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The Mental Health Crisis Affecting Black Men & Boys

In “The Invisible Ache”, Courtney B. Vance and psychologist Dr. Robin L. Smith delve deeply into the alarming mental health crisis Black men and boys are experiencing across America. Drawing attention to the CDC’s unsettling findings of the rapid surge in suicide rates among this demographic, Dr. Smith highlights how historical racial trauma alongside the […]

[Webinar] “Imma put the lil homies on next”: Mentoring, mixtapes, and hip-hop-informed approaches to collecting data

Date: Nov 18, 2021 01:00 PM EST Although there’s a growing number of studies on the experiences of Black men in higher education, there isn’t as much research on this subject that incorporates culturally sensitive, arts-based methodologies. The study featured in this event applies hip hop to traditional qualitative methods to create a mixtape* that […]

How can we provide culturally responsive strategic mentoring for Black males? New qualitative study has answers.

Robinson, Q. L. (2021). Strategic Mentoring: A Culturally Responsive Approach for Supporting Black Males. Journal of Black Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934721998068 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although research highlights the importance of mentoring has on youth-related outcomes, the overall effectiveness of mentorships depends on the relationship structure.   This qualitative study explores how mentoring can promote positive social […]