Black Males

On Blazers and Blackness

August 31, 2015
On Blazers and Blackness

<link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”http://diverseeducation.com/wp-content/plugins/portfolio-slideshow-pro/css/portfolio-slideshow-noscript.css?ver=1.4.7.1″ /> by C. Emmanuel Little August 30, 2015 Sometimes it’s the forced, extra warm smile. It could be an overtly cordial greeting with disarming jokes. It might mean shirking natural hairstyles. For some, it’s even changing the inflection of their voice. Perhaps it’s intentionally choosing less so-called “ethnic” names for...
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4 Troubling Truths About Black Boys and the U.S. Educational System

August 27, 2015
4 Troubling Truths About Black Boys and the U.S. Educational System

By Matthew Lynch August 26, 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 the...
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Black International Relations Student Returns Home From China

August 6, 2015
Black International Relations Student Returns Home From China

  Mr. Kamaal T. Thomas August 5, 2015 *Fontana, Ca. – UC Davis student and Fontana, CA resident Kamaal T. Thomas (Class of 2016), also a Summer 2015 Princeton University Fellow, has spent the last year studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong in China. His goal abroad was to experience and promote the...
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Dearth of Blacks Males in Med Schools Has Experts Scrambling for Solutions

August 6, 2015
Dearth of Blacks Males in Med Schools Has Experts Scrambling for Solutions

by Jamal Eric Watson August 5, 2015 Despite an overall increase in the number of Black male college graduates over the past three decades, the number of Black male applicants to medical school has dipped to a new low, leaving medical schools scrambling over how best to address the crisis. There were 1,410 Black male...
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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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