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February 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Directly to my blog right from my iPhone! The world we love in is simply amazing…and extremely fast!

Categories: THINKING OUT LOUD

SPEAKING IN NYC

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

IS IT JUST ME?

February 16, 2010 9 comments

or did I miss the tagline to this news story? All the persons killed by Amy Bishop at University of Alabama were people of color? Grant it I have been snowed in, and shoveling for about a week, but I have not heard reference to this on a single news story. Somebody call Big Al.

Black leaders meet with Obama on economy

February 11, 2010 7 comments

Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network an...

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and three prominent African-American leaders grappled Wednesday with how to improve economic opportunities for blacks, whose joblessness looms well above the national average and is nearly twice that of whites.

On a day of treacherous weather in Washington, Obama kept his scheduled meeting with Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League; and the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network. Dorothy Height, chairwoman of the National Council of Negro Women, could not make it to the White House because of the pounding snow and winds that kept most of the nation’s capital shut down.

The meeting did not yield immediate announcements or initiatives.

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT

January 31, 2010 Leave a comment

My next film…

Men II Boys

November 11, 2009 6 comments

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How does three generations of fatherlessness manifest itself in the hearts of young African-American Men? Watch the trailer and bear witness to the trauma.

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The Best-Selling Independent African American Documentary of 2009

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Your Donation is appreciated. Thank You!

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82.3* is the percentage of African American children born since 1990 guaranteed not to live in the same home as their biological fathers. Between birth and age 16, a generation of African American youth, specifically boys, has not had access to positive male role models. Additionally, the concept of a residential father is often too far removed from these children’s reality. Many of us know the statistics; too many of us have attempted to affect the dilemmas facing young boys individually. A continuous struggle that at times seems insurmountable.

From the mainstream media to the corner barbershop, most conversations can properly identify the behavioral, social, economic, physical, psychological and spiritual challenges that define the modern era boy of color. We all know the data and research around the issues; the time has come to ask, “What are we willing to do?” When will we start to leverage our collective efforts to address the underlying pathology around this crisis? What will we do to curtail the desperate plight of our young boys? When will our dialogue transcend into real life solutions?

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Project COURAGE

Community, Organizing, Uniting, Rallying, and Galvanizing Events

Project COURAGE utilizes a film and lecture series to mobilize men, women, youth, families neighborhoods and communities around one singular issue; connecting positive male role models with young boys of color. iYAGO Entertainment Group’s 44-minute documentary film, Men II Boys, is an organizing tool to encourage community-based, faith-based and civil-servant-based interaction and results. The Men II Boys Film & Lecture Tour is designed to promote advocacy efforts and provide solutions related to the challenges faced by young boys of color. Project COURAGE features a community conversation as a grassroots-organizing tool that focuses local and national stakeholders’ efforts and holds accountable their investment in their communities. Project COURAGE begins the process of restoring the time-honored tradition of Man to Young Man life-building and life-saving skills.

We NEED Your Support.

Your Donation to Men To Boys, Inc., regardless of the amount, will support our efforts to continue to make a positive impact on communities around this country. Whether $1 or $1000 your Tax-Deductible contribution will make the difference in a young boy’s life.

To learn more and more information on hosting an event in your community visit:

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Men to Boys, Inc. (MTB) is a national non-profit organization with the mission of reconnecting fathers to sons and mentors to mentees. To accomplish its mission, MTB uses art and media as a social advocacy tool to change public perception of African American males and engages communities as advocates and men as positive roles models. MTB’s primary initiative is its national community engagement campaign, Project COURAGE.

*A Demographic Analysis of the Family Structure:Experiences of Children in the United States. David M. Blau. August 2007. IZA (The Institute for the Study of Labor: Bonn)

One Night Only, Returning by Popular Demand

October 15, 2009 2 comments

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iYAGO Entertainment Group Presents the MEN II BOYS Film & Lecture Tour.

Free Community Wide screening comes to Prince Georges County, Maryland. All Stakeholders who are invested in working with boys and young men are encouraged to attend!

The Community Organizing Event of 2009 is coming to a city near you soon! Please visit www.MenToBoys.com for more details about these and other screenings nationwide.These are FREE EVENTS, for large groups or seat reservations please contact MenToBoys@gmail.com.

Free Community Event

October 4, 2009 Leave a comment

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iYAGO Entertainment Group Presents the MEN II BOYS Film & Lecture Tour.

The Community Organizing Event of 2009 is coming to a city near you soon! Please visit www.MenToBoys.com for more details about these and other screenings nationwide.These are FREE EVENTS, for large groups or seat reservations please contact MenToBoys@gmail.com.

Free Community Event

September 13, 2009 1 comment

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Please visit www.MenToBoys.com for more details about this and other screenings nationwide.

iYAGO Entertainment Group Presents the MEN II BOYS Film & Lecture Tour.

The Community Organizing Event of 2009 comes to Washington DC, Monday, September 21st at the historic Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

This a FREE EVENT, for large groups or seat reservations please contact MenToBoys@gmail.com.

Tonight at 11:00pm (if I can stay awake)

August 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Dispelling Black Myths!

It is no secret that African Americans have an image problem. It is also no secret that the media misrepresents African Americans. What is ostensibly a secret is that many of the worst (and false) things being said about Black people are actually being perpetuated by Black people. Are there more Black men in prison than college? Are most Black men in prison? Are Black women being infected with HIV by secret gay Black men? Let’s talk…

Joining Darryl In Studio is This Week’s Guest:

Film maker Janks Morton, who in his film, What Black Men Think, presents a searing examination of the role that myths, stereotypes and misperceptions have played in the decimation of modern era Black relationships, and how the symbiotic relationship between Government, the Media and Special Interests perpetuates misinformation to further marginalize the role of Black Men in society.
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