Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Empire's Cookie Says You Won't Racial Profile My Son; The Beatdownof Martese Johnson at University of Virginia; Hip Hop Principals TeachOthers How to Teach Black Students; African American Male Student-AthleteGraduation Rates for Schools in 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament

"Cookie" Sends Son to HBCU
Dr. Dre Gives $35 Million to USC
From Outkast to Outstanding
COSEBOC Conference for Boys of Color
Graduation Rates for African America Student Athletes
Free Tutoring and Technology Classes at Black Star
Empire's "Cookie" Sends Son to HBCU After Racial Profiling at University of Southern California
Taraji P. Henson aka Cookie
Excerpted from UPTOWN Article -
Taraji P. Henson exhibits the same intensity when talking about her real-life 20-year-old son's unnecessary run-ins with cops. "My child has been racially profiled. He was in Glendale, California and did exactly everything the cops told him to do, including letting them illegally search his car.

It was bogus because they didn't give him the ticket for what he was pulled over for. Then he's at University of Southern California, the school that I was going to transfer him to, when police stopped him for having his hands in his pockets.

So guess where he's going? Howard University. I'm not paying $50K so I can't sleep at night wondering is this the night my son is getting racially profiled on campus."
The Beatdown of Martese Johnson
Martese Johnson, a University of Virginia student, being arrested by Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in Charlottesville, Va., for "alledgely having a fake I.D", public swearing or public intoxication and obstruction of justice on March 18, 2015. BRYAN BEAUBRUN/TWITTER

Click Here to See and Hear Video and Commentary by Phillip of The Advise Show on the Beatdown of Martese Johnson
Click Here to Read Full Article on Taraji P. Henson in UPTOWN Magazine
Dr. Dre Gives University of Southern California $35 Million

Why USC and not a black college, Dr. Dre?
Walter M. Kimbrough - Op-Ed
May 21, 2013
I was in Detroit preparing to give a speech last week when the news came across my Twitter feed: "Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine donate $70 million to USC to create new degree." As one of the first university presidents from the hip-hop generation, I had to stop and read the story immediately.
The two music moguls and co-founders of Beats Electronics - recognizing that they needed a new type of creative talent for their growing music technology business - are funding a four-year program that blends liberal arts, graphic and product design, business and technology.
Why didn't Dr. Dre give it to a black college?
USC is a great institution, no question. But it has a $3.5-billion endowment, the 21st largest in the nation and much more than every black college - combined. Less than 20% of USC's student body qualifies for federal Pell Grants, given to students from low-income families, compared with two-thirds of those enrolled at black colleges. USC has also seen a steady decrease in black student enrollment, which is now below 5%.
A new report on black male athletes and racial inequities shows that only 2.2% of USC undergrads are black men, compared with 56% of its football and basketball teams, one of the largest disparities in the nation. And given USC's $45,602 tuition next year, I'm confident Dre could have sponsored multiple full-ride scholarships to private black colleges for the cost of one at USC.
Maybe some suspect that a historically black college or university would not have the breadth or depth of expertise on its faculty to spearhead an innovative academy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This gift is gravy for USC; for a black college, it would transform not just individuals but whole institutions and communities.
Walter M. Kimbrough is the president of Dillard University, a liberal arts black college in New Orleans.
Click Here to Read Full Story
to Hear Hip-Hop Principals
Jeff Dase and El-Roy Estes from the
Coles Model for Excellence Language
Academy (Chicago, IL) Discuss
Creating Excellence for Black Children:
From Outkast
Monday, March 23, 2015
10:00 am EST, 9:00 am CST; 8:00 am MST; 7:00 am PST
On Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST, 9:00 AM CST, 8:00 AM MST, 7:00 AM PST. NCEBCTalkRadio is launching its "Convention Workshop Preview" series. To kick the series off, we are happy to welcome Coles Model for Excellence Language Academy (Chicago, IL) Principal, Mr. Jeff Dase and Vice Principal, Mr. El-Roy Estes to the show to discuss their 2015 NCEBC Convention Workshop: Hip-Hop Principals: From Outkast to Outstanding" and the work of the Coles Academy as a success model for "new school" leadership in social and educational equity.
Coles Model for Excellence Language Academy (Chicago, IL) Principal, Mr. Jeff Dase (pictured on the left) and Vice Principal, Mr. El-Roy Estes are both products of the school system in which they work. They will share the initiatives and strategies which have provided them with a proven track record of success. Participants will gain insights to make positive changes for educating African American children.
Click Here to Hear Full Broadcast
Click Here for more information about the National Council for Educating Black Children Convention.
I Am a Young Man: Honoring My Past,
Celebrating My Present, Anticipating My Future
COSEBOC Annual Gathering of Leaders
Our young men are crying out to be understood and recognized for their intelligence, talent and possibility. The 9th annual Gathering of Leaders will support you, as educators, to do so. We are building a movement of educators and their allies to take the lead in creating a positive narrative and supportive learning environment for all.

