The multiple-part series explores how the media portrays African American males and how society views them as a result. The episodes also report on people and organizations working to spotlight positive rather than negative images.
Pittsburgh’s Afro American Music Institute goes beyond teaching music to foster a culture of pride and community responsibility.
How do you teach an African American boy to become a leader? We examine three different paths to success.
We look at African American men and boys in positive mentoring roles in the field of communications.
Journey to Medicine
Follow middle school students, medical students and seasoned professional physicians as they pursue careers in medicine.
After the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, the torch has been passed to a new generation of leadership in the African American community in Pittsburgh.
We focus on efforts to attract more African American men into the teaching community, including non-traditional teachers who bring teaching outside the classroom.
Fine Arts and Artists
Meet men who have made a career in music, dance and the arts. Hear of the obstacles they faced and their accomplishments.
Already Doing It
Young African American men as a whole score below their counterparts when it comes to academics, but we’ll meet teenagers excelling in school, volunteering as mentors and working hard to make a difference among their peers.
The Next Generation
Though statistics and attitudes may show a slight narrowing of America’s racial divide, the highly-charged racial incidents in Missouri, New York and South Carolina tell another story. In the culmination of our three-year initiative, we talk not only with community and law enforcement leaders, but with the generation of young men whose lives are most affected – examining accomplishments and objectives that remain.