Video-Teleconference: Ariel Jimenez Bustos and Martin Miranda, Jan 7, 2020

On Tuesday, January 4, 2020 at 4pm EST, COSEBOC is proud to announce Ariel Jimenez Bustos, Coordinator for the National Compadres Network’s Joven Noble Youth Academy, as our 4th speaker in our 2020 educational teleconference series, Conversations with Deep Thinkers. Ariel will be joined by Martin Miranda, a Joven Noble Youth Academy participant. Conversations with…
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Wendell and Kevin: Their Footprints Informed my Footsteps

This year, the theme for the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) 14th Annual Gathering of Leaders, Boys and Young Men of Color: Learning from the Footprints of the Past; Taking Footsteps to the Future, has surely made an impact on me. As we approach this year's Gathering in…
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George Floyd and the Countless Others we Memorialize Today

by Ron Walker June 9, 2020 Another name has been added to the roll of black women and men murdered by unchecked police violence. His name is George Floyd. George’s first name joins Emmett, Trayvon, Eric, Michael, Laquan, Tamir, Walter, Freddie, Sandra, Philando, Botham, Breonna, Ahmaud, and others whose names…
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Now is the Time! Tomorrow is too Late!

by Ron Walker June 15, 2020 “The children of the despised and rejected are menaced from the moment they stir in the womb.” I open my written thoughts purposefully with this quote from the great American writer and poet, James Baldwin. Why are the children of the despised and rejected…
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Solomon’s Plan by Ron Walker

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…
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The Fruition of our Virtual Gathering of Leaders

Dear COSEBOC friends and supporters, On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, it is my pleasure to send you this note of thanks. As many of you know, COSEBOC was scheduled to host its 14th Gathering of Leaders in…
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My Daughter’s and Granddaughter’s are Breonna Taylor!

Their names are Amber, Robin, Azya, and Jordan. They are my daughters and granddaughters. I, like millions of other Black fathers and grandfathers, am fiercely protective and proud of each one of them. Breonna Taylor was the pride and joy of her family also. At 26 years old, she was…
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This Is Why We Vote

By Shawn Dove, Anthony Smith and Ron Walker If ever there was a time for us to be the curators of the change we want to see, it is now. 2020 has brought us a horrible global pandemic and has underscored the 400 year-long pandemic of racial oppression and anti-Blackness…
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