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African American Men in College

ISBN: 978-0-7879-6460-3
384 pages
March 2006, Jossey-Bass
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African American Men in College is a much-needed resource that includes examples of real-world programs and activities to enhance academic success in the college environment for African American men. The examples are collected from a variety of institutions across the country. With contributions from leading practitioners and scholars in the field, African American Men in College explores the factors that promote a climate of academic success. The book shows how participation in extracurricular activities can create a positive social climate and examines the advantages of developing communication and leadership skills. It shows how fostering relationships with administrators and community leaders can promote academic success. The book also describes a proven mentoring program and examines the role spirituality and religion can play in bolstering successful college experiences.


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Table of Contents



The Authors.


1 African American College Men
Twenty-First-Century Issues and Concerns (Michael J. Cuyjet).

2 Enhancing the Academic Climate for African American Men (Fred A. Bonner II and Kevin W. Bailey).

3 The Impact of Campus Activities on African American College Men (Charles Brown).

4 Enhancing African American Male Student Outcomes Through Leadership and Active Involvement (Shaun R. Harper).

5 Developmental Mentoring of African American College Men (E. Michael Sutton).

6 The Role of Spirituality and Religion in the Experiences of African American Male College Students (Lemuel W. Watson).

7 The Role of Black Fraternities in the African American Male Undergraduate Experience (Shaun R. Harper and Frank Harris III).

8 African American Male College Athletes (Kenya LeNoir Messer).

9 African American Gay Men
Another Challenge for the Academy (Jamie Washington and Vernon A. Wall).

10 African American Men at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Different Environments, Similar Challenges (Walter M. Kimbrough and Shaun R. Harper).

11 Meeting the Challenges to African American Men at Community Colleges (Myron L. Pope).

12 Helping African American Men Matriculate
Ideas and Suggestions (Michael J. Cuyjet).


13 Student African American Brotherhood (Tyrone Bledsoe and Kevin D. Rome, Sr.).

14 Meyerhoff Scholarship Program
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Earnestine Baker).

15 The Black Man on Campus (BMOC) Project
Bowling Green State University, Ohio (Kevin W. Bailey).

16 Black Men’s Collective
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Christopher C. Catching).

17 Black Male Rap Session
University of Louisville (Edward Laster).

18 African American Men of Arizona State University (AAMASU) (Alonzo Jones and Lasana O. Hotep).

19 Sons of Alkebulan and the Black Man Think Tank
University of North Texas (Pamela Safisha Nzingha Hill).

20 It’s Easier Than You Think
Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio (Tobias Q. Brown and Amanda A. Farabee).

21 The Collegiate 100
An Affiliate Organization of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (Christian A. Mattingly and Carl Humphrey).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Author Information

Michael J. Cuyjet is an associate dean of the graduate school and an associate professor in the college of education and human development at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the editor of Helping African American Men Succeed in College in the New Directions for Student Services monograph series from Jossey-Bass.
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We owe a debt of gratitude to Cuyjet and his distinguished colleagues for identifying the challenges we have yet to address and providing inspiring examples of existing programs which have found success through their commitment to imprinting the matriculation, graduation, and overall lives of African American men on American college and university campuses. (Education Review, 06/18/08)

Cuyjet and his associates should be applauded for their scholarship addressing the Black male college student. (The Boo) will benefit higher education professionals, faculty and students in their professional work and scholarship, and others interested in reversing the status quo of Black Men in College. (The Journal of Higher Ed, May-June, 2008)

"The book is an excellent tool and resource for student affairs practitioners and faculty members…" (TC Record, March 14 2007)

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