January is National Mentoring Month!
Now, more than ever, our boys and young men need the example and leadership of strong and committed brothers. Our dear partner Phillip Jackson, founder of the Black Star Project, has made it his mission to organize the mentoring of 50,000 black boys and young men during National Mentoring Month, including a nation-wide celebration of MLK Mentoring Day (January 19). We thank Phillip Jackson and the Black Star Project for sharing this beautiful meme of Muhammad Ali and stand with the organization and community and faith-based leaders across the country who have committed to hosting mentoring and mentor recruitment sessions in their home state. To receive updates and resources on how you too can participate, sign-up for the Black Star Project newsletter here.
50 YEARS AFTER BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE IN SELMA WE MUST STILL FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT TO VOTE
Martin Luther King leading the march from Selma to Montgomery with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy in March of 1965.
Fifty years after the historic voting rights act gave Black people the unencumbered right to vote, African Americans across the nation are seeing that basic tenant of citizenship erode. With more than 30 states passing legislation that limits access to voting, we are finding ourselves unable to impact our communities and children in the way that we would want. Many states have ended same-day voter registration or limited early voting; others are requiring voters to present forms of ID that many lack and cannot easily obtain. Being locked out of the voting booth harms our children.
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Love and Action At harlan high school on chicago's south SIDE
It was a magical moment in Chicago.
Together with our local affiliate, the National CARES Mentoring Movement and a host of community groups staged a summit in the city to call able, stable African Americans to mentor our young and move us ever closer toward hope and healing. Read more...
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON AND ASHA BANDELE DISCUSS SUPPORTING OUR CHILDREN WHO ARE TOO OFTEN VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY.
Listen to an important town-hall discussion between Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and asha bandele, as they discuss how our children are viewed by the media and the police, and the ways in which we can support our young at such a critical time.
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A NEW WAY FORWARD: HEALING WHAT’S HURTING BLACK AMERICA
A New Way Forward
is a call to healing. A project of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, it seeks to create wellness in body, mind, spirit and community among African Americans so we will want to become the protective shield for our vulnerable young.
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Getting straight to the heart of the dilemma facing our impoverished young, The National CARES Mentoring Movement has launched The Risings
, consciousness-changing, group-mentoring initiatives equal to the crisis our under-resourced children are facing.
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CARES MENTOR-RECRUITMENT AFFILIATES THROUGHOUT THE NATION
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Because this is our state of emergency today:
- Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate.
- In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school.
- Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested.
- 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated.
- The number one cause of death for our boys is homicide.