Black Minds Matter – Free Webinar Series has Launched – Sign up!

Dear Colleagues,

Black Minds Matter has launched and we are grateful to those who were able to attend. The next session is THIS THURSDAY (July 23rd). Our special guests will include Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Dr. Ivory Toldson, and Gwen Carr (the mother of Eric Garner). 

To attend, you can join us Thursday at 11am (Pacific Time) at the following link:

You can also REGISTER to receive notices, however, this is optional. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Other announcements are below.


RECORDING. Recording from the first session: BLACK MINDS MATTER SESSION 1 – Prof. Tyrone Howard and Shante Needham (sister of Sandra Bland)

FREE CEU’S. The Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA), is providing free CEU’s to those who participate in Black Minds Matter. CEU’s can be earned for participation in the series by attending each session and completing the readings identified within the public syllabus. Go here to register for CEU’s:

SYLLABUS. We have put together a public course syllabus identifying the learning outcomes of the series along with recommended readings. Click here to retrieve the Public Syllabus.


  • Wood, J. L. (2019) Black minds matter: Realizing the brilliance, dignity, and morality of Black boys and men. San Diego, CA: Lawndale Hill.  Go here to order paperback version or digital version
    • All proceeds from the book from this summer are being donated to the Alfred Olango Foundation. In addition, for every book purchased, the vendor is donating to local Black bookstore in the area of the purchaser’s home.
  • Ford, D. Y. (2013). Recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education. Waco Tx: Prufock Press. (2014 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Literature). Go here to order.

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