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Black Male Engagement

It's Open Season On Black Men... Again

Benjamin Evans III | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Benjamin Evans III

Dr. King's words remain vital even 60 years later. The fight today is much more than just about race. It's about who has the power. And the old guard is fighting tooth and nail to keep the power and keep things the way they are.

Remembering Ali: A Champion of Unapologetic Strength, Love, and Blackness

Shawn Dove | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Shawn Dove

This is how I will always remember Muhammad Ali -- as a man who was just as fearless in his pursuit of greatness outside the ring as he was inside of it. As a person who prioritized freedom and purpose over fame and popularity. And as a Black man who proudly celebrated his Blackness and never faltered in his love for Black people.

The Paradox of Promise and Peril for America's Black Men and Boys

Shawn Dove | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Shawn Dove

The past year has been a profoundly paradoxical one, mixed with ample doses of both progression and painful reflection for the Black Male Achievement field.

The Purge Isn't Just a Movie When You're Unarmed and Black

Christopher Norris | Posted 10.26.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

For the majority of unarmed black folks who everyday fear for their lives, despite them doing nothing wrong, my advice to you is stop leaving the house unarmed. Arm yourself with knowledge of the system, civics and politics

Why I Can't Watch the Video of the NYPD Murdering Eric Garner

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Taxpayer-funded hate crimes, like the murder of Eric Garner, is particularly traumatizing to blacks who are already distrustful of police.

Black Philadelphians and Their Ungodly Fear of Police

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.17.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

To hell with political correctness, it's time to talk about the black elephant in the room.

Why Philadelphia Is Ground Zero for Problems and Opportunity

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

From its cash-strapped school district and embattled police department, to its eye-popping poverty and unemployment rates, Philly presents real challenges and opportunities for those bold active citizens who dare to engage and transform the system.

How Parents Tell Their Kids They Have No Value

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.06.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Growing up I heard countless adults say: "children are to be seen and not heard."

Why Philly Must Persist in Protesting

Christopher Norris | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Christopher Norris

There's a lot at stake when it comes to fairly funding public education, but it seems only the teachers, students and parents are sacrificing -- I've never heard of a stadium being closed because the team didn't make the points or a politician's salary being drastically cut to make ends meet.

The Lies We Tell Black Boys and the Truth They Deserve to Hear

Christopher Norris | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

We need to stop teaching our black boys how to survive in a world not designed for them, and instead show them how to design a world that will allow them to thrive as individuals.

Top Ph.D. Programs Eye Genius Black Boy

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Considered a free agent in the world of academia, award-winning McNair Scholar Juwan Z. Bennett prepares for the signing of a lifetime. "How does it ...

This Father's Day, A Group Helps Young Dads Learn How To Be Better Parents

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.17.2012 | Detroit

On Belle Isle, Detroit's island park in the Detroit River, two local organizations are spending their Father's Day teaching other young men with child...

Who Are Detroit's Everyday Heroes?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

People working every day to help their communities in Detroit too rarely get large-scale attention for their efforts. But several groups in Detroit ca...

It Takes Just One Thing To Be A Philanthropist

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Detroit

Anyone can be a leader in his or her community to create social change -- all it takes is passion. That's according to Detroit 4 Detroit, a local ...

Black Male Engagement's Detroit Grant Winners Announced

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 01.24.2012 | Detroit

Ten inspiring black men in Detroit are set to receive a total of $200,000 to further their work in the city. Black Male Engagement (BME), a projec...

Black Male Engagement Amplifies Detroiters' Good Deeds

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.30.2011 | Detroit

Black Male Engagement (BME or "be me") launched in August as an initiative to offer support and positive reinforcement to black men who are active in ...