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"The No. 1 Site on the Web for Information and Resources on the Education Crisis of Young Black Males."

This site explores and critically challenges various social and political factors that are negatively impacting the education, maturation, and overall success of Black boys. While acknowledging, challenging, and providing strategies and resources for addressing these factors, this site does not accept these factors, or the real national crisis that they have caused as excuses for mass under-achievement or failure amongst Black boys or the schools that they attend. As some of them prove on a daily basis in public and private school settings, Black boys, like all children, can indeed excel in school. The masses of Black boys however will excel in school and life only once we adults take united action towards better understanding and resolving this crisis.

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Urban Food Deserts

Problem: Urban Food Deserts and Their Impact on Children (contributed by Christie Manisto and Adam Stubbendick) A food desert is a community with little or no access to grocery stores and quality, nutritious food choices. In urban areas these deserts are compounded by easy access to non-nutritious food located in convenience stores, liquor stores, and […]

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The Overrepresentation of Black Students in Special Education Classrooms

By Kimberly Suzette Peterz Chicago, Illinois Abstract The purpose of this research was to evaluate the degree to which Black students are overrepresented and misplaced in special education, as a result of current testing and placement practices, insufficient parental knowledge of special education rights and responsibilities, and the need for more cultural diversity training for […]

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Still Separate and Unequal: Public Education More Than Forty Years After Brown

By Rose Sanders and Wythe Holt Selma, Alabama Eddie Blue was ready to enter Selma High School, the only public high school in the troubled city of Selma, Alabama. He was fourteen then, in 1989, filled with visions of greatness that exceeded ordinary fantasies and dreams. He wanted to take algebra, a foreign language, and […]

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State of Black America Report 2009

National Urban League’s The State of Black America® 2009 Report Shows Black and White Equality Still Needs Work (NEW YORK) – As the entire country observed the historic election of President Barack Obama amid one of the worst economic crises this nation has ever seen, these are the ‘best of times and the worst of […]

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Schools in the Dark About Tainted Lunches

By Blake Morrison and Peter Eisler,USA TODAY RACINE, Wis. — Students at Starbuck Middle School stumbled through the halls just after lunch on Oct. 31, 2007, holding their bellies and moaning. When the vomiting began, teachers knew that it wasn’t a Halloween prank. By mid afternoon, almost 70 children waited outside the nurse’s office at […]

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Promising Teen Fatherhood Programs : Initial Evidence Lessons

Promising Practices in Self-Sufficiency& Employment Programs for Fathers: Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Research Findings Compiled by: Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew, Ph.D, Jennifer Carrano, B.S., Sara Ericson, M.S, Kassim Mbwana, M.A.   INTRODUCTION Men who are experiencing financial hardships or problems with employment often encounter difficulties with becoming responsible fathers (Kotloff, 2005). In the last few decades, the United […]

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Prisoners of the Census

Record numbers of urban people of color are now in prisons in rural areas — where the census counts them as residents. Result? The prisoners’ ‘share’ of federal funds pegged to population counts will go to their keepers’ hometowns. By Tracy Huling Since April Fool’s Day, prison guards have been slipping census forms into the […]

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Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn

By ERIK ECKHOLM New York Times Published: March 20, 2006 BALTIMORE — Black men in the United States face a far more dire situation than is portrayed by common employment and education statistics, a flurry of new scholarly studies warn, and it has worsened in recent years even as an economic boom and a welfare […]

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