Black Males

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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#ICantBreathe Radiant Health Strategies Wellness Call

December 16, 2014
#ICantBreathe Radiant Health Strategies Wellness Call

Campaign for Black Male Achievement #ICantBreathe Radiant Health Strategies Wellness Call For Movement Leaders & Social Entrepreneurs Breathe! Strategies for Reducing Stress Dr. Phyllis Hubbard Wednesday, December 17th 1pmEST 800.747.5150/547644# RSVP: sdove@opensocietyfoundations.org #GetRadiant  Did you know that stress costs organizations $200 – $300 billion dollars each year? The United Nations International Labor Organization has...
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More Chicago Public Schools grads are getting college diplomas, though racial gaps persist

December 10, 2014
More Chicago Public Schools grads are getting college diplomas, though racial gaps persist

By: Melissa Sanchez December 09, 2014 Back in 2006, Chicago researchers released a startling report on the post-secondary success of CPS students. The study ultimately concluded that just eight of every 100 high school freshmen would end up getting a college degree. The numbers were worse for black and Hispanic boys. Only 4 percent obtained...
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Black, Latino males lag in Boston schools

November 14, 2014
Black, Latino males lag in Boston schools

By James Vaznis Globe Staff   November 13, 2014 Black and Latino males are facing an educational crisis in Boston, lagging substantially behind their peers on the MCAS, high school graduation rates, and other barometers that lower their prospects for college or workforce success, according to a city-commissioned report being released Thursday. Collectively, the...
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