Photo of Ristom Habtemariam, a community ambassador with Word is Bond.

Ristom Habtemariam is a community ambassador with Word is Bond and participated in the "I Got a Story to Tell" project. Photo via Word is Bond.

William M. Stevenson

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A new multimedia project tells the stories of young Black men in the Pacific Northwest from their perspectives. “I Got a Story to Tell” launched this month by the community organization Word is Bond. We hear from Lakayana Drury, the founder and executive director of Word is Bond, and Ristom Habtemariam, a community ambassador with the organization. Habtemariam is also featured in the project.

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