 20 years, I’ve heard lots of self-serving rhetoric–trash talk–from people whose game fails to measure up.