Commentary: Motivating Young Black Men in College

You did it! You got your son, grandson, nephew, cousin or family friend off to college. For many, this is a dream come true and the end of an 18-year journey. Think again. Getting the Black man in your life to college is only the beginning. Getting him to graduate is an entirely new challenge. The journal Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports that 67 percent of Black male students who begin college never obtain their degrees... Here's what you had to say: Clarissa commented via Facebook: "Education is truly the key and we've got to uplift our men and not let them fall though the cracks." Tasha wrote via Facebook: "My son will be turning nine next month. I am a proud parent and will keep pushing him to be the best he can be."
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