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President Obama adds to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

President Obama is expected to announce new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative during a town hall meeting on education early Monday morning. The project, which aims to connect young black men with mentors and other assistance through the help of corporations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits has been under some scrutiny of late. Nonetheless companies […]

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Promoting literacy: Florida barbershop hands out books to young customers

If you go to Royal Touch Barbershop in Riviera Beach, Florida, you’ll get more than a haircut if you’re a young boy. Reggie Ross who owns the shop has boys and men reading books on various subjects such as culture, history, achieving success and college matriculation. Why? Because he wants to promote literacy among black […]

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Report: black men no better off than they were in 1970s

According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black progress in the country. 

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Guest Post

The reason why young black men can’t work

The following post originally appeared on ColorLines as part of its “Life Cycles of Inequity” series. The series explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on a life stage or event in which that impact has been shown to be particularly profound. Previously, we focused on implicit bias […]

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White ‘Think Like A Man Too’ actor doesn’t feel snubbed by Essence Magazine

Think Like A Man Too actor Gary Owen has responded to being excluded from an Essence magazine cover that featured all of the black male cast members.

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In latest rant, Kanye West disses Obama

Kanye West has always been vocal when voicing his opinions. He’s criticized government leaders, entertainers, etc. without blinking twice. His latest rant involves President Obama. 

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From felon to role model: Sheldon Smith helps fathers find success

25-year-old Sheldon Smith was headed down the wrong path. But once he had his daughter, he became a different man. Smith, who founded The Dovetail Project, is committed to not just his daughter, but to the success of young fathers of color. 

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Men’s Health Month: health advocates host #BrothersWhoTweet chat series

Community service organizations invested in men’s health will host Twitter chat events using the hashtag #brotherswhotweet. The chats are meant to openly discuss the importance of mental, physical and sexual health with black men. 

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Former gang member earns degree, among school’s first graduating class

Jamil Boldian, Krishaun Branch and Rayvaughn Hines are among Urban Prep High School’s first graduating class to receive college degrees. The all-male charter school is housed in Chicago’s Englewood community. 

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Featured Post

From Local to National Activism: 30 Black Men Consulting the White House

I was honored to be a part of a national delegation of 30 black Public Ally Alumni professionals working on a Public Allies and Open Society Foundation project to advance black male achievement (BMA) for opportunity youth (ages 18-24) in conjunction with The White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative from May 6-8, 2014.  To be […]

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