Black Boys

An African American culture class has been transforming the lives of Black boys at city schools in Roanoke, Virginia for the past 14 years.
/ October 19, 2022
The family of a 15-year-old boy is heartbroken after he went missing while trying to save his girlfriend who fell into a river. 
/ April 28, 2022
Davyon Johnson was honored by Oklahoma police after the sixth grader saved two lives in one day. His mom says she’s proud of her son.
/ December 24, 2021
An Ohio mother and son launched a plush doll line for young Black boys to empower them and pay homage to those killed by police brutality.
/ December 4, 2021
The children’s fiction book “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes was used in one fifth grade class at a school in Coral Springs, Florida.
/ May 9, 2021
A Chicago mother believes an outdated hair policy, which means her four-year-old son can’t wear braids to school, should be changed.
/ March 21, 2021
Young Black men and boys expect increased scrutiny, surveillance and even direct targeting when in areas that have more white people.
/ August 15, 2018
Parents outraged after son dragged off of school bus in Memphis
As a former school teacher, I know just how rowdy kids can get. Hell, I’m a mom of five kids […]
/ April 23, 2018
On April 11, Black high school senior Lawrence Charles was was escorted off campus and the next day given an in-school suspension for refusing to remove his durag.
/ April 20, 2018
17-year-old shooting survivor travels from Columbus to March for Our Lives with special message
/ March 26, 2018
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Activist and author Kevin Shird shares his take on the recent study that shows Black boys fare worse economically than their white male counterparts in adulthood even when controlling for household income and education. In short, the system is rigged.
/ March 21, 2018
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A new study that traced the lives of millions of American children found that Black boys from wealthy families still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds.
/ March 19, 2018
Today on #theDownload: There was a fourth explosion Sunday night, in Southwest, Texas, injuring two young men in their twenties. […]
/ March 19, 2018
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
Three white teens are accused of using pepper spray on three black kids on bicycles and hurling racial slurs, including […]
/ July 23, 2016
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts (AP) — When Jennifer Pierre visits the toy store, she sees shelves of dolls that are mostly girls […]
/ May 4, 2016
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
Once again, a grand jury has decided not to indict a police officer for killing a black child. And for […]
/ December 28, 2015
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
REPORT – While several superhero narratives feature parents (dead or alive) who serve as a guiding force for their protagonists, Raising Dion brings a fresh new perspective to the genre.
/ August 30, 2015