SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS!

On March 14, 2012, The Root (www.theroot.com) reported that a team of young African-American male teenagers made history when they won a national polo title. That’s right….you heard me…..polo! I did see one Facebook post about it. It was also covered on Black America Web (www.blackamericaweb.com).

Here are some of the links for this fantastic story of achievement by some young African-American teenage males:

http://www.theroot.com/buzz/black-polo-team-makes-history-championship-title

http://articles.philly.com/2011-03-14/sports/28688572_1_youth-polo-lezlie-hiner-indoor-polo

http://www.nj.com/gloucester/voices/index.ssf/2012/03/polo_champs_without_the_silver.html

http://sports.blackamericaweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8782:philly-teens-repeat-win-in-polo-championship&catid=82:general-news&Itemid=462

Interestingly, the 2 links from CBS and ESPN are from April and October of 2011. I was unable to locate any network coverage of the recent championship. These are those 2 links:

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-18563_162-20052900.html

http://espn.go.com/espn/e60/story/_/id/7093372/philadelphia-inner-city-students-follow-unusual-path-learn-play-polo-win-national-title

So, here is the question for the Family: Why wasn’t this wonderful story all over the mainstream news? I ask it somewhat rhetorically, to get to the next question:  How do we change the flavor of what is covered so that it includes these types of positive stories about our young African-American males?

What do you think? What can we do?

Read, learn, and share…..Have a Family Meeting!

C. Randolph Keller

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