The term “Jegna” is a translation from the ancient kingdom of Abyssinia. In African culture, Jegna is a title of distinction. Translated into English, it can mean several things: hero, warrior, soldier, courage, strength and protection of our culture, land and people or elder.
When we look at the current state of Black youth today, we often have mixed thoughts and emotions on whom and how they are. We have brilliant young Black people, geniuses with untapped potential, and troubled young people who often get labeled as at-risk.