Nationwide — According to one report, Black males ages 30 to 34 have the highest incarceration rate of any race/ethnicity gender and age combination. But Orrin C. Hudson has a plan to bring those numbers down. He just released a new book entitled My Brothers Keeper! How I Helped Change the Lives of 50,000+ Black Boys: 21 Proven Strategies That Help Young People “Think It Out, Not Shoot It Out” (exclusively available at www.urbanebooks.com for just $2.99).
In his new 63-page e-book, he reveals 21 proven strategies that help teenagers “Think It Out, Not Shoot It Out”. In the game of chess, you have to think three moves ahead, and every move you make is critical. “It’s the same way in life,” Hudson says. “And by using this teaching method, I’ve helped change the lives of more than 50,000+ children, mostly African American boys from urban and low income areas.”
Other devastating statistics about Black males:
“A black male born in 1991 has a 29% chance of spending time in prison at some point in his life.” — The Sentencing Project
“In 2014, 6% of all black males ages 30 to 39 were in prison, compared to 2% of Hispanic and 1% of white males in the same age group.” — U.S. Dept of Justice
“Black and Hispanic students made up more than 70 percent of students arrested and/or referred to juvenile detention centers.” — U.S. Dept of Education
So what’s the big deal about chess?
The game of chess raises self-esteem, teaches determination, self-motivation and sportsmanship, and can be enjoyed by children from all social backgrounds, ages, races and genders. It demands children to take responsibility for their actions, and it improves problem-solving skills.
By playing chess, children develop and/or sharpen their ability to visualize patterns in their minds. They start creating plans and goals, and are able to easily make logical conclusions!
In My Brothers Keeper! How I Helped Change the Lives of 50,000+ Black Boys, Orrin’s strategies are designed to help as many teenagers as possible avoid resorting to violence and making common bad decisions that often result in them being incarcerated, and even worse killed.
For more details and/or to download his e-book, visit www.urbanebooks.com