Washington DC (PRWEB) March 9, 2009
Although President Barack Obama has spent much of his time addressing the country's current economic crisis, many are interested to discover if Obama will devote some energy to the crisis many inner cities currently face. While Americans celebrate the election of the first Black president, this historic event does not change the sad reality of life among the inner-city youth.
During Barack Obama's presidential campaign, he made it clear that as president, he would utilize the help of hip-hop artists to help educate urban youth. "I've met with Jay-Z; I've met with Kanye, and I've talked to other artists about how potentially to bridge that gap. I think the potential for them to deliver a message of extraordinary power that gets people thinking (is massive)." Obama told Jeff Johnson during BET's political special, "What's in It for Us?"
Fortunately, politicians like Barack Obama, Adrian Fenty, and Corey Booker clearly identify with hip-hoppers. These leaders break the cycle of black leaders on the front lines of the civil rights movement and who have suffered a disconnect with today's youth. This new breed of leadership offers policies that demonstrate that they understand the needs and desires of many urban youth. However, the question remains, can these leaders actually help end a growing crisis among inner-city youth?
Kymo Dockett, the author of "The Post Hip-Hop Generation: 20 Principles for a Successful Generation," is helping to gather a movement to work with politicians like Obama to help bring a positive change to a generation of urban youth. "We need a strategy to infuse this generation with godly principles that will help them change their present course," Kymo recently said in an interview when asked about his website, posthiphopgeneration.com.
More than ever, the path has been paved for a movement to help change urban youth. Unfortunately, some Americans must come to realize that there is more than one crisis facing this country now. Without this realization, not only will we see a failing economy, but also an emerging generation of urban youth.