Clayton Challenges Black Community’s Lack Of Turn Out At Fort Dodge Vigil

Charles Clayton is a known leader in the Fort Dodge Community and is the founder of AFES. His organization stands for “Athletics For Education & Success”, it is an organization that works with kids many of which are black. Clayton is looked at as a mentor and leader for young people in the area and even more so in Fort Dodge’s black community. When young black people organized the protest march Sunday night, Charles Clayton was there. He stood in the gap during that protest as did others in the community and helped to provide a voice of leadership and reason. Tuesday night, Clayton was among those that spoke at the candlelight vigil near Dodger Stadium. He read a prepared statement that called for more dialogue between city hall, law enforcement and the black community. He used the opportunity he had to share the stage with young black people who had organized Sunday’s protest so that their voices could be heard.  On Wednesday morning Clayton voiced his disappointment with the lack of turn out from Fort Dodge’s black community. He did so in a facebook post that read  “want to give a shoutout to my fam, who has been to countless rally, protest demonstration in Minneapolis over the years when it comes to black issues. I say this because the amount of black folks at last night vigil here in dodge was embarrassing! Don’t just talk s*** on social media or complain about white people all the time, get the f*** up…”.

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