Education, Black Males, and the Need for Good Teachers

By: Chelsea Davis-Bibb, M.Ed. Houston-Education plays an important role when it comes to shaping our future, and it is very important that our youth is educated because our future lies in their hands. On July 10th, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Teacher Quality Retention Program (TQRP) launched in Houston. The 2-week conference convenes over 200…

Michael J. Sorrell, Ed.D

            DALLAS – Within the distance between Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas lies about a 969-mile stretch. However, one young prominent African-American male has become a fortified bridge between the nearly 1,000 mile-journey in midst of the two cities. With maternal roots that extend to Waterproof, Louisiana, located in Tensas Paris; Michael Joseph Sorrell has…

Coors Light Celebrates the 2015 HBCU Classics with $100,000 in Scholarships

CHICAGO – Recently, Coors Light recently wrapped up its 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Classics season, following the SWAC Championship in Houston. The brand has invested in HBCUs for more than 25 years, supporting higher education, civic leadership and economic empowerment. Over the last seven years, Coors Light has donated more than $1…

Dissension in Our Ranks: The Case of Gay Black Males

The great comedian Chris Rock once stated that there was a Civil War occurring in Black America between “Black folk and Niggas” and the comedian humorously related that the latter group had to go. Within any society there are contentious battles between groups that usually boil down to matters of power; meaning who will have…

Before I lay it down: “It Only Takes the Actions of a Few Idiots to Destroy Your Entire Program…”

By now we’ve all seen the video of some white fraternity members from Oklahoma singing “You can hang them from a tree, but they’ll never sign with me, there’ll never be a nigger at SAE”. Because of this, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity has now been permanently banned, kicked out, evicted, and thrown off the campus…