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African American Males

Tackling Racial Disparities within the Criminal Justice System

Herron Keyon Gaston | Posted 03.08.2015 | Black Voices
Herron Keyon Gaston

This is the sad reality for most people of color in this country, especially African American males. We are guilty until proven lucky. Not even guilty until proven innocent. And very rarely are we even given the benefit of the doubt.

Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older

NPR | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

Many teens are in a hurry to grow up. Now research suggests that African-American boys are more likely to be viewed as adults than white boys. Social ...

Richard Sherman, Jonathan Martin, and Society's Failure to Acknowledge the Multidimensionality of Black Men

Kevin Beckford | Posted 03.24.2014 | Black Voices
Kevin Beckford

Ironically, the same folk that are calling Sherman a thug are the same folk that called Jonathan Martin a "sissy" for taking a professional and personal stand against harassment.

Study Identifies Health Risk Facing Boys Raised By Single Parents

Posted 12.26.2013 | Divorce

Growing up in a single-parent household can lead to high blood pressure later in life for African-American males, according to a new study from the N...

Educating Beyond Poverty

Tim King | Posted 06.20.2011 | Education
Tim King

We credit our ability to keep significantly more students than other schools to our engaging and unique positive school culture.

Ready, Willing, & Able Celebrates 20th Year

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

The men and women who graduated from the Ready, Willing & Able program (RWA) have met the requirements to become self-sufficient contributing members of society.

It's not His Fault but I Am not Your Son's Father

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Honestly, I know your son has needs that are legitimate and need to be addressed, but I respectfully am not his daddy and truthfully I don't have the time to be what your one son needs.

Why Oprah and Everyone Else Swallowed Storro's Lie That a Black Did It

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Oprah shouldn't feel too bad that she initially swallowed whole Bethany Storro's lying claim that a black doused her face with acid and then booked he...

Low Black Male Graduation Rates Indicate a Failure in Faith, Not Circumstances

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvette Carnell

We save young black boys not by sharing their opinion of their own lives, but by nourishing a grander dream for them than the one they currently dream for themselves.