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Boys and Men of Color

Washington, D.C. and Gun Violence Among Black Youth: A Bellwether City at a Crossroads

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

What if we carefully listened to the stories of young men in jail, particularly those accused of gun-related crimes, to deeply understand their motivations or sought their advice about how to solve these problems?

The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

Changing the Odds for Boys and Men of Color

Timothy P. Silard | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Timothy P. Silard

A responsible approach to criminal justice can make our communities safer, save tax dollars and help all of us, but our current system is falling terribly short -- at great economic, human and moral cost.

Three Myths Hurting Young Black Men and Boys

Michael Nutter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Nutter

As a result of these myths, we're putting an entire generation at a severe disadvantage and wasting the lives of millions of people who, with reasonable investment, could become vital contributors to our economy and society.

My Gay Brother's Keeper

Ben Francisco Maulbeck | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Ben Francisco Maulbeck

We need to build systems that support and reinforce these strengths so that more gay, bi, and trans men of color can succeed in a world that too often rejects them.

Boosting Young Men of Color

Robert Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Robert Ross

Imagine that you walk into the newborn nursery ward at an American hospital and you see 100 babies in their bassinets. You are then informed that 33 of these babies will spend time in jail or prison.

Young People Really Are Our Future: Making It a Bright One

Robert Ross | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Robert Ross

The course to all of our health and prosperity starts with changing the odds for our sons and brothers which will build opportunity for all of us. There are real signs of hope and momentum building around the country.

Common-Sense Policies Will Transform the Lives of Our Youth

Robert Ross | Posted 05.02.2012 | Education
Robert Ross

Instead of harsh punitive approaches, we need common-sense school discipline policies that emphasize accountability and work to prevent classroom disruption in the first place.

Invest in Young Men and Boys of Color Now

Robert Schwartz | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Robert Schwartz

In reality, it does not take very much to make a positive difference in a young man's life. Unfortunately, it takes even less to make a negative difference. If we continue to ignore the issues in our state in relation to boys and men of color, we will squander the human capital talent we have in our state.