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October 29, 2014
How They Made It to the Top (Chronicle of Higher Education)
David A. Thomas wrote the book on how to get an executive-level job if you’re an African-American man.

Helping Black Men Succeed in College (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Cameron Slater spent nearly a decade on the streets in Little Rock, Ark.—he says he saw four friends die within three months—before he enrolled at Pulaski Technical College after a nudge from his pastor.

Black Males Aren’t Failing Our Schools. Our Schools Are Failing Them. (Chronicle of Higher Education)
We need to "shift the focus from ‘Why are young black males failing?’ to ‘Why are schools failing young black males?’"

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