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Black Minds Matter 2018 @ ARC: Readings


20 Must-Read Works for Educators of Black Boys and Men

Bonner, F. A., Jennings, M. E., Marbley, A. F., & Brown, L. A. (2008). Capitalizing on leadership capacity: Gifted African American males in high school. Roeper Review, 30(2), 93-103.

Dancy, T. E. (2014). (Un) doing hegemony in education: Disrupting school-to-prison pipelines for Black males. Equity & Excellence in Education, 47(4), 476-493.

Davis, J. E. (1994). College in Black and White: Campus environment and academic achievement of African American malesThe Journal of Negro Education63(4), 620-633.

Ford, D. Y., & Moore, J. L. (2013). Understanding and reversing underachievement, low achievement, and achievement gaps among high-ability African American males in urban school contextsThe Urban Review, 45(4), 399-415.

Harper, S. R. (2009). Niggers no more: A critical race counternarrative on Black male student achievement at predominantly White colleges and universitiesInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education22(6), 697-712.

Harper, S. R. (2014). (Re)setting the agenda for college men of color: Lessons learned from a 15-year movement to improve Black male student success. In R. A. Williams (Ed.), Men of color in higher education: New foundations for developing models for success (pp. 116-143). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Harris III, F., Palmer, R. T., & Struve, L. E. (2011). “Cool posing” on campus: A qualitative study of masculinities and gender expression among Black men at a private research institutionThe Journal of Negro Education80(1), 47-62.

Howard, T. C. (2016). Why Black lives (and minds) matter: Race, freedom schools & the quest for educational equityThe Journal of Negro Education85(2), 101-113.

Howard, T.C., Douglass, T., & Warren, C. (2016). “What works?” Recommendations in transformation of Black male educational outcomesTeachers College Record118(6), 1-10.

Ladson Billings, G. (2011). Boyz to men? Teaching to restore Black boys’ childhoodRace Ethnicity and Education14(1), 7-15.

Moore, J. L. III, Madison-Colmore, O., & Smith, D. M. (2003). The prove-them-wrong syndrome: Voices from unheard African-American males in engineering disciplinesThe Journal of Men’s Studies, 12(1), 61-73.

Noguera, P. A. (2003). The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American malesUrban Education38(4), 431-459.

Palmer, R. T., Davis, R. J., & Hilton, A. A. (2009). Exploring challenges that threaten to impede the academic success of academically underprepared Black males at an HBCUJournal of College Student Development50(4), 429-445.

Sealey-Ruiz, Y. & Lewis, C. (2013). Letters to our teachers: Black and Latino males write about race in the urban English classroom. In J. Landsman (Ed.), Talking about race: Alleviating the fear (274-290)Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Smith, W. A., Allen, W. R, & Danley, L. L. (2007). “Assume the position…you fit the description”: Psychosocial experiences and racial battle fatigue among African American male college studentsAmerican Behavioral Scientist, 51, 551-578.

Strayhorn, T. L. & Tillman-Kelly, D. L. (2013). Queering masculinity: Manhood and Black gay men in collegeSpectrum: A Journal on Black Men, 1(2), 83-110.

Tatum, A. W. (2008). Toward a more anatomically complete model of literacy instruction: A focus on African American male adolescents and textsHarvard Educational Review, 78(1), 155-180.

Toldson, I. A., Sutton, R. M., & Brown, R. L. F. (2012). Preventing delinquency and promoting academic success among school-age African American malesJournal of African American Males in Education3(1), 12-27.

Wood, J. L. (2014). Apprehension to engagement in the classroom: Perceptions of Black males in the community collegeInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education27(6), 785-803.

Wood, J. L., & Essien-Wood, I. (2012). Capital identity projection: Understanding the psychosocial effects of capitalism on Black male community college studentsJournal of Economic Psychology33(5), 984-995.