March 23, 2017
It’s awesome to see our Black men depicted in a positive light, especially in situations that can easily go left.
Such was the case for Ibn Ali Miller, a man from NJ who warmed our hearts after not only breaking up a street fight between two teenagers, but counseled the young men into finding a resolution:
According to sources, this act of social responsibility and love went viral, leading Miller to being honored by the council of Atlantic City in company of the two young men, which became an emotional moment:
“I’m crying because, this whole situation, it deeply saddens me,” said Miller. “It deeply saddens me, the fact that it’s unbelievable. This should be very believable, this should be a norm and this should be regular.”
We really need more positive community leaders like Miller, a true testament of “it takes a village to raise a child.” Hopefully this becomes a catalyst for much needed dialogue and mentorship in other communities.
See Miller’s emotional speech below, where he mentions his own upbringing and positive influences:
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