The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, PBSD Hosts Nonviolence Youth Summit


On Thursday, the stands of the Pine Bluff High gymnasium filled as the Nonviolence Youth Summit began. From beginning to end, the students were engaged during the event. Special featured guest Romeo Miller made his appearance as the crowd roared in excitement. Various giveaways and a $500 check to the school band kept the energy high before the keynote speaker, comedian and actor Carl Anthony Payne II addressed the nearly packed gymnasium. Special featured guest Romeo Miller keynote speaker, comedian and actor Carl Anthony Payne II; gospel artist Melvin Williams, social media influencer Famous Amos, performed before the students, faculty, staff and general public.

Payne spoke about self-love and expressed the importance of letting go:


Circuit Judge for Sixth Division of the 11th Judicial District West (Jefferson and Lincoln Counties). Judge Earnest Brown Jr. shared his thoughts on the Nonviolence Y:


Deborah Allen shares what the First Ward Living Grace Food Pantry gave out and also remarks on Youth Nonviolence Summit:



PB Council Member Lanette Frazier shared with Deltaplex the impact that the Nonviolence Youth Summit had on the students and community: