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Free Teleconference with Chris Chatmon, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 4pm EST

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 4pm EST, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce its 4th speaker in our educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color. 

We are honored to have CHRIS CHATMON—Deputy Chief of Equity for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) andFounding Executive Director of OUSD’s Office of...

Free Teleconference with David Johns

On December 7, 2017, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce its 3rd speaker in our educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color.

We are honored to have David J. Johns, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)—a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay,...

Teleconference with David C. Banks, President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, NYC

On November 15, 2017, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce its 2nd speaker in our educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color. 

We are honored to have David C. Banks, President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, NYC. 

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Judy Touzin, Founder and Executive director of The ExceptionAL Project is friend, colleague, and a member of the movement to advance the Consipracy of Care for the affirmative development of boys of color. 

The ExceptionAL Project is an earnest effort to consistently promote positive images and narratives of Black men in America.  Check out this Here and Now video and a few links to learn (and share!) what The ExceptionAL Project is about.

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Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Join us for the start of our 2017-18 Teleconference Series: Boys and Young Men of Color: Liberated, Empowered and Educated

On October 4, 2017, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce the launch of its 2nd annual educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color. 

We are honored to have ...

This fall, Professor J. Luke Wood from San Diego State University (SDSU) will be teaching a free  online "public course" titled  BLACK MINDS MATTER: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education. Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black males in education, drawing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success.

This "public course" is presented in the...

Ode to my Father, Solomon Walker

by Ron Walker
Executive Director, COSEBOC

June 15, 2017

As another Father’s Day draws near, I wonder why we forget to sing praises to our fathers more often. I am guilty of this. From day to day, I am more apt to raise a tribute to my mother—who definitely deserves every praise given. However, too frequently and unintentionally I minimize the tremendous person that my dad, Solomon Walker, was and the enormous impact that he made on my growth and development as a boy, young man, and man.

The words that I will now share are in honor of my father....

W.E.B. Du Bois

Saturday, June 10, 2017 

W.E.B. Du Bois—scholar, educator, activist—recognized the significance of educators, even beyond the education they provide: “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” Join us in celebrating outstanding Black male educators in Philadelphia-area public schools who demonstrate Du Bois’s truism. Those whose revolutionary teachings move all of us forward.

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Where are all the Fictive Kin?

by Ron Walker

I can recall growing up and hearing the voice of Miss Mary correcting misbehaving children who lived on our block. I vividly remember my own encounter with Miss Mary. One day a group of my friends and I were having fun throwing a baseball around. My throw went awry and landed hard on Miss Mary’s porch. We are scattered without any interest in retrieving the ball.

Later on that day, there was a knock on our door. It was Miss Mary with a ball in her hand. She spoke with a distinct clarity to my mother who answered the door. Her message was definitely...

Black & Latino Men Who Lead The Way

In a locale with as much Latino influence as Austin, Texas, fulfilling the unique needs of boys and young men of color is paramount to the success of the entire community. Beyond Austin, Latino men all over the country are leading the way to provide resources to ensure that all boys grow into strong young men with opportunities to learn and thrive.

COSEBOC is no stranger to providing access to the most effective strategies and tools for affirming the entire diaspora of boys and men of color. Here is a glimpse of some of our Who's-Who of Black & Latino men who will help bring...

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