Black Males

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Little Improvement in Black Male Enrollment at 27 Illinois Colleges from 2008 to 2012

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October 29, 2014

Percentage of Black Male Student Enrollments at Major Illinois Universities2008 through 2012 School 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Bradley University 2.2 2.2 1.8 2.4 2.4 Chicago State University 20.4 20.4 21.5 20.9 20.4 Columbia College Chicago 6.3 6.5 6.6 7 7.3 DePaul University 2.9 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 Dominican University 1.6 1.4 1.7 1.9...
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Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains

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October 21, 2014
Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains

By Doug Oakley October 19, 2014 OAKLAND — The school district here has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being taken out of school at a much higher rate than white students, according to a yearly report to the civil rights office of...
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Manatee County School District moves forward with plan for black males

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October 16, 2014
Manatee County School District moves forward with plan for black males

  By MEGHIN DELANEY October 15, 2014   BRADENTON — The Manatee County School District on Tuesday unveiled an action plan to support black male students in schools, after an audit found the district was disproportionately identifying them as having emotional behavioral disabilities. Students who are classified as having EBD have persistent, consistent emotional...
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Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping Out Community Groups?

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October 15, 2014
Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping Out Community Groups?

President Obama announcing his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)By Freddie AllenNNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men and boys of color, White House officials recently announced the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge,...
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