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What About The Politics Of Education & Black Boys? (Water Boyz Revisted)

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A year ago, during the height of the COVID PANDEMIC, a large number of youths, known as the WATER BOYZ begin selling water at cross sections throughout the CITY of ATLANTA. Eventually due to their aggressive sales tactics, Atlanta MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS labeled them a nuisance and wanted them removed even if it required LAW ENFORCEMENT. Our special guest, KACEY VENNING decided to use her non-profit HELPING EMPOWER YOUTH, along with co-founder MARC KD BOYD to interact with the WATER BOYZ to intervene on their behalf to avoid simply removing the youth by Atlanta's POLICE FORCE. Not only were they successful in intervening on their behalf, but the progress of some of the boys prompted VENNINGS to try to make even more of difference by running for ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOL (APS) board. How did they convince the boys to start legitimate businesses and create their own water brand? Did she learn anything from working with the WATER BOYZ that she hopes to use if she becomes an elected official? MENTAL DIALOGUE asking the questions America's afraid to ask. ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU THINK

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