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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...

#COSEBOC10: "Framing The Narrative For Boys & Young Men of Color: 10 Years of Leadership and The Journey Ahead"

MAY 18-21, 2016 in New York City!
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Calling on all those who advocate for boys and young men of color! We're roughly 90 days...

It is with a great deal of excitement and satisfaction that I send this email. This week, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color officially has officially released the 3rd edition of Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color. It is a keystone document for educators committed to the affirmative development and education of boys and young men of color. For the first time, we are making our signature document available to our national network of both members and non...

Courtesy of Boston Globe: Let's Change Our Story

Black, Latino students speak up about problems in Boston schools

By Astead W. Herndon, GLOBE STAFF
Dec. 12, 2015

For two hours Saturday at the city’s public education headquarters in Dudley Square, officials with impressive titles outlined how Boston...

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