With all the negative images of young people acting up in Baltimore, rapper Wale visits a local high school to encourage the students and to listen to their wants, needs and frustrations. Check this out!

DC native rapper Wale spoke at Fredrick Douglas High School in Baltimore today during the first day back at school for students since the protests ignited the city on fire Monday evening (April 27) after the funeral of Freddie Gray.

“We need each other” Wale said. ”We need our community leaders to come step forward and we need these kids to understand that somebody believes in them. I believe in them!"

Wale went on: “These are the young leaders of tomorrow. They have to look in the mirror and see something better than what they’re being perceived as on TV. Even if it’s gonna take me, or whoever, to come down here and talk to them and give them some energy and let ‘em know that that’s not how I see them, that’s not how we see them, that’s not how the good people of Washington D.C. see them.”

After the talk, he marched with the students to City Hall.

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