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Internet Forum on Young Black Men Is a Must-See, Christensen Says

July 12, 2006 – Delegate Donna M. Christensen, in a release issued Wednesday, encourages the entire territory to tune into a live webcast of "Paths to Success: A Forum on Young Africa-American Men" on Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m.
The online forum, hosted by the Kaiser Family foundation and sponsored by The Washington Post, will critically analyze the experience of young black men in America.
"I consider this [webcast] part of our efforts to bring our community together to address the challenges faced by the young people of our community. I am glad the Kaiser foundation is making these experts available to communities like ours," said Christensen.
The forum will open with a discussion by activist Bill Cosby followed by a panel discussion among the nation's leading scholars, educators, members of Congress, and youth.
Panelists slated to appear include high school principal Ras Baraka; Ronald Dellums, former U.S. Congressman; James Forman Jr., professor of law at Georgetown University; and Steven Holmes of The Washington Post, among others.
The discussion will focus on the results of a Post/Kaiser/Harvard survey as well as strategies to enable young black men to succeed in today's society.
Anyone interested in viewing the forum should log on to www.kff.org/pathstosuccess.

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