#SonsAndBrothers

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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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"Those who advanced immediately to some form of postsecondary education—either to a two- or four-year college or to vocational training—were more than 3x as likely to report ever having obtained a degree than those who moved from high school straight into the workforce…55 percent of all the children from two-degree families reported obtaining a college or postgraduate degree, compared with just 23 percent of the children from no-degree families.”
READ MORE: Are College Degrees Inherited?

04 · 18 · 2014


"Those who advanced immediately to some form of postsecondary education—either to a two- or four-year college or to vocational training—were more than 3x as likely to report ever having obtained a degree than those who moved from high school straight into the workforce…55 percent of all the children from two-degree families reported obtaining a college or postgraduate degree, compared with just 23 percent of the children from no-degree families.”

READ MORE: Are College Degrees Inherited?

"Nationally, just 39.5% of first-time African-American college students, attending full-time, graduate in 6 years, compared with 59% for all first-time college students. Across four-year HBCUs, the 6-year graduation rate is 35 percent."
If HBCUs don’t start raising graduation rates, they’re going to face declining state support under performance-funding formulas. And that could leave a historically underserved student population with even fewer options. 
READ: When a 43% graduation rate means success

04 · 18 · 2014

"Nationally, just 39.5% of first-time African-American college students, attending full-time, graduate in 6 years, compared with 59% for all first-time college students. Across four-year HBCUs, the 6-year graduation rate is 35 percent."

If HBCUs don’t start raising graduation rates, they’re going to face declining state support under performance-funding formulas. And that could leave a historically underserved student population with even fewer options. 

READ: When a 43% graduation rate means success

Check out Tracy Morgan rocking his #BlackRosePin in support of our #SonsAndBrothers! 

04 · 18 · 2014

Check out Tracy Morgan rocking his #BlackRosePin in support of our #SonsAndBrothers! 

High school graduates who enter college unprepared for the coursework are destined to fail: "Just 4 percent of full-time associates’ degree students complete their degrees on time. The longer a student goes without finishing, the more likely he or she is to not finish at all." 
READ MORE: Dual Enrollment Offers A Bridge to College 

04 · 18 · 2014

High school graduates who enter college unprepared for the coursework are destined to fail: "Just 4 percent of full-time associates’ degree students complete their degrees on time. The longer a student goes without finishing, the more likely he or she is to not finish at all." 

READ MORE: Dual Enrollment Offers A Bridge to College 

The myth of the superpredator helped spawn a generation of misguided laws that treated young people as adults, despite evidence that doing so actually increases recidivism. Most of these laws remain in effect.
READ MORE: Echoes of the Superpredator

04 · 17 · 2014

The myth of the superpredator helped spawn a generation of misguided laws that treated young people as adults, despite evidence that doing so actually increases recidivism. Most of these laws remain in effect.

READ MORE: Echoes of the Superpredator

Employment rates for teenagers are at the lowest levels since World War II. Those hit the hardest also happen to be the least fortunate: those with less education, from poorer households, or from minority backgrounds. "Teens whose parents earned more than $40,000 a year boasted employment rates of 26 to 28 percent, while teens whose parents made less than that threshold, were employed at rates of less than 20 percent."
READ MORE: What happens when American teenagers can’t find work

04 · 17 · 2014

Employment rates for teenagers are at the lowest levels since World War II. Those hit the hardest also happen to be the least fortunate: those with less education, from poorer households, or from minority backgrounds. "Teens whose parents earned more than $40,000 a year boasted employment rates of 26 to 28 percent, while teens whose parents made less than that threshold, were employed at rates of less than 20 percent."

READ MORE: What happens when American teenagers can’t find work

Incarceration impacts our #SonsAndBrothers mentally, emotionally and economically. We must do better. 

04 · 17 · 2014

Incarceration impacts our #SonsAndBrothers mentally, emotionally and economically. We must do better. 

Common has announced that his foundation joined forces with Kanye West’s DONDA House, along with the Chicago Urban League to create over 20,000 jobs for the youth of Chicago. Cultural icons making a major impact on the future of our #SonsAndBrothers! 
READ MORE: Kanye West and Common to bring 20,000 jobs to Chicago

04 · 17 · 2014

Common has announced that his foundation joined forces with Kanye West’s DONDA House, along with the Chicago Urban League to create over 20,000 jobs for the youth of Chicago. Cultural icons making a major impact on the future of our #SonsAndBrothers! 

READ MORE: Kanye West and Common to bring 20,000 jobs to Chicago

"Nearly 2 out of 3 patients seen at community health centers are racial and ethnic minorities. The Affordable Care Act not only increased the number of community health centers that exist across the country, but also expanded the services those health centers provide."
READ MORE: Affordable Care Act May Help Close Gap on Health Disparities

04 · 16 · 2014

"Nearly 2 out of 3 patients seen at community health centers are racial and ethnic minorities. The Affordable Care Act not only increased the number of community health centers that exist across the country, but also expanded the services those health centers provide."

READ MORE: Affordable Care Act May Help Close Gap on Health Disparities

A recent Harvard study revealed the relationship between television and sleep/ health issues: “What was consistent was the fact that ethnic minority children slept less and watched more TV than other children. 
READ MORE: Watching Television is Detrimental for Children 

04 · 16 · 2014

A recent Harvard study revealed the relationship between television and sleep/ health issues: “What was consistent was the fact that ethnic minority children slept less and watched more TV than other children.

READ MORE: Watching Television is Detrimental for Children 

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