This past Tuesday, a prestigious group of young black males participated in the 6th annual College Bound Brotherhood (Brotherhood) graduation celebration at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, CA.
The Brotherhood seeks to propel San Francisco Bay Area African-American males into college by supporting them to and through college. The graduation, hosted by the Kapor Center for Social Impact, College Futures Foundation, and the Marcus Foster Education Fund, was extremely impressive and a powerful illustration of what black male success in our ...
Oscar Grant, Devonte Riley, Phillip “Tooda” Wright: the list goes on. The nation is on high alert. Protests in Ferguson and around the world highlight and delineate a historically unequal justice system.
In the words of Fannie Lou Hamer, these protestors are just “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Sick of watching the African-American male become an endangered species. Tired of them neither being respected nor valued in this time and space.
Protest signs state, “Not again,” “Am I next?” and ...