Photo of all the people in the Triple CB

This past November 7, 2015 a historic moment took place in Columbus. Fifteen African American Columbus residents were sworn in as the first Board Members of the Columbus Civilian Community Board (CCCB). They will hold this position for one year and were approved by residents of Columbus who have been meeting on a weekly basis for months before the induction ceremony.
  Khari Enaharo, a board member and the originator of this movement states that the main goal of the CCCB, known by some as the Triple CB, is to “minimize conflict and maximize cooperation to produce constructive outcomes between Black people and others in our communities.”
  Deborah Muhammad, also a board member says her main goals are to “be an example of the Code of Conduct that we are going to implement in our communities, becoming more unified and cleaning up our communities and making them safe.”
  When asked if it will be difficult to meet the goals of the CCCB, board member Al Warner, stated “anything worthwhile is going to have its challenges associated with it, so I think with the complement of talent that we have around the table, there aren’t going to be too many challenges that we won’t be able to collectively come together and work out.”
  Fannie Brown a member of the organization says she feels the “greatest challenge the board will have is from our people from within, but once they see that we are about business and doing what we say we are going to do through acts, demonstrations and love for our race that we will succeed…”
  Olumola Akinwunmi a volunteer member of the CCCB says that this group is “a strong group that is collectively working together with other groups that are doing the same thing in our community to help us to become one with the community and one with ourselves. There are a lot of free classes that they are working on to help us resolve resolutions with us in the Black community because I think that is something that we need, we need love to understand one another as Black people living in America.”
  Dawan L. Anderson Sr., one of the youngest board members says his goal is “to bring strength, awareness, unity, justice and, the most important, happiness to our communities.”
  Callie Muhammad a volunteer member says “I think the CCCB is a great idea and concept and I think it’s an idea whose time has come. Time dictates our agenda. The greatest thing that I would like to see the board come to is erecting some kind of structure for unity and for justice. Justice should be given first of all to ourselves from one another to each other and then we should reach out into these crooked, deceitful authoritative people who are ruling us and putting us in the matrix.”
  The CCCB Induction ceremony was held at the Neighborhood House Inc. and the members were sworn in by Attorney Byron L. Potts. The keynote speaker was Pastor John T. Coats, II.  The fifteen board members are: Dawan L. Anderson Sr., Lela M. Boykin, Barbara Clark, Khari Enaharo, Eunice H. Hall, Brenda Y. Hammonds, Richard M. Harris, Earth O. Jallow, Donella Martin Braddix, Deborah Muhammad, Robert E. Rand Jr., Arnold Shurn, Al Warner, Charles Wheeler and Julie Whitney Scott.

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  The members will begin the process of developing a Rapid Response Team, Community Code of Conduct Standards for law enforcement, business and educational conduct in the Black neighborhoods. Free Workshops will be developed including classes to teach young Black people how to constructively interact with each other and law enforcement officials. Every effort will be made to work collectively with other organizations to avoid conflict and establish a unity towards a common goal that benefits the Black community.
  The Community Code of Conduct is one of the primary strategies in reaching the goal of minimizing conflict and maximizing cooperation. The CCCB will establish standards of how law enforcement officers, schools, businesses and other entities will operate in predominantly black communities. Khari Enaharo says “that without standards a people and a community will be disrespected, disregarded and abused.”
  The CCCB will begin a city wide tour in the first quarter of 2016 to hear the concerns of the residents in all four quadrants of Columbus. Residents can follow the activities of the CCCB on their Face Book site and Twitter site . They can also email the CCCB directly at COLUMBUSCCB@YAHOO.COM for more information and to volunteer their services and skills. The CCCB Web Site is scheduled to launch the first quarter of 2016.
  The Triple CB has arrived and will develop efforts that promote safe, crime free living environments for Black people in the Columbus and Central Ohio area.

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