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A Teacher Told 10-Year-Old Boy That He’s to Blame If He Gets Shot by Police

by Teddy Grant   May 22, 2018

A 10-year-old Black student in Lenexa, Kansas was brought to tears over comments a teacher made to him. Malachi Pearson said that his teacher... Read More

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Dear Society: Heartbroken Black Men Need Love Too

by Lincoln Anthony Blades   May 03, 2017

Perhaps one of my favorite shows on Netflix is Friday Night Tykes. It’s a show featuring children between the ages of 9 and 12... Read More

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Chicago Principal Creates Model for Educating Black Boys

by Marilyn Anderson Rhames / Education Post   Apr 26, 2017

Christopher Goins is the founding principal of Butler College Prep, a four-year-old charter high school on the far South Side of Chicago with a... Read More

11-Year-Old Launches Book Club in Celebration of Black Boys

11-Year-Old Launches Book Club in Celebration of Black Boys

by #teamEBONY   Mar 15, 2017

11-year-old Sidney Keys III has started a book club to celebrate Black boys, and it looks like it is much needed. According to St. Louis... Read More

The Most Important Relationship Advice I’ve Ever Received As A Young Black Boy

The Most Important Relationship Advice I’ve Ever Received As A Young Black Boy

by Lincoln Anthony Blades   Dec 15, 2016

To be an older millennial—one approaching his mid-thirties—is an interesting phenomenon because of how we’ve been able to see the world evolve, shift, and... Read More

Carrying Jada

Supporting and Carrying our Girls and Boys

by #teamEBONY   Jul 16, 2014

We think it is rape culture or gun violence that will define us as a fallen civilization. But it's the indifference that will do... Read More

Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o

Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o

by Damon Young   Apr 24, 2014

It was revealed yesterday that Lupita Nyong’o was named People Magazine’s "Most Beautiful" person. Considering the fact that she’s been everyone’s red carpet darling... Read More

How to Make My Brother’s Keeper Better

How to Make My Brother’s Keeper Better

by Colorlines   Mar 05, 2014

With the announcement of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative last week, President Obama unveiled his first effort explicitly aimed at the social and economic... Read More

Jordan Davis and Lucia McBath

Another Black Boy’s Life Interrupted

by The Atlantic   Feb 18, 2014

I'll be 39 in September, and it has taken all 39 of those years to learn how to learn. I never considered myself particularly... Read More

A Black Woman’s Response to 'American Promise' Because We Were There Too

American Promise was Great, but What About the Black Girls?

by #teamEBONY   Feb 06, 2014

Posts about the POV documentary American Promise began to appear in my Facebook newsfeed about a week before it aired on PBS. Two Black... Read More