Local pastor, seminar leader have ‘the talk’ with local Black males

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Bishop Derek Triplett, left, and Dr. Willie J. Kimmons talks to Black males about how to avoid being the victim of a crime and how to stay out of jail.(PHOTO COURTESY OF DUANE FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Bishop Derek Triplett, left, and Dr. Willie J. Kimmons talks to Black males about how to avoid being the victim of a crime and how to stay out of jail.
(PHOTO COURTESY OF DUANE FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Dr. Willie J. Kimmons and Bishop Derek Triplett led a discussion July 18 with dozens of Black male youth and men at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center.

The talk centered on the George Zimmerman verdict, Trayvon Martin and the value of being a Black man in America. The meeting was called by Triplett, senior pastor of Hope Fellowship Church.

Kimmons, who lives in Daytona Beach, is a nationally recognized consultant, speaker, seminar leader and author. The Black men were given advice on how to avoid being a victim of a crime and how to conduct themselves so they won’t end up in jail.

This is second event organized by Triplett this year aimed at bringing the community together. In May, he pulled together a “March Against the Madness.’’ Its purpose was to work toward a solution against gun violence and domestic abuse.

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