My Brother’s Keeper organizes peaceful rally in Yonkers

Members of the My Brother’s Keeper mentorship program rallied on Yonkers City Hall steps in solidarity today.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2020, 8:55 PM

Updated 1,453 days ago

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Members of the My Brother’s Keeper mentorship program rallied on Yonkers City Hall steps in solidarity today.
The group is a local offshoot of the national mentorship program founded by former President Barack Obama for minority young men.
The youth gathered with a purpose, prayer and a call for an end to racism and injustice. They tell News 12 the continuation of racism and injustice is what likely led to the death of George Floyd and then the protests.
My Brother’s Keeper mentor Daryl Mack says he’s upset and angry, and that he wonders when justice will actually be served.
Alex Morales, a student, said, “If we're out there causing mayhem, we are only fanning the flames of anger and fear,” in regard to the looting.
The members of My Brother’s Keeper wanted to come together for peace and as a call for action.
“It's time for those of us in leadership to stand up and admit that we have a problem in America..." says Dr. Jim Bostic. "...Invest in the resources and be willing to do something about it."
2020 graduate Joshua Herron says the action calls for his generation to exemplify the change that they want.
“When we fight in love and unity, we can live the perfect gift of life that God has prepared for us,” says Herron.
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