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Dozens of Black men attend Men of Color Summit to address social issues, bring community together

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In an effort to unify members of the community, dozens of African American men attended the Men of Color Summit on Thursday. 

The room was filled with men from all sectors including non-profit, faith-based, business, and various neighborhoods. 

They talked about ways to bring what they call a fragmented community together and solve some of the community's social issues. 

Also on hand, members of the Milwaukee Police Department Assistant Chief Ray Banks says officers want to improve the relationship between police and the community.

"Hearing what people's feelings are, getting an opportunity to hear some of the problems and concerns and what our vision is and the direction we are moving, we are a new administration that's looking to move forward in a positive direction," said Asst. Chief Ray Banks with the Milwaukee Police Department. 

"We are here to commit to do a better job of telling our own story. There are multiple stories about us. There's way more positive than negative about us," said Alonzo Kelly, a speaker at the Summit. 

An organization called One Voice organized the first-ever Men of Color Summit held Thursday morning at Milwaukee's Destiny Youth Plaza. 

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