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Watch: Black Males Can Do More Than Play Sports

While all the statistics say otherwise, the overwhelming majority of young Black males still believe that the best and, in many cases, the sole option for social advancement in United States society is not by acquiring an education and vocational skills, but by playing professional sports. In this seminar, we explore the root causes of this untrue and destructive belief, …

President Obama Announces Plan to Empower African-American Students

  While President Obama’s remarks about “AK-47s are for soldiers” made during his National Urban League speech earlier this week attracted most of the headlines, in my opinion the most substantial part of his speech was the announcement of an African-American Education Office to “help coordinate the efforts of communities and agencies to ensure that African-American youth are prepared for …

Ex-NBA star returns to inner city, brings hoop dreams

http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/16/ex-nba-star-returns-to-inner-city-brings-hoop-dreams/ Growing up Penny was one of my favorite players. Before his injuries he was a legtimate heir apparent to MJ with his incredible athleticism, unselfish play, and daily highlights. However, this story is by far the his best ever  highlight.  Hopefully, this can make SportsCenters Top 10 list, and inspire others who have the […]

| Ex-NBA star returns to inner city, brings hoop dreams

http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/16/ex-nba-star-returns-to-inner-city-brings-hoop-dreams/ Growing up Penny was one of my favorite players. Before his injuries he was a legtimate heir apparent to MJ with his incredible athleticism, unselfish play, and daily highlights. However, this story is by far the his best ever  highlight.  Hopefully, this can make SportsCenters Top 10 list, and inspire others who have the […]