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Racial discrimination varies by education level, gender

“A majority of black adults say they have been discriminated against because of their race, but this varies by education.”

A Fact Tank article by Monica Anderson highlights discrimination patterns found in a new Pew Research Center survey as it relates to race, gender, and education level.

“Roughly eight-in-ten blacks with at least some college experience (81%) say they’ve experienced racial discrimination, at least from time to time, including 17% who say this happens regularly. Among blacks with a high school education or less, these shares are lower – 69% and 9%, respectively.”

Wanted: A Cure for Color-Blindness

“Policy makers and philanthropists often take a color-blind approach to education, calling for policies they believe will support “all” children. But suggesting all children have the same shot at opportunity is not borne out by the facts. Black students are 13 percent less likely to graduate high school than their white peers, and black youth represent nearly one-third of all homeless youth — more than double the proportion of black youth in the overall population. This isn’t a coincidence.”

Read the full Philanthropy News Digest blog post from the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation and the former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jeff Raikes.

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Black and Hispanic Male Educational Attainment

“Black and Hispanic males who earn a bachelor’s degree or higher hold an employment-population ratio of 77.3 percent and 83.7 percent, respectively. Of those who only have a high school diploma and no college, Black males had an employment-population ratio of 59.7 percent, while Hispanic males had a ratio of 78.2 percent.”

An article by Tiffany Pennamon in Diverse Issues in Higher Education highlights research on Black and Hispanic male educational attainment. New data from the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University indicates African-American and Hispanic males’ employment attainment can be improved if educators and policymakers implement “practices and policies that drive the underrepresented group’s educational persistence and completion”. The center released an infographic revealing some key research findings.

BMOC Executive Directors

Foundation Center South, a Service of Candid, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation Atlanta Civic Site, is pleased to officially launch the application process for the 2019 Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) Executive Director Collaboration Circle (EDCC).

Applicants should have a deep commitment to the complex needs of boys and men of color, a desire to implement effective programming, and an understanding of the crucial need for creative collaboration. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a proven history of success serving boys and men of color in the six county region of the Metro Atlanta area, which includes Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Rockdale counties.

The eight-month program will start on Friday, May 31. Applications must be received by Friday, May 3 at 12:00 pm. Finalists will be announced on Friday, May 10 via email. Mandatory program orientation is on Friday, May 17 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Apply online at

Tech Done Right! National Challenge

The Kapor Center has announced the Tech Done Right $1M National Challenge as a means to address The Leaky Tech Pipeline.

Do you have an innovative solution to build a diverse and thriving inclusive tech ecosystem in your local community?

“The Kapor Center is building a movement with local leaders to enhance diversity and inclusion in the technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem through increasing access to tech and STEM education programs, conducting research on access and opportunity in computing, investing in community organizations and gap-closing social ventures, and increasing access to capital among diverse entrepreneurs.”

Important dates:
March 19, 2019 Application opens
May 7, 2019 Deadline

Brotherly Love

The City of Philadelphia released a report exclusively focused on the health of Black men and boys. The first-of-its-kind study, Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphic, found that:

  • Black males have a shorter life expectancy than other demographic groups, more than 5 years less than other men
  • Health insurance coverage is at an all-time high; 9 in 10 Black adults have health insurance, and more than 96 percent of Black children have health insurance coverage
  • School-aged Black boys have the lowest rates of childhood obesity compared to other racial/ethnic groups
  • Unemployment and poverty rates are declining, while high school, college, and graduate school graduation rates are increasing among Black men
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internX is a new initiative to match 10,000 skilled young adults, particularly African-American college students, with quality internships by the year 2020.

To address the United States’ talent crisis in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Fund II Foundation (F2F) has created internX to help companies tap talent from historically underrepresented communities as opportunities in STEM fields grow. The internX platform will match collegiate talent with intern opportunities and provide a range of tools and services to ensure they are prepared for the internships they seek. The platform also will assess and support companies as they recruit, develop, and retain talent from underserved communities, particularly the African-American student population.

Students and companies are invited to register today. Become the X factor–the America’s technology future!

Building Beloved Community Leadership

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is excited to announce that applications for the 2019 AMEX leadership academy at CBMA are now open!

This June, CBMA will bring 24 emerging leaders in the Black Male Achievement field to Greensboro, North Carolina to begin a 12-month leadership development experience. The American Express Leadership Academy at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement fellowship will kick-off with a four-day gathering in Greensboro, NC from June 9 to 13, which will leverage the unique strengths and competencies of two Greensboro-based leadership development and social justice organizations: the Center for Creative Leadership and the Beloved Community Center.

This four-day gathering in Greensboro, NC will serve as a catalyst for the twelve-month leadership development journey. From this point of departure, the fellowship cohort will participate in a year-long learning community that will help strengthen and deepen individual leadership and subsequent impact within the broader field of Black Male Achievement.

You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity.

MBK Rising

MBK Rising was a two-day convening that brought together in Oakland the growing network of MBK Communities, elected officials, cross-sector leaders, and young men of color and the organizations working hard to help them achieve their dreams. Watch videos from this Oakland event with President Obama, Stephen Curry, and more.

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Life Is a Boomerang

The City University New York (CUNY) Black Male Initiative (BMI) released this video about the power of giving from Advisory Board Member Shawn Dove. “Life is a boomerang,” he shares, “what you put out comes back to you.”

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