Save Our Sons Founder and Author, Melvin Carter, Jr. Visits Ujamaa Place For A Power Hour Discussion With The Men Of Ujamaa Place

Ujamaa Place Power Hour is an on-going discussion series with Ujamaa men in authentic conversations with community leaders, criminal justice experts and policy makers to learn about tools and resources available that empower them to advocate for themselves.
By: Ujamaa Place
Melvin Carter, Jr.
Melvin Carter, Jr.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - March 12, 2019 - PRLog -- Ujamaa Place is pleased to welcome the founder of "Save Our Sons" Melvin Carter, Jr. who just released his autobiography Diesel Heart, a gripping story about his life as a family man, St. Paul Police Officer and advocate for the most marginalized men in society, African American males.  His organization "Save Our Sons" represents the heartbeat of Ujamaa Place, its brotherhood of African American males aged 18-30, alumni Ujamaa men and all the families that come with the men they serve.

In its eighth year of operations, Ujamaa Place has consistently focused on its core programming of transforming the lives of African American men, aged 18-30, who have experienced involvement with the criminal justice system.  Melvin Carter, Jr. and his organization "Save Our Sons" are aligned in its mission to save the lives of the most marginalized population in society who have experienced trauma and a life on the streets exposed to violence, extreme poverty and roadblocks that keep them from reaching their full potential in life.  "The Carter family's positive and loving impact can be felt throughout the Twin Cities, especially in the Rondo and greater St. Paul communities", said Ujamaa Place President/CEO, Otis Zanders.

Melvin Carter, Jr. captured the essence of Ujamaa Place by saying, "programs like Ujamaa Place won't allow society to forget about this population, who are deserving of a second chance.  As a human being, I feel a strong sense of responsibility, as my life easily could have easily been their story.  Many of these men, did not have the family support that I always had in my corner. My father, mother, grandparents and friends were always there for me.  Sadly, many young men I meet at Ujamaa Place never experienced love from family."

The community can RSVP on Facebook if they are interested in coming to Ujamaa Place for Power Hour with Melvin Carter, Jr. on Wednesday, March 13that 12noon. Please contact Ujamaa Place at (651) 528-8006 or visit for more information.  Space is limited, so reserve a seat today on Facebook. Stay connected to Ujamaa Place on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


About Ujamaa Place
Ujamaa Place provides holistic transformational and stabilizing support and services for young African American men experiencing inequity at the intersection of race and poverty to help them achieve personal success.  Visit for more information.

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