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Invisible Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Growing up poor, Black, and bright in the Bronx without guidance, by the time Darryl Briggs got to high school he already felt completely ignored, almost invisible. None of the teachers noticed his potential and need for academic challenges, or even noticed him at all.

'Gun Laws Won't Impact Us Here' In The Line Of Fire, Say Peace Workers: Part 3 Of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Suzanne Skees

Peacemaking circles, a cornerstone tool of the restorative justice movement, bring together victims and perpetrators, estranged or upset family members -- and on a weekly basis at The Center, members of opposing gangs.

"Gun Laws Won't Impact Us Here" in the Line of Fire, Say Peace Workers: Part 2 of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Suzanne Skees

A tiny white nun with glasses and grey hair, Donna rolls down her window to wave to everyone she passes on the street, from heavily armed police patrols to clusters of men she knows to be gang members.

'Gun Laws Won't Impact Us Here' in the Line of Fire, Say Peace Workers: Part 1 of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Suzanne Skees

"I'm always shocked by how many of our kids say, 'Let me show you my bullet scars.' One boy in our program still has a bullet lodged in his abdomen. It's not really about being cool, like other teenagers with their tattoos: It's more like, this is who I am."

It Just Takes Everything We're Not Doing Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know how to make a positive difference in the lives of so many poor Black males. But we have to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We don't have to keep doing the things we're getting wrong.

Teaching In The Young Lions' Lair

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education
Turnstyle

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Black Male Multiple Choice: Unemployed, High School Dropout or Incarcerated

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

It is time we reinvent the brand of the black male, stop the cradle-to-prison pipeline and replace it with a world that is much more hopeful and optimistic for young black men.

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.