Steve Harvey and Rev. Al Sharpton will have their work cut out for them tomorrow. These two are joining forces to kick-off Bethune-Cookman University’s National Summit of the Black Males in Higher Education Think Tank.

Celebrities, community leaders and educators will come together tackle issues of poverty, drop-out rates, crime rates, incarceration statistics and more.

Tomorrow’s summit will be unique in that it won’t only talk about issues plaguing the Black community but develop long term solutions — like the Black Male Institute. The Institute will pair established successful men who come out to the summit with students.

This is definitely a step in the right direction when it comes to solving many of the issues wreaking havoc on Black males. We continue to support any and every program that takes a second look at solving issues in our community.

“The mentoring program is particularly important. Many of these boys are growing up without a father in the home. I can’t even imagine what my life would have been like without my father. A young boy without a father is like an explorer without a map. Thus summit will directly attack that problem,” said Steve Harvey.