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National Advocates for Boys of Color Set to Gather from May 18-21;
Media Highlights & Interview/Feature Opportunities Touted

[May 11, 2016] The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) has announced a memorial fund, established by the family of the late Jackie Carter, a prominent, Black publishing executive who was known especially for her efforts to promote ethnic diversity in children's books. Ms...

Thinking Big in a Big City

By Paul Forbes, April 30, 2016: The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) at the NYC Department of Education and the Office of the Mayor’sYoung Men’s Initiative (YMI) are excited to partner together and host the 10th Annual COSEBOCGathering of Leaders, “Framing the Narrative for Boys and Young Men of Color.”

For four years, ESI has been a critical component of YMI, a cross...

Framing The Narrative: Great Examples Abound

BY SEANDRA SIMS: 

In recent years, I’ve witnessed the landscape for Black male achievement growing by leaps and bounds. Through my work with the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), My Brother’s KeeperBMe, and countless schools, my outlook for boys and men of color is inspired and optimistic, influenced by the...

BY Ron Walker:

The spark that led to the start of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) was lit by an invitation extended to me to give keynote remarks to 100 Black and Brown inmates at Frackville State Penitentiary in Frackville, Pa. Kevin Johnson, a former ninth grade student of mine who is now incarcerated for life without parole, had personally requested my presence at the ceremony for inmates receiving their GEDs. Kevin and I have been writing to one another since 1986 – that’s the year I received his first...

Published on Apr 13, 2016

President Obama's pick to head the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans knows that all children can succeed if we expect them to. In this interview with Loudspeaker Films' Kelly Amis, we see David Johns in action, passionately addressing students from pre-K to high school...

April 13, 2016: Watch as President Barack Obama affirms the greatness within boys of color everywhere in this powerful PSA. COSEBOC is a proud supporter of My Brothers Keeper - learn more at www.IAmMBK.org

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By David Banks

As we celebrate the achievements of African American male writers like Ta- Nehisi Coates and Shaka Senghor, it is important to acknowledge the transformational power of literacy in the lives of young men of color. Coates the winner of the prestigious National Book Award and Senghor’s recently released biographical sketch (Writing My Wrongs) of his life growing up in Detroit highlight writing as a powerful tool in confronting social issues.  

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CBMA Hosts Second Cohort Meeting in Detroit for 2016 Black Male Achievement (BMA) Innovators


Posted by CBMA, on February 29, 2016

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s Social Innovation Accelerator hosted its second cohort meeting in Detroit for its 2016 Black Male Achievement (BMA) Innovators. Black Male Achievement Innovators are experienced leaders whose organizations demonstrate powerful results in improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys, who pursue high performance, and who are positioned to spread their results...

Ron Walker, COSEBOC Executive Director

By Ron Walker, COSEBOC Executive Director

In 1995, I was the recipient of a $65,000 grant from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, earmarked to convene Oakland, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston to discuss a concept and plan that I called "Operation Reconnection". The primary goal was to invite three target groups from each city that were connected to schools within their communities that had, at one time, excelled in their education of Black children but, over time, lost their success and luster.

The three groups from each city corralled schools with a...

#COSEBOC10: "Framing The Narrative For Boys & Young Men of Color"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2016

CONTACT: Seandra Sims, simsmediapr@aol.com 

Gathering Set for May 18-21, 2016 in New York City 

[March 3, 2016] At a time when news stories of tragedy and triumph about people of color permeate the airwaves, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) is set to convene more than 1,000 educators and child advocates, and some 200 boys of color, from...

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