Trauma Can Endure! What Must We Do to Heal?

Covid is not the only pandemic to traumatize boys and young men of color. The current rash of gun violence creates lasting fear and anxiety also. I can still remember in vivid detail the terror I felt when I saw a picture of the grotesque face of Emmett Till after he had been killed. I recoiled from his face, beaten…
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The Village is on Fire! Where are the Firefighters?

All students, especially boys and young men of color, have been affected by the isolation caused by the pandemic. How can leaders address the devastation left in its wake? Susan Taylor, the esteemed founder and dynamic leader of Cares Mentoring, reminds us that the village is on fire. But, with equal passion she reminds us that we are the firefighters…
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Do You Believe That Children Are Our Future?

 If you believe that children are our future, what will you do to secure that belief? When the legendary singer Whitney Houston sang “The Greatest Love of All,” written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser, the lyrics were crystal clear and emphatic. Here are the words that form the first stanza: I believe that children are our future; Teach them…
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An Important Report for Your Information

If it was possible for Black children and youth to experience educational success during the pandemic known as Jim Crow, then why shouldn’t the same hold true in this time of COVID-19 and beyond? Unlike any other time in recent history, the opportunity now exists to educate all students in ways that increase and enhance their personal self-knowledge, their history,…
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