Education Summit 2022

Education Summit 2022

Dear COSEBOC friends, As you may know, one of the roles that COSEBOC plays is that of support for organizations and individuals who share our mission of serving the affirmative, social, emotional, cultural and academic development of all students and for us, especially boys and young men of color. To…
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The Village is on Fire! Where are the Firefighters?

The Village is on Fire! Where are the Firefighters?

Susan Taylor, the esteemed founder and dynamic leader of Cares Mentoring, reminds us that the village is on fire. But, with equal passion she reminds us that we are the firefighters who can put out the blaze before it completely consumes everything and everyone in its path. The fire from…
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COSEBOC Supports Shawn and Shawn

COSEBOC Supports Shawn and Shawn

By Ron Walker COSEBOC has a deeply-rooted mission to affirm the social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color. This mission is more important now than ever before. The pandemic, now going into its third year, has taken a massive and devastating toll on the…
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Black History Month

Black History Month

By Ron Walker I begin with this statement: Black history is made every day. The Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, had to defer his schooling to help his family by working in the coal mines of West Virginia. My own grandfather, Willie Silas…
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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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