Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ferguson and The Case for Black Male Achievement; Blacks Decliningin Higher Education; See DePaul Men's Basketball

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Black College Enrollment Declines
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With the ruling in from Ferguson,
The Case for
Black Male Achievement
is even more important!
Gather your family and friends around the radio on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014 on WVON from anywhere in America and Friday, November 28, 2014 on WURD from anywhere in America, to hear The Case for Black Male Achievement. Black Male Achievement may be the best hope for Black America!

For more details, see articles below.
Black Enrollments in Higher Education Continue to Decline

November 17, 2014

department_of_educationA new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers preliminary data on higher education enrollments in the fall of 2013. The report includes data on all students enrolled at Title IV institutions. These are educational entities that are permitted to participate in federal student financial assistance programs.
In 2013, there was a total of 20,847,787 students enrolled in high education. Of these 2,790,255 were Black or African American. Thus, Blacks made up 13.4 percent of all enrollments in higher education.

The same report issued a year ago found that in the fall of 2012 there were 2,864,723 African Americans enrolled in Title IV institutions in the United States. A year earlier, the same report listed 2,966,463 African Americans enrolled in these institutions. Thus in 2013, there were 176,208 fewer African American students enrolled in higher education than was the case in 2011.

In 2013, Blacks were 12.3 percent of all students enrolled in state-operated colleges and universities and 11.2 percent of total enrollments at private, nonprofit institutions. But Blacks made up 25.6 percent of all students enrolled at for-profit institutions of higher education.
Calling All Fathers, Stepfathers, Foster Fathers, Grandfathers, Godfathers, Uncles, Brothers,
Male Caregivers and Black Star Members!
The Black Star Project's
Million Fathers Club
Division One
Men's College Basketball
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
7:00 pm
see the
The DePaul Blue Demons
Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Allstate Arena
Wrigley Field
6920 North Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois

Free for Black Star Members
and Fathers Club Members
(Up to 6 tickets per member -
First Come First Served)

Please call 773.285.9600 to RSVP or for more information about this game. Men and women of all races, ethnicities and faith backgrounds may and should attend this event with their children.
The Case for
Black Male Achievement
Part One:
A National Conversation on How America Can Elevate Its Prominence by Investing in Black Men and Boys
The Voice of the Nation
A prime-time, American-holiday special on
Thanksgiving Day
November 27, 2014 - Part One
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Eastern Time, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Central Time, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Mountain Time,
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Common addresses young men from Eagle Academy in New York City.
This is a two-part national conversation with nationally acclaimed
champions for Black men and boys. Elected officials, foundation presidents, school superintendents, educators, business leaders and faith leaders should listen to this two-part, two-day series. Men and women of all ethnicities should listen to this series. If you care about America, or if you care about Black people in America, you won't miss The Case for Black Male Achievement.

  • Roundtable Discussion on Black Male Achievement with Shawn Dove, Stephen Powell and Eric Grimes
  • David Miller: Teaching Black Males to Survive in America
  • David Banks: Teaching America How to Teach Black Boys
Shawn Dove, National Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement; Stephen Powell - Executive Director of Mentoring, USA; David C. Banks - President, The Eagle Academy Foundation
Eric Grimes - Senior Consultant, Institute for Black Male Achievement; David Miller - Executive Director, Dare to Be King; Phillip Jackson - Executive Director, The Black Star Project

Click Here to Listen Live Anywhere in the World.
We thank Melody Spann Cooper, Pierre Cooper, Cliff Kelly and Todd Runkowski of WVON for making this broadcast possible.
The Case for
Black Male Achievement Part Two:
A National Conversation on How America Can Elevate Its Prominence by Investing in Black Men and Boys
Friday, November 28, 2014
Part Two
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Central Time, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Mountain Time, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Pacific Time
This is part-two of a national conversation on being a Black man in America. This segment includes Black Women for Black Male Achievement, Young Champions of Black Male Achievement and closing remarks on Black Male Achievement by Shawn Dove.

  • Opening Remarks: Eric Grimes
  • Remarks: Shawn Dove
  • Roundtable Discussion: Black Women for Black Male Achievement - Dr. Doreen Loury, Cheryl Rene Blue; To Be Determined
  • Roundtable Discussion: Young Champions of Black Male Achievement - Darrin McCall, Richard Taylor and Sheldon Smith
Dr. Doreen Loury - Assistant Professor of African American History, Arcadia University; Cheryl Rene Blue - Community Activist - Milwaukee; Third participant to be determined.

Darrin McCall, Director of Programs - Youth Empowerment Project; Richard Taylor, Motivational Speaker; Sheldon Smith, Executive Director - The Dovetail Project.

Click Here to Listen Live Anywhere in the World.
50,000 young Black men and boys will be mentored
with a curriculum of
Black Male Achievement
National Mentoring Month
January 2015
Will your elementary school, high school, college, church, fraternity, community organization, youth organization, sports team, street organization (gang), youth detainment facility or any other organization that has control of the minds of young Black men and boys join this mentoring effort any day during the month of January 2015, but most notably on Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday, Monday, January 19, 2015?
This 3-hour mentoring session on Black Male Achievement includes:
  • What is The Black Male Achievement Movement?
  • Module on Black History and Culture
  • Module on Family Development and Fatherhood
  • Module on Education and Learning
  • Module on Economics, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • A Review of 100 Historical, Highly-Principled Black Male Achievers
  • A Certificate of Completion for Youth Participating in the Black Male Achievement Mentoring Session
For More Information, Please call 773.285.9600
Attend a
Community Organizing Training
facilitated by
Midwest Academy
The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Agenda includes:
Understanding Relations of Power in Organizing
Turning Problems into Issues
Effective Strategy Development
Please call 773.285.9600 for more information or to RSVP for this free training.

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