Holman street baptist church hosts my brother_s keeper homecoming celebration

In February 2014, President Barack Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

“That’s what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works – when it works, in those critical life-changing moments


– President Barack Obama, February 27, 2014

In September 2014, President Obama issued a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become “MBK Communities.” This challenge represents a call to action for all members of our communities, and mayors in particular, as they often sit at the intersection of many of the vital forces and structural components needed to enact sustainable change through policy, programs, and partnerships. The MBK Community Challenge encourages communities (cities, rural municipalities, and tribal nations) to implement a coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of all young people to ensure that they can reach their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born.

Here locally, Holman Street Baptist Church has accepted the challenge, and is hosting the “My Brother’s Keeper Homecoming Celebration” on November 15, 2015.

In a June 13, 2013 article, Michael Snyder wrote exclusively about men in America and revealed some very revealing facts, such as:

Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs. The chart posted below illustrates this stunning decline

According to Time Magazine, unemployed men are significantly more likely to get divorced than employed men are.

According to one very surprising study, “young, urban, childless women” make more money in America today than young, urban, childless men do.

The average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

Back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the United States contained a married couple. Today, that number has declined to 48 percent.

Approximately one out of every three children in America lives in a home without a father.

An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to pornography websites, and one survey found that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access visit sex websites while they are at work.

Young men are nearly twice as likely to live with their parents as young women the same age are.

Males account for approximately 70 percent of all Ds and Fs in U. S. public schools.

The average American girl spends 5 hours a week playing video games. The average American boy spends 13 hours a week playing video games.

About two-thirds of all students in “special education programs” are boys.

Pastor Manson B. Johnson, Sr. Pastor of Holman Street Baptist Church has extended an invitation to the Greater Houston area to join forces to proactively address these issues.

“We are stepping up to the plate to reach out to men and boys who do not attend or have never attended any church, because we believe they have a bright future ahead,” said Pastor Johnson. “We don’t care what these men and boys have dealt with in the past, we are committed to walking with them and this event is just the start.”

All men and boys will be invited to attend the Celebration service and then eat a full meal at the “Brother’s Keeper Homecoming Luncheon Banquet” in the original Holman Street Baptist Church building, located at 3501 Holman St. in Houston, Texas, after the 10:30 am worship service on November 15, 2015 at 1 pm. Gifts will be presented to each visiting man and boy at the banquet, and a band will provide live entertainment, along with some wonderful fellowship and mentorship. Dr. Rodrick L. Ware of New Monumental Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be the guest preacher.

For more information, please call 713.741.8451.