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City leaders call on black men to mentor youths and stop the violence
City leaders call on black men to mentor youths and stop the violence

African-American community leaders implored a sea of mostly black men at a Northwest Baltimore church Tuesday to mentor black youth and help stop a "genocide" of black males being lost to homicide. The speakers included a pastor, a city councilman, a community activist, a public safety official, a school administrator and nonprofit directors — all African-American —who led a discussion before a crowd of about 1,000 on how black men should stop violence, read to young people and employ teens. The meeting was convened by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who issued a "call to action" urging black men to do more to curtail the killing of African-Americans, who...

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