Please read. Many times we worry about what’s happening in the streets with gun violence but more often than not the real impact is happening by the power of the pen, or the meetings before the meetings.
Do we really know what we are dealing with in our community and how its impacting each of us? Where do we turn and seek leadership?
- Bro. Myron Hughes
“The Greater Cincinnati region is one of the nation’s best places to live, according to Forbes Magazine, and it has a strong job market, good schools and relatively low cost of living. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital ranks No. 2 in the nation among children’s hospitals.
This region has no shortage of cultural activities that people from every walk of life can enjoy. The Cincinnati Music Festival is world-class, and the Newport Aquarium is also a great addition to the region.
However, despite the region’s virtues, poverty and racial disparities are still major factors. Sadly, more than half of all children under age 5 are living in poverty, and African-Americans are visibly missing in leadership roles across the region.
If the region is to fulfill its promise of lifting up all Cincinnatians, it has to get beyond its heavy reliance on reports and studies that point to the obvious and begin empowering qualified people of color with experience to lead the charge toward a more inclusive and equitable working community.”