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Mentoring black males, an ‘endangered species’

October 1, 2014
Mentoring black males, an ‘endangered species’

 By Mark Curnutte September 25, 2014 CORRYVILLE – Wesley Gallaher and other black kids on his block had the same vision growing up: They’d become rich and famous as football, basketball or rap stars or fall back to selling drugs on the corner. Ten years later, Gallaher finds himself sorting and analyzing blood samples...
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Black Boys in Crisis: The Job Outlook

October 1, 2014
Black Boys in Crisis: The Job Outlook

By Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. September 26, 2014 The African American population is the only one in the U.S. where more women are employed than men, representing nearly 54 percent of Black workers in 2011. While this may not seem like a bad thing when it comes to the important role of women in the...
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Black Chicago Chooses Own Geniuses and Heroes!!!

September 30, 2014
Black Chicago Chooses Own Geniuses and Heroes!!!

Recently, the MacArthur Foundation announced their “genius awards” with a cash prize of $625,000 to each of about 20 awardees.  None of geniuses below from Chicago’s Black community were recognized.  We choose our own heroes!  We choose our own geniuses! Please see below nominees for “The Black Genius Awards in Chicago”.  The Black Star...
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Lynching Young Black Boys without Ropes and Trees

September 29, 2014
Lynching Young Black Boys without Ropes and Trees

Now they are lynched with schools and prisons, but the results are still the same. Photo provided by Toussaint Werner By Phillip Jackson  September 25, 2014 Recently in Chicago, a city where only 9% of 8th-grade Black boys read proficiently and where thousands of Black boys have been killed and maimed over the past...
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The sinking of Sankofa

September 24, 2014
The sinking of Sankofa

Please call Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at (215) 686-2181 or email michael.nutter@phila.gov and ask him to find the money to mentor and educate Black and Latino young men in Philadelphia. (In Philadelphia, a program with a 98% high school graduation rate for Black and Latino young men is de-funded and dismantled!) By Stephanie Farr September 23, 2014 KENYATTA McKinney had 18 questions he’d...
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Philadelphia Failure Mills

September 18, 2014
Philadelphia Failure Mills

In Philadelphia, as in Milwaukee and Rochester, young people, especially young African American men, are caught between a school system that will not educate them and a criminalizing legal system that will not leave them alone. Michael Holzman September 15, 2014 Eighty percent of Philadelphia’s Black families have incomes below the average for White...
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September 17, 2014

By Katherine Mangan September 2, 2014 The federal government should require all colleges to create early-alert systems that flag students with low test scores, missing assignments, or spotty attendance. That would be one way, according to a report released on Tuesday, to curb the alarming number of minority men who drop out of college....
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In America, Only 12% of Eighth Grade Black Boys Read Proficiently

September 16, 2014
In America, Only 12% of Eighth Grade Black Boys Read Proficiently

How did we, Black people, allow this to occur on our watch?  And what will we do about it?  If Black boys cannot read, they won’t do well in School. If Black boys don’t do well in school, they will turn to the streets. If Black boys turn to the streets, they will become...
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Fathers march to show support for Daytona school

September 15, 2014
Fathers march to show support for Daytona school

Million Father March Men join nationwide push for educational involvement Leading the way to Westside Elementary School as part of Wednesday’s Million Father March were Pastor Nathan Mugala from Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, left, Bethune-Cookman University President Edison Jackson and Pastor Derek Triplett of Hope Fellowship Church. More By Lacey McLaughlin September 10, 2014...
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Five ways White House Director David Johns wants to help black students succeed

September 12, 2014
Five ways White House Director David Johns wants to help black students succeed

  In a visit to Memphis, the executive director of the White House’s Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans highlights quality pre-K, family engagement as focus areas. By Tajuana Cheshier September 9, 2014 White House Director David Johns admittedly gets a little emotional when he talks about improving educational opportunities for black students he...
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