Effective Interactions with African-American Males

Effective Interactions with African American Males

Course Description:

Using an African-centered philosophical worldview and a racial socialization framework, this seminar will critically examine the social and emotional effects of racism on academic, occupational, cultural and relational well being of African-American males. Students will discuss relevant readings, conduct a media analysis, critique community-based research, and share self-reflections. Throughout the semester, students will be asked to analyze intervention strategies, services and programs targeting African-American males. The final project is to present an African-American male initiative that seeks to restore/develop a healthy definition of Black manhood. In addition, students will periodically discuss topics and share activities via video conference with the Psycho-educational Interactions with Black Males class offered by the Graduate School of Education and Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).

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Last updated April 25, 2017

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African American Men and Boys Task Force
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Racial Oppression and Socialization

Stories of Plantation Life - Narratives from those who were enslaved

Report Examines Lynchings And Their Legacy In The United States

Without Sanctuary

Lynching data by state (1)

Lynching data by state (2)

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon

1898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission

1898 Wilmington, NC Google Search

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Wrestling with Destiny: The Cultural Socialization of Anger and Healing
in African American Males

'Whistling Vivaldi' And Beating Stereotypes

'Whistling Vivaldi,' Fighting Stereotypes

Baratunde Thurston Explains 'How To Be Black'

Reconsidering The 'Culture Of Poverty'

 

"The Black Candle" Trailer, Narrated by Maya Angelou, Directed M. K. Asante Jr. on Vimeo.

Masculinity / Black Male Image

Hidden Voices of Black Men: The Meaning, Structure, and Complexity of Manhood

The Masculinity Project

Barack & Curtis: Manhood, Power & Respect

Hip Hop: Beyond the Beats & Rhymes

Negative Images 'Brainwash' African Americans

Young Men of Color in the Media: Images and Impact

Study: White and black children biased toward lighter skin

“Same Old Stories”: The Black Male in Social Science and Educational Literature, 1930s to the Present

 

Rites of Passage / Education / Development

Changing the Game for Young Black Males in America

 

A Call for Change: Providing Solutions for Black Achievement 

Too Important to Fail resources.

Coalition for African-Centered Rites of Passage

Selected Clips from "The Journey: The Story of the National Rites of Passage Institute" from National Rites of Passage Institute on Vimeo

American Promise

American Promise - Teaching Tolerance Professional Development

The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males

How to improve black male graduation rates

The crisis in education for Philadelphia's black and Hispanic boys

The African American and Latino Male Dropout
Taskforce Report

Visibly Invisible: The Reality of Five Black Boys in a Public High School

Harlem Children's Zone Breaks Poverty Pattern

Capitalizing on leadership capacity: gifted African American males in high school

A Study of Academically High Achieving, Economically Challenged African American Young Men

A Qualitative Study of Resilience among African American Adolescent Male Students in North Carolina

Black Males’ Structural Conditions, Achievement Patterns, Normative Needs, and “Opportunities”

The Color of Discipline

Young Black Males: Anger, Aggression and Perception

Paths to Success: A Forum on Young African-American Men

Children's Aid Society Publications - The African American Male Initiative: Creating Success

Little boy lost: the truth about achievement numbers for black males is staring administrators in the face. What can you do?

First Person/College Ambassadors

Raising Him Alone (RHA)

Alchemy, Inc

Alchemy - Finding the Gold Within

A principal met a student she expelled, and it changed her approach to discipline

 

Dayton public school board votes unanimously to establish Office of Black Male Achievement

Criminal Justice

Racism Review: Scholarship & Actism Toward Racial Justice

Black Men's Jail Time Hits Entire Communities

Racial Profiling Data Collection Resource Center at Northeastern University

Analysis of Racial Disparities in the NYPD's Stop, Question, and Frisk Practices

Watching Certain People

North Carolina Department of Correction

Criminal Justice and Policing Practices: The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights held a hearing on criminal justice and policing practices.

Bryan Stevenson Discussing Just Mercy and the legacy of racism

Initiatives / Symposia

American Promise: Black Male Achievement Gap

2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys

Schott Black Male Initiative

Journal of African American Males in Education (JAAME)

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