Izay’a Roane, 11, and Raymond Allen, 15, both enrolled at Franklin Military School, gave their full attention to the men who led the educational program that is designed to help young boys become well-rounded young Black men. Concerned Black Men was formed in 1986.
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Rites of passage ceremonies traditionally mark important transitional periods in a person’s life, such as birth, puberty, marriage, having children, and death. In recent weeks, Richmond and surrounding communities have witnessed far too many rites of passage for young Black men whose lives were cut short by horrific tragedy.