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Young men of color are tomorrow's innovators and leaders: a source of strength, creativity and economic dynamism. Our #SonsAndBrothers are invaluable assets who need opportunities to achieve and contribute like all young people. Inspired by President Barack Obama’s "My Brother’s Keeper" initiative, an alliance of local and national organizations, communities and corporations have come together to focus on helping America's young men of color reach their full potential in school, work and life and convene a conversation on how each of us can support our #SonsAndBrothers. When our sons and brothers succeed, we all succeed.


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After Florida cut down on protections for children in troubled homes, deaths soared. The children died in ways cruel, predictable and preventable. Learn more about Innocents Lost here:
Preserving Families but Losing Children 

04 · 22 · 2014

After Florida cut down on protections for children in troubled homes, deaths soared. The children died in ways cruel, predictable and preventable. Learn more about Innocents Lost here:

Preserving Families but Losing Children 

We must encourage the educational system to change for the well-being of our SonsAndBrothers! Restorative justice views and responds to youth crime with a different lens:
READ MORE: The political rise of restorative justice

04 · 22 · 2014

We must encourage the educational system to change for the well-being of our SonsAndBrothers! Restorative justice views and responds to youth crime with a different lens:

READ MORE: The political rise of restorative justice

Major implications for many of our SonsAndBrothers: “President Barack Obama is preparing to make much broader use of his power to grant commutations to non-violent drug convicts who have served long sentences, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video released Monday.”
READ MORE: US to expand clemency criteria for drug offenders

04 · 22 · 2014

Major implications for many of our SonsAndBrothers: “President Barack Obama is preparing to make much broader use of his power to grant commutations to non-violent drug convicts who have served long sentences, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video released Monday.”

READ MORE: US to expand clemency criteria for drug offenders

#UPLIFT -> The Expanded Success Initiative is working to boost college and career readiness. Check out their amazing work here. 

04 · 21 · 2014

#UPLIFT -> The Expanded Success Initiative is working to boost college and career readiness. Check out their amazing work here

Black and Latino students are overrepresented among students given out of school suspensions: While the average suspension rate was 11.2% in the middle schools surveyed, blacks were suspended at a rate of 28.3% for males and 18% for females. We must change this unequal distribution of punishment for our SonsAndBrothers!
READ MORE: African American and Latino Students Overrepresented in School Suspensions 

04 · 20 · 2014

Black and Latino students are overrepresented among students given out of school suspensions: While the average suspension rate was 11.2% in the middle schools surveyed, blacks were suspended at a rate of 28.3% for males and 18% for females. We must change this unequal distribution of punishment for our SonsAndBrothers!

READ MORE: African American and Latino Students Overrepresented in School Suspensions 

"While the total number of incarcerated youth has declined in many states, higher proportions of youth of color are in out-of-home placements and secure facilities…Of the juvenile dispositions made to the sample, the number that include removal of a juvenile from the home had gone from 29 percent in 2002 to 44 percent in 2012. Minority youth accounted for nearly the entire shift.”
READ MORE: Racial Disparity in Juvenile Facilities Increased as Overall Incarceration Plummeted 

04 · 20 · 2014

"While the total number of incarcerated youth has declined in many states, higher proportions of youth of color are in out-of-home placements and secure facilities…Of the juvenile dispositions made to the sample, the number that include removal of a juvenile from the home had gone from 29 percent in 2002 to 44 percent in 2012. Minority youth accounted for nearly the entire shift.

READ MORE: Racial Disparity in Juvenile Facilities Increased as Overall Incarceration Plummeted 

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