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April 20, 2010

Title IX Changes

Applause all around for the administration for its decision to return to truer accounting on Title IX. It's an opportunity to quit pretending what this issue is all about. Many of these universities are in trouble with athletics not because they offer unequal athletic programs but because their of...

April 19, 2010

The 2025 BMB

The 2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys. Sounds interesting, and badly needed. One caveat: I think separating this issue by minority group is a tactical mistake. Making this a "black" issue is just what the pushback movement wants. That way, the boy troubles become nothing more than repackaged r...

April 12, 2010

The Pre-K to Prison Pipeline

....and how to halt it for African American boys, in this journal article.

April 12, 2010

Acting on the Black Gender Gaps

There are plenty of studies about the black gender gaps, but not that many efforts to do something about them that appear to be paying dividends. That's what makes the Call Me Mister program so important. The program is based at Clemson University and run by Roy Jones, who oversees a statewide rec...

April 12, 2010

RiShawn Biddle Tells His Own Story

The personal side to the black gender gap story, in Dropout Nation.

March 16, 2010

Making the Case that Fatherless Families are the Culprits

This columnist in the Guardian lays out the argument that the absence of black fathers is the trigger behind the dramatic problems black boys are experiencing in school.

February 10, 2010

'Men of Merit' in College

While researching my book I spent a couple of days at California State University in Fullerton, in the exurbs of Los Angeles. This huge university, which draws mostly commuter students from families with little college-going experience, serves as a bellwether -- reflecting the racial and ethnic mix ...

January 11, 2010

Some Welcome Attention for Minority Males, but ...

On January 26 the [College Board Advocacy](http://professionals.collegeboard.com/policy-advocacy/about) and Congressional TriCaucus will sponsor a conference on how to steer more minority males into and through college. Although the press release wisely links that goal to President Obama's goal of b...

January 08, 2010

#4 on the Top Ten List: Black Males at HBCUs

In her new blog as Public Editor for the National Education Writers Association, [The Educated Reporter](http://www.educatedreporter.com/), Linda Perlstein wrote a Top Ten list of education stories of 2009. (Okay, I'm a little tardy reporting this.). But [this article by AP higher education writer J...

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