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Lawmakers Propose Commission on Social Status of Black Males

Wearing their signature red ties with images of black handprints, leaders and members of 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project, a decades-old mentoring program in four Florida counties for Black boys founded by Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, joined a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday as lawmakers formally announced the introduction of House Resolution 1636 — the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.