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Boys and Young Men of Color

Media Often Depicts Black Youth as Criminals, and Rarely as Heroes

Joanna Lee Williams | Posted 12.28.2014 | Black Voices
Joanna Lee Williams

Change is long overdue. But I'm not entirely convinced that we're considering the full range of changes that need to take place.

Your Opportunity to Prevent Another Ferguson

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ama Yawson

It has been nearly two months since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the beginning of the uprising that the murder triggered. Most social critics have observed that the uprising was not simply about racism and police brutality.

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

When I was a kid growing up in Kenya, I imagined that one day I would step out of the closet and find a sense of brotherhood and belonging in the beautiful, rainbow flag-waving LGBT community. But the reality differed a great deal from my dreams.

Remove Systemic Barriers So Boys and Young Men of Color Can Succeed

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

On Friday, the Obama administration released the My Brother's Keeper Task Force Report to the president, providing the nation with an action agenda to...

White House Provides Leadership on Challenges Confronting Males of Color

Spencer Overton | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Spencer Overton

The challenges are often overlooked, perhaps because they seem overwhelming. Also, few of us want to make things worse by stereotyping young males of color, or by ignoring the challenges faced by all Americans.

A Push to Support Boys and Young Men of Color

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

With the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, President Obama is leveraging the power and influence of his presidency to address barriers to success facing boys and young men of color. It is a vital step in the continuous journey to help America heal from the legacy that limited opportunities for centuries.

President Obama Embraces Our Sons and Brothers

Robert Ross | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Robert Ross

There is a lot of talk today about inequalities in America. It's a long overdue conversation that is, in essence, about where you are born dictating the quality of life you will lead. The experiences of our sons and brothers of color are ground zero and we have to start there.