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Join the June 20 Twitter Chat with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans & More…

Dear COSEBOC Members & Friends, 

Please join us on Monday, June 20 for an important online discussion sponsored by David Johns and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and the OnPurpose Movement, as they celebrate the first-ever International Day of Purpose

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Framing the Narrative: COSEBOC Gathering of Leaders, 2016

From May 18 to May 21, over 1,000 "village" members convened in NYC for the 2016 Gathering of Leaders, and all we can say is "THANK YOU and WHAT A TIME!" The Gathering energy was electric, the willingness to learn and share was infectious, and the conversations extended well beyond the Javits Center. In...

2nd Annual Carter G. Woodson Bowties & Pearls Brunch

The 2nd Annual Carter G. Woodson Bowties & Pearls Brunch, in celebration of Black Male Educators in the city of Boston, will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 11:00am in the School Committee Chambers of the Bruce C. Bolling building. 

This event will recognize Black Male Educators, both in and outside the classroom, for their outstanding commitment to student achievement and success. These awardees have impacted thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds in the Boston area, and are enthusiastically looking to expand their reach. 

Proceeds...

Jackie Carter

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

Read more about the PSA...

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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