March 1, 2023

The City’s Office of Black Male Engagement In Philadelphia Is Working To Empower Black Youth

“When Black men and boys are getting their needs and concerns met, and receiving the resources and opportunities they deserve, this city changes for the better.” Those words were spoken by Eric Westbrook, Director of the Office of Black Male Engagement, during a recent interview with Metro. Westbrook is working to empower the city’s Black youth […]

November 10, 2022

The Inaugural Black Men Teach Summit: Celebrating The Half Percent

Earlier this month at the Essence Event Center, Black Men Teach Twin Cities curated, an impactful 2-day event of programming, showcasing and celebrating the importance of black male educators. This conference was built on creating deeper relationships, and inspiring more black men to become educators. The theme “Half percent”, calls attention to the number of […]

October 28, 2022

‘Life After’ Taps Into The Lives Of Twelve Former Athletes and Their Evolution Beyond The NFL

For anyone, working your hardest to accomplish your dream and then feeling lost once you’ve accomplished it can be scary. The dopamine rush from obtaining your dream career, to new business, to new success, suddenly leaves you questioning yourself. “Life After”, produced by Thomas Q. Jones, showcases twelve former athletes and their battle to find […]

July 16, 2022

Emmy Award-Winning Actor, Tyler James Williams Discusses The Importance Of Validating The Black Male Experience

Appearing on Tiffany Cross earlier today, Emmy Award-Winning – Tyler James Williams sat with Tiffany to discuss his acting history, as well as his Emmy win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series, Abbot Elementary. Tyler James plays Gregory Eddie, a wary substitute teacher in Philadelphia, who is going through the twist and turns […]

February 16, 2022

The Black Male Scholars Program 2022-2023

Bowling Green Junior High is now accepting applications for the Black Male Scholars Program. The program will expand to sixth and seventh grades for 2022-2023, with new enrollment offered to 25 incoming 6th graders and up to five additional incoming 7th graders. The overall initiative is intended to highlight black male students while building self-esteem, […]

October 12, 2021

The Matters of Representation: Black Men Teach and Inspire Others To Do the Same

Can you recall the number of Black male teachers you had growing up? Chances are, that number is low. Luckily, one organization, in particular, has a mission to make a change.  Meet Black Men Teach, a Minneapolis-based non-profit with a mission to recruit, prepare, retain, and place Black male teachers in elementary schools. The group […]