It is a great grass-root level movement.
The streets of Baltimore are witnessing a new grass-root level movement led by the young Black men of the city with a mission to break the cycle of violence prevalent in the city. As reported by The Baltimore Sun, these men, about 60 in number, walked along the streets talking to residents, speaking with them on their porch, and engaging them in conversation while asking them to be a part of their movement.
The group includes residents, pastors, activists, etc. and they have been doing these rounds almost thrice every week. Dr. Andrey Bundley, an organizer, and director of African American Male Engagement told the group as they began their march from a church, "We have to be at the center of the change of saving lives." He added: "If the state of black men is going to change, it’s going to take black men to inspire and guide black men, first, and then other people of good will."
According to the organizers, their efforts are also showing some results. They claimed that around 80 people who they engaged with, in recent times, have been able to look for and find jobs. The group says that the march is an idea and their mission is to talk to people and bring them to a point where the cycle of violence breaks. They wish to instill a sense of peace and prosperity within the community and are engaging with the members fruitfully.