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On July 18, 1918, the great Nelson Mandela was born

On July 18, 1918, the great Nelson Mandela was born. On the cover of COSEBOC's 2018 Gathering of Leaders program book, Mandela represented the spirit of our theme, "Liberation, Empowerment and Education." Mandela sacrificed and served as he catalyzed a movement to break the back of Apartheid. As COSEBOC continues to advance the affirmative social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color, we will also encourage everyone who supports this mission to embrace Mandela as an iconic liberator for peace, freedom and justice. 

In honor of...

Trauma in the Village: An Upcoming Gathering in Charlotte, NC

COSEBOC is working with the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators (CMAE), and the Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network (CPLAN) to co-host Trauma in the Village, a two-day Regional Gathering in Charlotte on August 17-18, 2018.

Trauma in the Village will promote conversations on the many facets of trauma in our communities and build a deeper, more authentic understanding of the impact trauma has on students, their families, their neighborhoods, and the educators, service providers, and caregivers that work with...

Ron Walker's New Book Available for Purchase

Dear friends,

After many years of thinking about writing a book to share a story about the power of hope, resilience and family, I finally did it. With the generous and consistent support of the American Reading Company, the book, is a reality.

It is written in honor of my father, Solomon Walker. Solomon Walker, born in 1915 in Gaffney, South Carolina, never went to school, lost both parents at a young age and with determination made his way to Philadelphia at the age of 19 to begin a new life. The...

Free Teleconference with Chris Chatmon, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 4pm EST

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 4pm EST, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce its 4th speaker in our educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color. 

We are honored to have CHRIS CHATMON—Deputy Chief of Equity for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) andFounding Executive Director of OUSD’s Office of...

Free Teleconference with David Johns

On December 7, 2017, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce its 3rd speaker in our educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color.

We are honored to have David J. Johns, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)—a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay,...

Teleconference with David C. Banks, President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, NYC

On November 15, 2017, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce its 2nd speaker in our educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color. 

We are honored to have David C. Banks, President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, NYC. 

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Judy Touzin, Founder and Executive director of The ExceptionAL Project is friend, colleague, and a member of the movement to advance the Consipracy of Care for the affirmative development of boys of color. 

The ExceptionAL Project is an earnest effort to consistently promote positive images and narratives of Black men in America.  Check out this Here and Now video and a few links to learn (and share!) what The ExceptionAL Project is about.

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Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Join us for the start of our 2017-18 Teleconference Series: Boys and Young Men of Color: Liberated, Empowered and Educated

On October 4, 2017, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce the launch of its 2nd annual educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color. 

We are honored to have ...

This fall, Professor J. Luke Wood from San Diego State University (SDSU) will be teaching a free  online "public course" titled  BLACK MINDS MATTER: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education. Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black males in education, drawing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success.

This "public course" is presented in the...

Ode to my Father, Solomon Walker

by Ron Walker
Executive Director, COSEBOC

June 15, 2017

As another Father’s Day draws near, I wonder why we forget to sing praises to our fathers more often. I am guilty of this. From day to day, I am more apt to raise a tribute to my mother—who definitely deserves every praise given. However, too frequently and unintentionally I minimize the tremendous person that my dad, Solomon Walker, was and the enormous impact that he made on my growth and development as a boy, young man, and man.

The words that I will now share are in honor of my father....

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