As an Urban and Regional Scientist, I am concerned with analytical approaches to problems that are specifically urban, rural and regional in nature. Functional illiteracy and its link to the economic stability of African American youth and their communities is an urban, rural and regional problem. The upcoming Little Flower Literacy and Economics Blog and Blog Radio Talk Show are aimed at bringing awareness and offering solutions to the problem. Beginning July 2015, in addition to the written Blog, the Little Flower Literacy and Economics Blog Radio Show can accessed through