Check out BlackPlanet member, S. Denice Newton, who has started B.E.F.Y., an acronym for black, educated, focused, and yielded. Check out her profile to read more about who she is and what she does. B.E.F.Y. is a youth empowerment movement designed to empower black youth and others in the black community to pursue higher education as a deterrent and counter to the drug/gang culture. This movement will build self esteem, confidence, and offer an alternative to self-destructive lifestyles. She also hosts Afterthoughts With S. Denice Newton.