The eighties and nineties saw an insurgence of gangs, nearly paralyzing the communities they infiltrated with escalating violence and criminal activity. The combined efforts of community outreach programs, lawmakers, and law enforcement have been effective in reducing inner city gang activity. The face of inner city violence has since evolved.
There is a new phenomenon – a fatalistic neighborhood identification – that is just as dangerous to at-risk youth. Whereas traditional street gangs were organized around a common initiative or threat and members chose to belong, the new pattern of violence is neighborhood-based with no particular members or targets. Youth can become victims of senseless violence only by virtue of where they live – not based on their behavior, their friends or any other factors in their control.
The World Premiere show of PositiveXchange TV attempts to address this matter and provide some solutions to the phenom. The media is overwhelmed with graphics and scenes that are overbearing and out right improper for our young people, and honestly, adults alike. To counter this foolishness, www.PositiveXchange.com and PositiveXchange TV, along with efforts made by the Christian Communities and other formats designed to encourage our young people, have created a medium that promotes healthy standards and encouraging profiles that spotlight a portion of our youth’s growing pains
So….Make sure you tune in this Sunday @ 10:30 pm on Channel 21/CBS 21 (TX Market and Houston Market) for the World Premiere of the PositiveXchange TV show…Check out the movement that’s geared to change our community one child at a time.
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