The latest installment in NewsOne's special series on Black child suicide considers the impact on our boys and how to help them.


Police in Aurora, Colorado, killed Jor'dell Richardson, 14, in a shooting a coroner called a homicide. Bodycam footage shows Richardson telling cops, "You got me," seconds before he was shot.

The discussion centered around the question of whether black boys require gentle or tough parenting.

Unless we hyper-focus on the problem, it will never get solved.

Some administrators in District of Columbia Schools are spending their grant money on arts programs. It's helping boys of color discover new career paths and develop life skills.


As national and local community leaders, we are considering how we both protect and build on the progress we have made to expand opportunity for our communities over the past eight years, and enlist all corners of our community to tackle the persistent challenges we still face.

Manifest Your Destiny launches a year-long focus on at-risk Black boys. The mentoring program is marking the 10th anniversary of founder Hill Harper's bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother.


The “what’s wrong with Black males” chorus has been one long sung by the national media. Lengthy, well-reported articles in the Washington Post, The New York Times and others have devoted page after page chronicling the dysfunction, poverty and haplessness in which many African American men find themselves. We get it: lots of brothers are in […]