Steve Harvey and Rev. Al Sharpton will have their work cut out for them tomorrow. These two are joining forces to kick-off Bethune-Cookman University's National Summit of the Black Males in Higher Education Think Tank. Celebrities, community leaders and educators will come together tackle issues of poverty, drop-out rates, crime rates, incarceration statistics and more...

Derrick Bryson Taylor
Mar, 21, 2011



Steve Harvey and Rev. Al Sharpton will have their work cut out for them tomorrow. These two are joining forces to kick-off Bethune-Cookman University's National Summit of the Black Males in Higher Education Think Tank.

Celebrities, community leaders and educators will come together tackle issues of poverty, drop-out rates, crime rates, incarceration statistics and more.

Tomorrow's summit will be unique in that it won't only talk about issues plaguing the Black community but develop long term solutions — like the Black Male Institute. The Institute will pair established successful men who come out to the summit with students.

This is definitely a step in the right direction when it comes to solving many of the issues wreaking havoc on Black males. We continue to support any and every program that takes a second look at solving issues in our community.

"The mentoring program is particularly important. Many of these boys are growing up without a father in the home. I can't even imagine what my life would have been like without my father. A young boy without a father is like an explorer without a map. Thus summit will directly attack that problem," said Steve Harvey.