Gang member to college graduate | BlackDoctor

    Chicago Teen: “I Should’ve Been Dead” (VIDEO)

    Can you imagine an 18-year-old saying that he should been dead? At the age of 18–he should’ve been dead?!

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    Growing up, Krishaun Branch used to be a gang banger in Chicago, where the life expectancy of young Black men is at an all-time low. Branch had no thoughts of going to school, let alone college. But he changed his life expectancy as being a part of an entire class of college-bound high school graduates from Chicago’s Urban Prep. He recently graduated from Fisk University in Nashville.

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    Watch Krishaun’s heartfelt story and why he aims to help other young men like him.
    (HINT: you’ll shed a tear around the 1:54 mark)

     

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