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Resources to Support African American Male Scholars

The goal of this guide is to enhance understanding of the assets and challenges that African American male students bring to college with them and to provide resources to enhance success. It is meant to be used by students, faculty and staff.

Success Advice

DVDs in Library Catalog

How Bad Do You Want It? Eric Thomas, Hip Hop Preacher (5:51)

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful."  Eric Thomas

Breaking Barriers, Walk a Mile in My Shoes

This panel discussion is facilitated by  Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D.  Dr. Toldson is author of the Breaking Barriers series. The reports are produced by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Center for Policy Analysis and Research, with funding from the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement. More information and copies of the Breaking Barriers reports can be found under the tab above titled Research, Reports & Initiatives.

TED Talk - Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Psychologist, teacher and researcher, Angela Lee Duckworth studies intangible concepts such as self-control and grit to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success.

State of Black America® Web Series

  • State of Black America at 40
  • Confronting Race and Privilege Panel
  • Black Votes Matter Panel
  • Unlocking Criminal Justice Panel

Web Series for 2013, 2014, and 2015 are also available from the link above.

TED Talks and Playlists

Ready for a change? These well-researched and passionate talks offer ideas, advice and inspiration for all aspects of your life.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000