Resources for Parents Raising a Black Male Child

A Black Parent's Handbook to Educating Your Children (Outside of the Classroom) by Baruti K. Kafele A Hand to Guide Me by Denzel Washington Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males by Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, and Geoffrey L. Greif Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, from Cocaine to Foie Gras by Jeff Henderson How to Get Out of Debt: Get an a Credit Rating for Free Using the System I've Used Successfully With Thousands of Clients by Harrine Freeman Kill Them Before They Grow: Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in American Classrooms by Michael Porter Letters to Young Brothers by Hill Harper Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League by Paula Penn-Nabrit Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education by Jawanza Kunjufu Raising Black Boys by Jawanza Kunjufu Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack and Mary Pipher Saving Our Sons by Marita Golden Single Mamahood: Advice and Wisdom for the African-American Single Mother by Kelly Williams Stickin' To, Watchin' Over, and Gettin' With: An African American Parent's Guide to Discipline by Howard Stevenson, Gwendolyn Davis & Saburah Abdul-Kabir Strength for Their Journey: 5 Essential Disciplines African-American Parents Must Teach Their Children and Teens by Robert L. Johnson & Paulette Stanford Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women by Iyanla Vanzant The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life by Kevin Powell The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers by Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt & George Jenkins The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Remeck Hunt The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner The Single Mom's Little Book of Wisdom by Cassandra Mack The Warrior Method: A Parents' Guide to Rearing Healthy Black Boys by Raymond Winbush

Yesterday, I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving by Iyanla Vanzant Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril by Kevin Merida Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting by Terrie Williams Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax Boys into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Pamela A. Toussaint, and A. J. Franklin 101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know by LaMarr Darnell Shields Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors by Bill Cosby Re-imagining Black Masculine Identity: An Investigation of the “Problem” Surrounding the Construction of Black Masculinity in America, by David J. Johns In the 2007 State of Black America Report published by the National Urban League. * * *

The following institutions support the academic and social achievement of black boys and young men. The Magic Johnson Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program provides graduating high school seniors with financial support as well as an opportunity to participate in an annual leadership conference in Los Angeles where scholars, supported by program alumni, mentors and corporate sponsors, participate in workshops designed to ensure academic success and preparedness post-graduation. Scholars also receive lap top computers in their first year. http://magicjohnson.com/foundation/tmsp-about.php Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Open Society Foundations/US Programs www.soros.org/cbma Year Up. http://www.yearup.org/locations/nationalcapitalregion.htm The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program has a male initiative, for low-income males of color in grades 8-12 who have at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA. The program educates them about how to prepare for college in general and how to prepare a competitive application for the GMS Program in particular. Ryan.davis@gmsp.org 100 Black Men of America www.100blackmen.org/ Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend: The weekend long term goal is to break the misguided traits of manhood and to begin to create a generation of men who are emotionally, politically and economically strong. Eligible participants must be a from a single female head of household who is enrolled as a student in grades 8-11 as of the date of submission as well as a legal resident of the 48 contiguous United States or Washington, DC http://thesteveharveyfoundation.com/shfoundation/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14:mentoringweekend&catid=8:mentoring-weekend&Itemid=152 Concerned Black Men Concerned Black Men (CBM) was founded in 1975 when several Philadelphia police officers sponsored social events for kids at risk to gang violence. CBM’s vision was to fill the void of positive black male role models in many communities by providing mentors and programs that affirmed the care and discipline that all youth need, while providing opportunities for academic and career enrichment. While the vision of CBM’s founding members has expanded to include children and

their parents nationwide, the philosophy of men offering themselves as positive role models to children has remained CBM’s mission for more than 30 years.www.cbmnational.org Teaching Kids Business Introducing, preparing and launching kids into business www.teachingkidsbusiness.com How To Study A free study skills resource site. www.how-to-study.com BMHO Health information that focuses on Black male patients and their health www.bmho.org The Institute for Responsible Citizenship prepares high-achieving African American men for successful careers in business, law, government, public service, education, journalism, the sciences, medicine, ministry, and the arts. We require our students to complete rigorous academic seminars in Government and Economics, work at high-level internships, and participate in lectures, seminars, and roundtable discussions with some of the nation's most prominent public and private sector leaders. An integral part of our program includes intensive mentoring by the Institute’s founder, professors, alumni and friends. Our goal is not only to help talented African American men achieve career success, but it is also to train these young leaders to be men of great character who will make significant contributions to their communities, their country, and the world. www.i4rc.org In 2007, Children's Aid launched The African American Male Initiative, with the support of The Charles Hayden Foundation, to help young males receive all the support needed to achieve success. It started with the Steps to Success Initiative, in which groups of young Black males beginning in second grade receive life coaching, a cultural academy, academic support, and exposure to Everyday Heroes (role models). So far, in its third year, the boys' scholastic progress has been remarkable. http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/african-american-male-initiative

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