Black Males

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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White High School Dropout Has Same Chances of Getting a Job as Black College Graduate

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June 27, 2014
White High School Dropout Has Same Chances of Getting a Job as Black College Graduate

June 26, 2014 Probably the most pervasive myth in the American lexicon is that the U.S. is a meritocracy. The reason affirmative action exists is to thwart the entrenched bias in education and employment, but now that neo-liberals and conservatives are leaning toward a color-blind approach, it is imperative that those on the forefront of...
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An open letter of apology to Black Men in hopes of Reconciliation.

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June 23, 2014
An open letter of apology to Black Men in hopes of Reconciliation.

(ThyBlackMan.com) Dear Black Man, By Nojma Muhammad November 23, 2011 I have become a woman that you no longer recognize. I have allowed our enemy to impregnate me with his ideas and thoughts. I have allowed an illusion of independence to keep us separated.  I have fooled myself into believing that my degrees places me...
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Field Notes: Training Role Models For Young African-Americans

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June 19, 2014
Field Notes: Training Role Models For Young African-Americans

Ricardo Quinn, principal of Chesney Elementary School in Duluth, Ga., helps develop young black male teachers with the “Call Me Mister” program (Claudio Sanchez NPR)   By Claudio Sanchez This past week was a reminder of how the educational landscape can go from momentous to tragic in a heartbeat. From a high school shooting outside Portland,...
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Death of James Deanes, legendary educational activist

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June 5, 2014
Death of James Deanes, legendary educational activist

By Mark S. Allen   June 4, 2014 Very sad to hear that James Deanes, one of my longtime legendary educational activist friends of over 35 years died today. It really breaks my heart when I think now that he had to die looking at how the most historic educational legislative victories he helped to anchor...
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The Silent Genocide: Facts about the Devastating Plight of Black Males in America

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June 3, 2014
The Silent Genocide: Facts about the Devastating Plight of Black Males in America

  Education/Family In Chicago, only three out of 100 Black boys earn a college degree by age 25. According to the 2011 NAEP, only 10% of 8th-grade Black males in America read at a proficient level. In 2010 in Illinois, only 47% of Black males graduated from high school, 59% of Latino males and...
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Sugary Drinks Consumed Most By Young Black Males And Those Least Educated, With Low Income

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April 28, 2014
Sugary Drinks Consumed Most By Young Black Males And Those Least Educated, With Low Income

By Dana Dovey April 26, 2014  The CDC released a report on the drinking habits of 38,978 adults in six states in order to determine who was drinking the most sugary drinks. Accord to the data, young black men, and adults with lower incomes and less education are the most likely to drink over one sugar-sweetened beverage...
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