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Missing: Black Males In The Classroom, Desiree Nicole Ancar Jun 2013

Missing: Black Males In The Classroom, Desiree Nicole Ancar

Black Issues Conference

In 2012 the U.S. Department of Education reported statistics showing while 17% of public school students were African-American, only 7% of public school teachers were black and less than 2% of those teachers were black males. Shown in another way, less than 1 in 50 educators in the public school sector are African American males.

The lack of black male teachers is complex and multifaceted; however, the consequence remains the same. More black male teachers in the classroom equates to more black male leaders for young black male students to model themselves after. Young males deserve the opportunity to ...


The Final Destination, Graduation: Increasing Retention Rates Of African American Males Through Student-Faculty Interaction During Study Abroad, Leota Evett Wilson Jun 2013

The Final Destination, Graduation: Increasing Retention Rates Of African American Males Through Student-Faculty Interaction During Study Abroad, Leota Evett Wilson

Black Issues Conference

Summary: As many predominately White institutions continue to emphasize the importance of diversity and multiculturalism, the recruitment of African American students has increased. However, many institutions struggle with retaining this particular student population to graduation, suggesting that they may require a different type of support to achieve degree completion.

Extensive research shows that African American students who participate in leadership or educational enrichment experiences and establish faculty relationships are likely to demonstrate a greater satisfaction with their college experience.

Study abroad offers a unique experiential learning environment that allows students to reinforce classroom knowledge, validate their career field, experience broader ...


Impact Of Popular Media On Black Identity And Progress, Anton Reece Jun 2013

Impact Of Popular Media On Black Identity And Progress, Anton Reece

Black Issues Conference

February is celebrated nationally as Black History Month. Unfortunately I submit to you that celebration has diminished significantly over the years. The African American community faces an ongoing challenge of preserving identity and culture while at the same time seeking full integration into mass media. The continued influence and explosion of Hip hop in main stream media has added to the debate. What has happened to our traditions? Who controls our image? Who are we? what is needed versus what sells? Or perhaps the question of the hour is who are we now? Are we progressing or regressing? This lively ...


Getting In Our Own Way: The Degradation Of Student Organizations, Johnny Brownlee Jun 2013

Getting In Our Own Way: The Degradation Of Student Organizations, Johnny Brownlee

Black Issues Conference

Getting in our own Way: The Degradation of Student Organizations:

Across the nation our student organizations are struggling and student governments are struggling. Many seem to be on their last leg, past their prime, etc. Organizations don’t have the activism and sacrifice of students form the 60’s and 70’s, drive of the 80’s, survival skills of the 90’s or money and participation of orgs form the early 2000’s. We seek to see if it’s a generational problem or are other factor the problem


"Save The Males!", Anton Reece Jun 2013

"Save The Males!", Anton Reece

Black Issues Conference

The majority of male students enter the University of Tennessee with similar ACT scores and high school grade point averages. However, they are being retained at significantly lower rates when compared to their female counterparts. The discrepancy is even more pronounced among African-American males. As a result a male student committee was established in spring 2012 identify barriers and make recommendations to the Undergraduate Student Task Force for Student Success. This informative and interactive session looks at the retention and academic performance data we reviewed and we want to solicit feedback from the audience to discuss suggestions to retain our ...


Bridging The Gap, Anton Reece Nov 2012

Bridging The Gap, Anton Reece

Black Issues Conference

The African American community is faced with a divide generationally and across multicultural lines. Even in the midst of a so called "post-racial" society there are mixed views between the young and the old on how best to move our communities forward. In the midst of the great debate we find that Hispanics and Asians are surpassing African Americans educationally, economically and politically. I would like to present a slide show presentation entitled "bridging the gap" and challenge us of ways in which we must stratetically re-think and re-connect with each other educationally and politically and realized it is all ...


Bridging The Gap-Connecting The Community, Anton Reece Nov 2012

Bridging The Gap-Connecting The Community, Anton Reece

Black Issues Conference

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2fs And A C: What's Your Grade At Life University?, Bonnie J. Weston Nov 2011

2fs And A C: What's Your Grade At Life University?, Bonnie J. Weston

Black Issues Conference

Failing, Finding, and capturing your vision... using a simple business plan. This presentation will teach the audience to think of plannig life after college as creating their own business. Audience members will create a "business" plan to map out a successul journey to their goals and raise the "grades" in their lives. Developing, growing and leading a business to success begins with a strong strong foundation- the same is required for for life.


"You Know Black People Don`T…", Colber Prosper, Earl Coleman Nov 2011

"You Know Black People Don`T…", Colber Prosper, Earl Coleman

Black Issues Conference

This interactive session will examine some of the historical foundations of African American identity; while challenging the perceptions and expectations of ¨acceptable behavior.¨