The only way Black boys will learn to be Black men is that they must be taught by Black men. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

COMMENTARY: Black Boys Need Rites of Passage Programs in 2019 Across the Country

NNPA NEWSWIRE — There are Black role models in the communities and the Black media has a responsibility to tell positive and powerful stories of Black men and women who are making a positive difference every day. The emphasis for Black men is to bring attention on the necessity for mentors, to help Black boys narrow the achievement gap in the country. […read more]


My Brother’s Keeper Enters a New Phase

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While political pundits rush ahead to the 2016 presidential election, President Barack Obama is rallying private-sector, philanthropic and community leaders to launch an independent non-profit to ensure that the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative lives Read More


Keeping My Brother’s Keeper

By Rep. Frederica S. Wilson NNPA Guest Columnist In 2012, 17-year-old Ivins Rosier broke into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s West Palm Beach home. Ivins shot Boody’s 5-year-old German Shepherd. Five days later, the dog was euthanized. That same year, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin walked Read More


Jawanza Kunjufu: From Boys to Girls

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as an educational consultant and author of 33 books has centered on the plight and Read More

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A Mixed Obama Legacy

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   President Barack Obama announced a “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to help young Black and Brown men succeed.   Many present in the East Wing of the White House described the announcement of this initiative as “an emotional moment” for Read More