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4 TROUBLING TRUTHS ABOUT BLACK BOYS AND THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

June 30, 2015
4 TROUBLING TRUTHS ABOUT BLACK BOYS AND THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

By Dr. Matthew Lynch June 28, 2015 Most people like to think that American K-12 schools, workplaces and courthouses are pillars of fairness, but statistic after statistic all point to a crisis among the young, Black men of the nation. This crisis begins in homes, stretches to K-12 educational experiences, and leads straight to...
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Myth of the ‘absent’ Black dad refuted

June 24, 2015
Myth of the ‘absent’ Black dad refuted

  Black father holding his baby at Black Fatherhood event in Los Angeles, California. Photos: Dreamstime.com ‘In the survey, … Black fathers were most likely to bathe, dress, diaper, or help their children use the toilet on a daily basis. This was true for 70 percent of Black...
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Black Male Achievement Conference 2015: Black Men and Black Money

June 12, 2015
Black Male Achievement Conference 2015: Black Men and Black Money

By Dell Gines, Volunteer Chief Operating Officer: Black Men United Omaha   This June, in Omaha, we will be holding the second annual Black Male Achievement Conference.  The topic of this conference will be Black Men and Black Money.  In this conference we will talk about Black money from a variety of points of...
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Decriminalizing School Discipline: Why Black Males Matter

April 8, 2015
Decriminalizing School Discipline: Why Black Males Matter

By Tyrone Howard April 6, 2015 The consequences of a lifetime with no high school diploma and a criminal record are clear, so how should schools, parents, and caregivers respond to a crisis that is threatening a generation of young black students? (Image: iStock) Recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, and New York City...
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5 Lies We Should Stop Telling About Black Fatherhood

February 16, 2015
5 Lies We Should Stop Telling About Black Fatherhood

By Danielle Cadet June 13, 2014 Oftentimes, when we discuss fatherhood we assume that African-American men aren’t part of that conversation, largely because a number of studies and reports have repeatedly told us that black fathers are overwhelmingly absent from their children’s lives. However, while these numbers are nothing to ignore, they contribute to a damaging...
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At daddy-daughter dances, black fatherhood celebrated

February 14, 2015
At daddy-daughter dances, black fatherhood celebrated

  Twirl girl Andrew A. Nelles, Chicago Tribune Willie Bailey dances with his daughter Taniya, 7, during a father-daughter dance Feb. 7, 2015, at Little Black Pearl in Chicago. At the party Andrew A. Nelles, Chicago Tribune Yusef Brown holds his daughter Lailah, 5, during the dance Feb. 7, 2015. Special event Andrew A....
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D.C. schools to invest $20 million in efforts to help black and Latino male students

January 29, 2015
D.C. schools to invest $20 million in efforts to help black and Latino male students

By Michael Alison Chandler January 21, 2015 D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced a plan Wednesday to invest $20 million in new support programs for black and Latino male students in the District, including opening an all-boys college preparatory high school east of the Anacostia River.Henderson said her decision to invest heavily in the specific needs...
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50 Years after the Moynihan Report, More than One-Quarter of Young Black Males Are Neither Employed nor Enrolled in School or Vocational Training

January 23, 2015
50 Years after the Moynihan Report, More than One-Quarter of Young Black Males Are Neither Employed nor Enrolled in School or Vocational Training

  The incarceration rate for young black men without a high school diploma rose from 10 percent in 1980 to 37 percent by 2008 By External Relations, Education Next 01/13/2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s 1965 report on the structural causes of the fragmentation of the black family has been so hotly debated that serious research...
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Math: The Next Revolution in Black Achievement

January 6, 2015
Math: The Next Revolution in Black Achievement

  By Eric Cooper January 5, 2015 Marian Wright Edelman, the children’s rights activist, calls it a “national disaster.” “Children are suffering from a toxic cocktail of poverty, illiteracy, racial discrimination and massive incarceration that sentences poor boys to dead-end and hopeless lives,” she said. And “black boys,” she continues, “are always at the...
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MLK Mentor Day Participating Cities

January 5, 2015
MLK Mentor Day Participating Cities

Young Brothers from the Nation of Islam Participating cities: Aberdeen, Maryland Accra, Ghana Acworth, Georgia Albany, New York Albuquerque, New Mexico Amelia, Virginia Anderson, Indiana Antioch, California Asbury Park, New Jersey Asheville, North Carolina Atlanta, Georgia Augusta, Georgia Aurora, Colorado Aurora, Illinois Austin, Texas Baltimore, Maryland Bastrop, Louisiana Bayside, New York Biloxi, Mississippi Birmingham,...
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