*Three historic black denominations on Wednesday unveiled a new national plan aimed at keeping their young males out of prison and in school and church.

The churches are calling it the Male Investment Plan and have pledged to fund it annually with $10 million.

“Together we can do this!” Senior Bishop John R. Bryant of the African Methodist Episcopal Church told some 5,000 people in Columbia, S.C., according to The State newspaper.

For the first time in more than 45 years, the AME Church, the AME Zion Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church have united in a collaborative effort to address what they consider the “plight” of African American males.

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