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Consequences and moving beyond them

There are many issues impacting youth; the August 21st town hall provides them with resource to better address them
Used with the permission of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Georgia and St. James Council of the Knights of Pythagoras

There are consequences and repercussions for your actions.

This is a phrase some of us have heard; akin to the statement, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction", it refers to the concept of based on what you do, the response is likely to be equal.

But sometimes, the response sometimes supercedes the precipitating action. This is something that is playing itself out in a number of ways, ranging from global concerns, areas of concern in our cities, and discrepancies noted in the over-application of the law and tactics by government entities.

Having an improved point of reference is essential for being able to understand the nature of said problems, along with the ways problems can be better addressed and even solved. On Thursday, August 21st (from 7-9pm), a town hall is taking place to help provide access to resources to identify and better evaluate timely and improved pro and reactions to different areas of concern.

Presented by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Georgia and the St. James Council of the Knights of Pythagoras, radio stations V103 and 1380 WAOK are holding their town hall meeting. Entitled "The Consequences of Thug Life", the focus is to improve awareness and understanding of the end results that choices along these lines can make, most (if not all) of which result in an untimely, unproductive, and self-destructive outcome.

Supported by the Davis-Bozeman Law Firm and featuring attorney at law Mawuli Mel Davis, the town hall provide an opportunity for youth and adults in the immediate community to come together to articulate the matters at hand, specifically in helping young people avoid the mistakes that can result in involvement in the legal system. The event takes place at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Building in College Park (7340 Old National Highway).

Davis has an extensive record of work with youth and the immediate community, including a number of cases including personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and civil rights cases. His recognition from civic and community based organizations are wide-ranging, including forthcoming recognition from the civic organization Sistas Inspiring Sistas as their Social Innovator of the year.

The event is free and open to the public. For further information and details, those who are interested may contact the firm via email (at

There are multiple needs and areas of concern, especially as it relates to young people. The town hall on August 21st is an opportunity for interconnected communities to share, discuss, and map out approaches grounded in safety and success for young people. With cases such as the one dealing with Michael Brown and the questionable use of force by law enforcement, there may be no such thing as too much information or too many entities conducting programs of this type and kind.

Otherwise, there may be some severe consequences and even more severe repercussions.

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