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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.

Dr. Pedro Noguera - What Should Schools be Doing?

Initiatives and Resources

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."   – John F. Kennedy

Reports, News articles 

Advancing the Success of Boys and Men of Color in Education: Recommendations for Policymakers

Seven research centers from top universities around the nation co-released a policy report, Advancing the Success of Boys and Men of Color in Education: Recommendations for Policymakers (2014).  The report, drawing from the national momentum of My Brother’s Keeper, the Obama administration’s initiative to improve outcomes for boys and men of color, encourages policymakers to remedy systemic challenges facing these males from preschool to doctoral education.

Access the full report: Advancing the Success of Boys and Men of Color in Education: Recommendations for Policymakers

The centers partnering on the joint policy brief included: The Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education (University of Pennsylvania), Minority Male Community College Collaborative (San Diego State University), Morehouse Research Institute (Morehouse College), Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color (University of Texas at Austin), Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male (The Ohio State University), UCLA Black Male Institute (University of California, Los Angeles), and Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory(University of Wisconsin—Madison).

Breaking Barriers, Challenge the Status Quo, Reducing Stereotypes

Call Me Mister - Teacher Education Program

Books in the STLCC Library related to African American Male Student Success

YouTube - Breaking Barriers, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson is a tenured professor at Howard University, as well as a researcher, lecturer, author, writer and editor on the achievements made in the Black community. Since 2008 he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education. In Sept. 2013, President Barack Obama named Professor Toldson, Ph.D., deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Known as a certified “myth buster,” Toldson has written and published hundreds of articles and has spoken about the state of education for Blacks in national media outlets.  One of his main projects is the “Breaking Barriers,” a series that focuses on high school Black males achieving academic success. The reports analyze academic success through personal, social, environmental and school-related factors, highlight how the juvenile justice system intersects with the public school system, “(challenge) the status quo” in the school system and focus on college and career readiness. The video below is a summary of Breaking Barriers 3: Walk a Mile in My Shoes.  Links to the full text of these reports in .pdf format appear in the last box on the right of this page.

Committed to the Success of the African American Male Student

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