Talkin’ about the neighborhood

By Gus Bode

Family friend, Kenny Vee, 45, of Carbondale, listens to Ventura Williams, 58, from St. Louis by way of Carbondale, talk about the current situation in her neighborhood. ‘There aren’t many things for young black men to do here after high school,’ said Williams.

Williams works at an area adult day care center and lives in a neighborhood where black males are at risk of falling further below the national poverty line.


Evan Davis ~ Daily Egyptian