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Jeff Johnson reads an excerpt of “The New Negro,” written in 1925 bv Alain LeRoy Locke, a prominent voice of the Harlem Renaissance. Although it was written almost a century ago, it speaks really well to issues we are currently dealing with as a community. We have to do things a new way if we don’t want things to stay the same. That means institutions and organizations have to do more in their meetings to incorporate younger perspectives and new voices into the

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We are never going to get to where we need to be if we keep letting old leadership define new movements. This doesn’t mean dismissing the elderly, but rather merging their experiences with the new perspectives of the next generation of leaders. Click on the audio player to hear Jeff Johnson explain more in “3 Things You Should Know” on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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