Person of Year
President Obama has convened a cabinet meeting on Monday December 1, 2014 to discuss the tough lessons learned from the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The meeting also included young people from civil rights and activist groups based in Ferguson , mayors, and law enforcement officials from and across the country.
The topic was how to address the deteriorating relations between the police and the communities they serve, and how to ensure that the divide is bridged.
His name is Rasheen Aldridge. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, the 20 years old Aldridge is a natural leader. After graduating from High School, he enrolled at Forest Park Community College, while working minimum wage jobs, the lot of many Black youth in underpriviledged areas, such as East Saint Louis or Ferguson, Missouri. But that did not stop him.
Marie Bamutese, AfroAmerica Network Black Woman of Year 2014, is a survivor. As a schoolgirl, Marie Bamutese survived two of the worst tragedies the World has even known: