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 […]

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, […]

February 13, 2022

1,000 Ties is Connecting Youth & Business Professionals, One Tie at A Time

On February 12th, at Warrensville Heights, 1000 Ties hosted their first energized event of the year featuring Angela Flowers, Making A Difference Consulting, Dawud Hamzah, H.Y.P.E. (Helping You Produce Excellence) program, Ethan Holmes, Holmes Made Food LLC, Jowan Smith, CEO & Founder of 1000 Ties, Keith Langford, Coordinator of Family and Community Engagement for the […]

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 […]

July 19, 2021

Jimmie Allen And His New Book, My Voice Is A Trumpet

Jimmie Allen, the platinum selling country singer and songwriter, is proud to announce his new children’s book, “My Voice is a Trumpet”. Allen was inspired to write this book to teach his children and countless children around the world about self confidence. He wanted to inspire them to believe in the value of their own […]