BTB’s National Community Engagement Town Hall Tour starting this Saturday September 18, 2010

School age Black males are in Crisis, and its time we do something about it. Washington Koen Media Productions, supported by OSI’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and along with the Young People’s Project of Jackson, Foundation for the Mid-South, and FAITH, INC are convening to discuss solutions @ the Beyond the Bricks National Community … Continue reading

Obama delivers his second back-to-school pep talk at Philadelphia school

DARLENE SUPERVILLE,Associated Press Writer Associated Press writer Kathy Matheson in Philadelphia contributed to this report. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking to the nation’s airwaves once again, this time to tell America’s schoolchildren that nothing is beyond their reach as long as they dream big, work hard and focus on learning. Obama will … Continue reading

Beyond the Bricks partners with UNCF, and

We are proud to announce our national partnerships for the Beyond the Bricks National Community Engagement Campaign. The UNCF, and have come on board to help get the word out to about the Community Town Hall discussions, Public Service Announcements and the re launch of the community web port being launched this … Continue reading

Dr. Lomax of UNCF and Damien from Nuttin But Stringz close out the PSA shoots

We are very grateful for all the committed men who stopped by and gave their pledge to go beyond the everyday, and beyond the surface to help our young black boys get to the top. A sincerely thank you to Sway from MTV, Michael C. Williams (The Wire), M-1 and of Dead Prez,  Bilial, … Continue reading

Eagle Academy for Young Men Opens $50 Million State of the Art School on Sept. 8th

Eagle Academy for Young Men Opens $50 Million State of the Art School on Sept. 8th Launches National Movement to Save our Sons Governor Paterson, Chancellor Klein, Russell Simmons, Allan Houston, Elected Officials to Attend Opening New York, NY – September 2, 2010: The Eagle Academy Foundation, which runs all-boys public schools in the Bronx, … Continue reading

Reclaim the Dream

Reclaim the Dream: Rally and March Press Release August 28, 2010 | 11:00 am | Dunbar High School | 1301 New Jersey Avenue Northwest | Washington, DC on saturday, august 26, reverend al sharpton and the national action network are organizing buses to head down to washington d.c. in honor of the speech Dr. Martin … Continue reading

Black Boys Report: The Schott Foundation

The Black Boys Report ‘The American education system is systematically failing Black males,’ according to the ‘Black Boys Report’ released by the Schott Foundation this past July. According to the report, only 50% of all black males are graduating from high school. With these figures, it seems that President Obama’s bold goal of becoming the … Continue reading

Why the Ground Zero Mosque is a Civil Rights Issue…

Why is the building of the Mosque a Civil Rights issue? The controversy surrounding the building of a Mosque near Ground Zero in New York City is as much about power and control as it is about fear and religion. In case you have not heard: Americans are in an uproar over the construction of … Continue reading

they reminisce…

Last Friday, Beyond the Bricks was lucky to have Rob Morgan and Dead Prez do a public service announcement for the documentary. As they warmed up to the camera, these black men were asked about growing up in public school. After contemplating the question, their eyes rolled up, they sunk into their chairs, and started … Continue reading


Beyond the Bricks Announcement! August 2010 “We need a (system of) education that gives our kids a good sense of judgment, helps them tomature, helps give them a sense of responsibility, helps them cultivate clear values, so they understand right or wrong…” – Dr. Pedro Noguera from “Beyond the Bricks” Greetings! The Beyond the Bricks National Community Engagement Campaign, … Continue reading

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