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Seminar planned to address deaths of Black men in police custody

Seminar planned to address deaths of Black men in police custody

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — In the wake of a string of deaths of young Black men in police custody around the country, a local organization is hosting a seminar to address solutions to the problem.

The Second Annual Black on Black Crime Solutions Panel will be Saturday, May 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. The free event will feature a panel discussion.

“With the number of deaths over the last 12 months, it is timely and relevant for us to discuss this topic,” said Kevin Dorival, mentor, author and CEO of The Courage To Believe International, the host nonprofit.

The panelists also will tackle the issue of crime prevention, in particular youth crime.

“We hope to show our teens and young adults how to make successful life decisions in order to avoid joining the school to prison pipeline club, which is a growing epidemic in this country,” said Dorival, who spoke on the topic at the annual Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference in Jacksonville last year.

Among the panelists are Cassandra Evans, Chief Probation Officer for Circuit 17 (Broward County); Rev. Dr. O’Neal Dozier, of Worldwide Christian Center Church, Pompano Beach; Connie Moss, president of Black Motivated Women Network; James DePelisi, CEO/president, Broward County Crime Commission; F.J. McLawernce, Attorney; Dr. A.K. Tosu, Educator; Walter Hunter, Community Leader and Hood Diezel, Recording Artist

For more information, visit or call (954) 263-8223.

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