“What is the criteria for a person to be honored?” was the question I asked the dais of elders being recognized at the National Black Male Achievement Summit in Chicago, IL earlier this year, during the Q & A segment. The elders at the dinner were men from various professions in society: public intellectuals, journalists, authors, griots, artists, businessmen, and community organizers. I posed the question because I am curious about how we negotiate honor and accountability of public figures within our initiatives. What are the ethics of bestowing honor in our programming? To read more on TheGenerationalEffect.com, click here.

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