The problems facing black youth are well known. Murder being the #1 cause of death for ages 10 to 24, a drop-out rate that far exceeds children of other races, and the amount of young black men going to prison is way too high. We all know the problems. Yaba Baker has spent most of his adult life looking for the solutions.
Over the last 17 years, he has spoken to at-risk black students in some of the worst schools in America. He has developed techniques over the 17 years which relays information in a way that tears through most teenagers “know it all” mentality. The book entitled Breaking the Mental Chains of Black Teenagers lays out to Parents, teachers, and mentors (regardless of the teenager’s socioeconomic background) these techniques to reach Black teenagers ranging from at-risk to the affluent.