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By ttttv43dfse on Dec 10, 2013 01:55 AM

In recent weeks, the conversation concerning the struggles AfricanAmerican men face in this country has been widelydiscussed. From the Trayvon Martin case, to the story of Oscar Grant's shooting in "Fruitvale Station," to the staggering incarceration rate of black men, there is no Robert Mathis Womens Jersey doubt that black men in America are plagued by tough odds.

Awardwinning filmmaker Stacey Mohammad tackles www.footballcoltsproshop.com/colts-robert-mathis-jersey-c-11.html that topic in Pat Angerer White Jersey her web series "For Colored Boys," which tells the stories of "AfricanAmerican men from various walks of life as they navigate and overcome challenges, face their fears, find their truth, mend broken relationships, find love, build Mens Andrew Luck Jersey families and inspire the lives of www.footballcoltsproshop.com/colts-andrew-luck-jersey-c-13.html many."

The first installment, subtitled "Redemption," follows the life of Benjamin Boyd Sr. and his journey reconnecting with family and reassuming his role as a father upon his release from prison.

Mohammad spoke with HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill about the project and her motivation to tell these stories.

"I think that's the tradition of people of African descent," she told Hill. EST.

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As a black man who has navigated from birth to adulthood with no criminal record or children out of wedlock I am very much www.footballcoltsproshop.com/colts-pat-angerer-jersey-c-12.html looking forward to this series. When I look at all the stories about crime on HP and the subsequent comments from people injecting race in every article and creating completely flawed narratives it doesn't surprise me that there are so few comments in this article. The fact is things that appear to be problems like crime, poverty and percentages of single parent homes are in fact symptoms of a larger scale of problems. But the racists have no interest in the complexity of the issues because its so much easier to place the blame elsewhere instead of critically looking at the cause.

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