The church is too disconnected from growing numbers of our youth in general and young urban black males in particular. They exhibit little awareness of how they might collectively reverse the deepening spiritual and cultural decay of our inner-city neighborhoods
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 16, 2006 –
As this country celebrates Black History Month, it is imperative that African Americans take a moment to not only examine the Black community but the condition of the Black church. While America remembers Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, it is vital that we never forget the key role played by the Black church in past successes of the Black community.
Many credit Black’s faith in God as the source of support that helped them endure slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, ten years of the Depression, no representation in government, the Ku Klux Klan, no police protection, and many other problems. This current generation has a different set of values that are often communicated to them via the hip-hop community rather than the church. Because many young African Americans now subscribe to a culture that has pushed God out, many experts are predicting record low numbers in church attendance among the next generation.
Rev. Rivers who serves as Co-Chair of the National Ten Point Leadership Foundation stated that, “The church is too disconnected from growing numbers of our youth in general and young urban black males in particular. They exhibit little awareness of how they might collectively reverse the deepening spiritual and cultural decay of our inner-city neighborhoods”.
Kymo Dockett the editor of “What’s The Word” magazine is promoting solutions to why the hip-hop generation does not serve God in a new book entitled “The Lost Generation”. This book examines how the Black church went from one of the most influential institutions within the Black community to an organization that seems to be losing its relevance.
When Dr. Carter Woodson started Black History Month, he not only sought to celebrate the accomplishments of the past, he also wanted African Americans to deal with current struggles. Mr. Dockett’s book “The Lost Generation” helps to fulfill Dr. Woodson’s vision as he provides practical solutions in dealing with the troubles of the Black church. “The Lost Generation” e-book is currently on sale for $6.99 and the paperback version can be ordered for $9.99 on wtwmagazine.com or Amazon.com.
Contact: Kymo Dockett
200 Rhode Island Ave. NE, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20002
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