“A renaissance man with social conscience” a name Dr. Robert M. Franklin, the tenth President of Morehouse College calls a young black man of this generation. A Renaissance man contributes to the revised standards of human knowledge. He believe that this generation of black males should be acquainted with the greatest conversations in science and the humanities; acquainted with the languages and cultures of the world; at home in every culture, widely read and widely traveled, capable of adapting to every environment; and always raising the level of class and sophistication of the company he keeps. In order to reach these goals, every young man should take control of his actions, goals, dreams and most importantly his future.
Statistics show that only 3 out of 100 black males entering kindergarten will graduate from college. Additionally every five second during the school day, a black public school student is suspended. Every 46 seconds during the school day, a black high school student drops out. Every minute, a black child is arrested and a black baby is born to an unmarried mother. Every 4 hours, a black child or youth under 20 dies from an accident, and every 5 hours, a black youth is a homicide victim. But I believe statistics are not what defines a man, and there are many ways to overcome all these statistics.