23 episodes

The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being.

SEASON 2 OUT NOW • JANUARY 20, 2020
For the second season of Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative, we took the podcast on the road, from Little Rock to Chicago to Philly and back to NYC. Hosted by Rose Pierre-Louis, chief operating officer of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, this season explores masculinity, belonging, mental health, how women and girls enter the conversation, and how we can change the narrative about Black boys and men for the better.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being.

SEASON 2 OUT NOW • JANUARY 20, 2020
For the second season of Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative, we took the podcast on the road, from Little Rock to Chicago to Philly and back to NYC. Hosted by Rose Pierre-Louis, chief operating officer of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, this season explores masculinity, belonging, mental health, how women and girls enter the conversation, and how we can change the narrative about Black boys and men for the better.

    S2 Episode 8: Black Men Do Smile, featuring Carlton Mackey

    S2 Episode 8: Black Men Do Smile, featuring Carlton Mackey

    The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being.

    Mackey is an educator and artist who understands the power of images and social media on the narratives built around Black men and boys. He is the Director of the Ethics and the Arts Program at the Emory University Center for Ethics, and the Creator of Black Men Smile, a platform to celebrate the way Black men see themselves. He shares the origins of his artistic movement, exploring images of Black men, masculinity and how we can change the narrative.

    • 48 min
    S2 Episode 7: Action-Oriented Conversations, featuring Reverend Cory Anderson

    S2 Episode 7: Action-Oriented Conversations, featuring Reverend Cory Anderson

    The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being.

    Reverend Anderson has a strategic and collaborative role at Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, a private grant-making foundation focused on dismantling inequity and poverty in Arkansas. He discusses the role of philanthropy in improving outcomes for Black boys and men, and how our communities can be better connected to policy discussions.

    • 41 min
    S2 Episode 6: Dismantling a System That is ‘Eating Up Black Boys’, featuring Dr. Divine Pryor

    S2 Episode 6: Dismantling a System That is ‘Eating Up Black Boys’, featuring Dr. Divine Pryor

    The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being.

    A social scientist focused on addressing the effects of criminalization and mass incarceration, Dr. Pryor is the former executive director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions in Brooklyn, New York. He discusses his journey from incarceration to higher education; the mass incarceration and over-policing of Black men, women, boys and girls; and what it takes for diversion and reentry programs to work.

    • 48 min
    S2 Episode 5: On Trauma and Social Justice, featuring Tamika Edwards

    S2 Episode 5: On Trauma and Social Justice, featuring Tamika Edwards

    The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being.

    The leader of a social justice institute at historically-Black Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas discusses her work, how to make services for students more trauma-informed and how to create safe spaces for transgender and LGBQ students at HBCUs.

    • 22 min
    S2 Episode 4: On Masculinity, Accountability and Healing, featuring Malcolm London

    S2 Episode 4: On Masculinity, Accountability and Healing, featuring Malcolm London

    The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being.

    London is an internationally-recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator and musician. He runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago alongside his friend Chance the Rapper. In this episode he explores toxic masculinity and his own journey through a restorative justice process relating to sexual assault against a woman. He also delves into how we can create safe spaces for conversations and reimagine masculine identities in positive ways.

    • 32 min
    S2 Episode 3: Holding Up a Mirror for Black Children, featuring Sharif El-Mekki

    S2 Episode 3: Holding Up a Mirror for Black Children, featuring Sharif El-Mekki

    The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being.

    An educator who was the principal of Mastery Charter School–Shoemaker Campus in Philadelphia, El-Mekki discusses the importance of having more Black teachers in the classroom, and what it will take to get there. He explains “windows and mirrors” theory, by which White children see themselves reflected in the education experience and those who teach them; while Black children don’t, and are left looking through a window at the world.

    • 1 hr

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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