The following are comments to an editorial from FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, first aired on Tuesday, March 26:
Ms. Reed Birmingham
I want to congratulate and commend the young men from Wenonah who have made this message concerning violence. And God bless them.
That video is awesome. When you think about what's going on in the streets today and then you see a group of young black kids, guys, young men coming together to spread the message. Let's put down the guns. Let's stop the violence. Let's stand up. Let's stick together, black, white it doesn't matter. Violence don't have a preference, it's hitting everybody.
The Wenonah Dragons editorial was one of the most positive displays that anyone can see from teenage youth today. I really support everything that they said and I hope that they all do good.
It's so refreshing to see the positive video put out by the Wenonah Basketball Team. So much of what we hear on the news involves sports figures in legal trouble. We all know that sports champions have a great influence on young people. High-five to these young men for standing up against violence.
I just want to say how proud it makes me feel to know that some of our African American youths are realizing there are other options in life besides violence...not only are they realizing but doing something positive about it. I loved the segment and hope to see many more from our youths realizing they do have a choice when it comes to their future! Just know young people your present situation by no means predict your future. By the way, Go Wenonah Big Baller Dragon's!!
Thank you for your interest in this week's editorial. We look forward to hearing more comments from you on future issues.
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