Black Minds Matter


In this section, we provide a listing of resources that can be helpful for those who are engaged as advocates and researchers on Black boys and men in education.


National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC)

NCCMC supports postsecondary institutions in building the capacity necessary to advance outcomes for college men of color. This mission is carried out through development activities and convenings that builds a community of learners who can engage in collective sensemaking, organizational learning, and change. NCCMC member institutions are comprised of public and private community colleges and four year universities. The consortium efforts prioritize men who have been historically underserved in postsecondary education, particularly, African-American, Latino, Southeast Asian, Native American, and Pacific Islander men. Click here to learn more.

Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC)

COSEBOC is a national education organization of practitioners solely focused on promoting the educational success of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC works with all schools – preK-12th grade; public, charter and private; coed and single gender. COSEBOC connects research, policy and practice and is a learning community for school leaders. Click here to learn more.

Research Resources

Black Male Education Research Collection (BMERC)

BMERC is a collection of research on Black males in education, composed primarily of peer-reviewed journal articles; books, book reviews, and magazines. The collection is focuses on writings that address the achievement gap, sport, gender identity, social justice, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the criminal justice system. The collection is hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. Click here to learn more.

RISE for Boys and Men of Color (RISE)

Research, Interventions, Strategies, and Evaluation (RISE) for Boys and Men of Color is a $10 million dollar field advancement effort that aims to better understand and strategically improve the lives, experiences, and outcomes of boys and men of color in the United States. RISE spans five fields (education, health, human services and social policy, juvenile and criminal justice, and workforce development) and focuses on four populations (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans). RISE convenes, awards grants, and produces new research focused on boys and men of color. Click here to learn more.


Moms of Black Boys United, Inc. (MOBB)

MOBB is dedicated to positively influencing how Black boys and men are perceived and treated by law enforcement and in society. MOBB United is a nationwide coalition of concerned moms of Black sons who represent every race, age, socioeconomic background, marital status and education level. Click here to learn more.