Home Grown Black Males

Reviving forgotten communities by Cyril D. Loum

Upon arrival in the United States, my parents had their funding as missionaries discontinued because they chose to be with their children away from a war-torn country. This meant that our food came from food banks and clothing from co-ops, which ended up providing us with the necessary resources to survive.

Survival also was based on many other aspects. Most impactful were my parents’ conception of who I was, the education I received, and employment and housing opportunities. These factors eventually helped shape me into someone who strives to enhance communities. Read more here.

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