Students may assume that Harvard carries better name recognition than predominantly Black Howard. However, a better name does not necessarily offer a better educational experience, nor does it guarantee more post-college success. A Newswise Education News press release reported the findings of Bradford Mills and Elton Mykerezi, researchers with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Mills and Mykerezi's study found that Black men who had attended historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) experienced annual wage increases of 1.4 percent to 1.6 percent more than Black men who attended non-HBCU schools.
Tampa Bay area board members worry that white teachers are being intimidated by black students, particularly black males
As the district has moved back toward a system of neighborhood schools, board members are being approached by teachers in south Pinellas schools who say they feel intimidated by black students, particularly black males.
The Louisiana Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, which met Thursday at the State Capitol, plans to release a preliminary report June 1 on how black males in Louisiana are currently faring. Chairman Calvin Mackie, a former Tulane University professor, said that data will show where the biggest needs are and direct the council’s full report, due by February 2010.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and the Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys today announced that the Council has released its annual report for 2008. The report covers the topics addressed by the Council’s five subcommittees on improving economic outcomes, improving educational outcomes, improving health status, legislative review, criminal justice, and improving foster care and family issues.
President Barack Obama represents a host of positive images for young black males: his success through education; his commitment to his wife and family; his message about the importance of hard work, self-discipline and making one's own luck.