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Many Institutions Continue to Struggle With Gender Imbalance

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April 8, 2014
Many Institutions Continue to Struggle With Gender Imbalance

by Pearl Stewart March 19, 2014   “Hey, where are all the college guys?” inquired USA Today in 2001; “Gender imbalance in college applications: Does it lead to a preference for men in the admissions process?” asked the Economics of Education Review journal in 2005; and Shirley Wilcher, executive director of the American Association...
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The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

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March 24, 2014
The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

Phillip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, believes that parents, peers and the community-at-large need to support the education of children in order to improve the quality of life in black and Latino communities. “I want to take education to the streets,” he said.   By CHARLOTTE LAIT...
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Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Effort: Noble But Incomplete

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March 22, 2014
Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Effort: Noble But Incomplete

  By Julia Grant March 21, 2014     With the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, President Barack Obama says he wants to empower young men of color to achieve success in school and society. Although the initiative is in many ways symbolic, there is substantial support for efforts to create new programs...
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Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

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March 19, 2014
Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging

By Julianne Hing January 24 2014 Racism is a powerful enough force that it can wear down a man’s body. Those are the findings, at once common-sense and groundbreaking, in a study led by University of Maryland epidemiologist David Chae which examines the relationship between white blood cell telomere lengths and experiences with racism. ...
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For men of color, high academic motivation does not bring academic success

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March 19, 2014
For men of color, high academic motivation does not bring academic success

Mar 18, 2014 Despite higher levels of engagement in the community college experience—from rarely skipping classes to accessing tutoring services more frequently—male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students who are significantly less engaged, according to a recent University of Texas at Austin report. “Aspirations to Achievement: Men of Color...
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My Brother’s Keeper – A Perspective from Mother Africa

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March 7, 2014
My Brother’s Keeper – A Perspective from Mother Africa

  Last week President Obama announced a new initiative with leading foundations and businesses that will take a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to build ladders of opportunity and unlock the full potential of boys and young men of color – and they’re getting to work immediately.  He signed a Presidential Memorandum establishing the My Brother’s...
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Racial climate for athletes considered by Faculty Athletics Committee

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March 6, 2014
Racial climate for athletes considered by Faculty Athletics Committee

  By Amanda Albright March 4, 2014 The stories range from books like “The New Plantation” to articles such as “How Colleges Fail Black Football Players.” College athletics programs have been credited with everything from giving low-income students the opportunity to get a college education to accusations of exploiting those same players, barring them from...
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Crisis grows for young, Black men, but have we had enough?

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March 3, 2014
Crisis grows for young, Black men, but have we had enough?

Coca-Cola employee Farrah Deonarine of Weston, Fla., right, passes out forms at a jobs fair hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus in Miami, Aug. 23, 2011. The fair is aimed at lowering the especially high rate of unemployment in the Black community. Photo: AP Wide World photos BY Starla Muhammad -ASSISTANT EDITOR January 30, 2014  CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)...
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Where Are the Black Male Teachers?

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February 27, 2014
Where Are the Black Male Teachers?

  —Vanessa Solis for Education Week/ArtistAllen    By Donald G. Nicolas February 25, 2014       Often, particularly in urban schools and districts, someone asks: “Where are the black male teachers?” Statements affirming the need for more black male teachers are commonplace. As an experienced black educator and former assistant principal, I have...
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Aiming to help black men

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February 26, 2014
Aiming to help black men

  Former Mayor Wilson Goode   BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer February 25, 2014   IN PHILADELPHIA, 75 percent of homicide victims and 80 percent of perpetrators are African-American males. Black men in the city have a higher unemployment rate, a higher incarceration rate and lower educational attainment than the overall...
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