“I am running for president in order to send a message: African-American youth have value,” he said on his campaign website. “I would like for America to see that young black men are not part of the problem, but part of the solution. We have the skills, intellect, drive, and ambition necessary to do so: we simply need an outlet to voice our concerns.”
Meet the Birmingham 16-year-old who is running for president of the United States | AL.com
At a time when most high schoolers are thinking about their next math test or the Friday night football game, 16-year-old Joseph K. Bannerman is weighing what he would do if he was the leader of the free world.