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Lynching Young Black Boys without Ropes and Trees

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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

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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

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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

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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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CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

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August 27, 2014
CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

By Stacy M. Brown August 13, 2014 (NNPA) – Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race. Morgan, 33, who has two sons, ages 6 and 4, lives in...
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Rioting and Free Shopping

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August 17, 2014
Rioting and Free Shopping

Columnist Stella Foster’s Opinions on Ferguson, Missouri and “Blackacide”! By Stella Foster August 15, 2014   THE BLACK FOLKS in Saint Louis, Missouri are so heartbroken about the killing of 18-year -old Mike Brown, who was shot multiple times while in the process of being arrested by a St. Louis cop, that they decided to...
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How Do We Get More Male Teachers of Color?

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July 30, 2014
How Do We Get More Male Teachers of Color?

Travis Bristol, author This guest post was written by Dr. Travis Bristol, a former high school English teacher in New York City public schools and teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program. He is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and his research focuses on the...
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Lack of funding leaves void in mentoring, academic services

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July 30, 2014
Lack of funding leaves void in mentoring, academic services

By Yanan Wang / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 28, 2014 12:00 AM The wooded expanse of Frick Park had been transformed before Michael Smith’s eyes. In one corner of a grassy field was an obstacle course that mixed learning with sport: math equations and jump ropes, history readings and kickball. Ten African-American boys, students in...
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‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative is destroying the Black male mentoring movement

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July 26, 2014
‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative is destroying the Black male mentoring movement

By Phillip Jackson 07/25/2014 The White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative is destroying the Black Male Mentoring Movement in America—decades-long work to save Black boys. Virtually all of the small, community-based agencies that comprise this substantial, historic effort to mentor Black boys have been left out of the overall conversation, the planning, and the...
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