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Calling Out Black Men

P. Kenneth Burns

In her State of the City address, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on black men to do more to prevent violence in the city. Responses have been mixed, with the mayor's plea coming during a time of heightened concern about police misconduct and a run of highly-publicized racial incidents across the country. We’ll get reaction to the mayor's comments from listeners and from men already involved in the lives of at-risk boys and young men: Cameron Miles, director and founder of Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood; James Timpson, director at Park Heights Safe Streets; and David Miller, founder of the Dare to be King Project for African-American boys.

Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.