Join 700 educators on the campus of the University of Memphis and share your passion for ensuring that all boys and young men of color achieve academic success. Highlights will include:
  • Special session For School Principals Only
  • Special session For Members Only held at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel
  • Our traditional, extraordinary Call to Action by young men of color
  • COSEBOC Talks: Plenary sessions with nationally-recognized speakers and educator/student respondents
  • Workshops on research, policy, and practice in the seven core areas of the COSEBOC Standards - Assessment,
    Parent/Family/Community Partnership, Curriculum and Instruction, School Environment and Climate, School Leadership, School Counseling, and School Organization
  • Workshops led by COSEBOC School Award winners
  • The Barbershop Project
  • FY15 COSEBOC School Award Dinner
  • Networking Cafe
Click Here to Register Now
Click Here to See Agenda
Graduation Rates for
African American Basketball Players on Teams Chosen for the 2015
NCAA Basketball Tournament

14 schools in the 2015 NCAA tournament with African American male student-athlete graduation rates below 50%
Duke University is one of 16 teams with a 100% graduation rate for African American student athletes.
School - Graduation Rate
  1. Oklahoma State University - 13%
  2. Iowa State University - 20%
  3. New Mexico State University - 20%
  4. University of Northern Iowa - 33%
  5. University at Buffalo - 33
  6. The Ohio State University - 38%
  7. Louisiana State University - 38%
  8. University of North Florida - 40%
  9. Stephen F. Austin University - 40%
  10. Michigan State University - 40%
  11. University of Wyoming - 40%
  12. University of Cincinnati - 42%
  13. Robert Morris University - 44%
  14. Texas Southern University - 44%
16 schools in the 2015 NCAA tournament with African American male student-athlete graduation rates at 100%
School - Graduation Rate
  1. Belmont University - 100%
  2. Brigham Young University - 100%
  3. Coastal Carolina University - 100%
  4. Duke University - 100%
  5. Gonzaga University - 100%
  6. Harvard University - 100%
  7. Northeastern University - 100%
  8. University of Dayton - 100%
  9. University of Iowa - 100%
  10. University of Kansas - 100%
  11. University of Maryland, College Park - 100%
  12. University of Notre Dame - 100%
  13. University of Texas at Austin - 100%
  14. University of Utah - 100%
  15. Valparaiso University - 100%
  16. Villanova University - 100%
Click Here to read Keeping Score When It Counts: Academic Progress/Graduation Success Rate Study of 2015 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament Teams, and to see all graduations rates for men's and women's 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament Teams.
Fathers for the Future
Teach Dads to Plan
There is no reason for your child to be left behind in school or in life. You must take control of your child's education. Those who control the education of the children control the future of that race.
The Black Star Project
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4) 10 young women and young men in 5th to 8th grade for our Saturday University focusing on reading, writing and math.
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