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4th Annual Black Male Summit Set For April In OH

AKRON, OH -- The University of Akron will host its fourth annual Black Male Summit Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at the Student Union to bring awareness to critical issues in higher education for young black men. With expected attendance of more than 1,000, the summit will identify challenges and provide solutions to promote success academically and in the community.
Nationally recognized speakers, education leaders, experts and students will address topics such as the success of urban prep academies; black male identity development; the importance of mentoring; male/female relationships; entrepreneurship; public policy; and black male college success.

Presenters will include Tim King, founder, president and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, who will speak about "The Success of Urban Prep Academies"; Dr. Joseph White, professor emeritus of psychology and psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine, who will speak about "Challenges Facing African-American Males: Setting and Implementing Clear Goals"; entrepreneur Farrah Gray, who will speak about "Empowering African-American Males and Entrepreneurship"; and Eric Troy, marketing expert, who will speak about the future of promotions for African-American men. Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, chess champion and founder of BE SOMEONE, will also do a workshop on "Winning Moves to Succeed in Life."

"The University of Akron's fourth Black Male Summit will convene students and educators from across the country as well as community members and the faith-based community to learn about best practices and strategies to increase the engagement, retention and graduation rate of African-American males as well as tools and strategies to aid in empowering them to chart their legacy," says Fedearia Nicholson, director of UA's Office of Multicultural Development.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

The University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio. The Princeton Review listed UA among the "Best in the Midwest" in its 2008 edition of Best Colleges: Region-by-Region. Serving nearly 28,000 students, the university offers approximately 300 associates, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties.  


STORY TAGS: Akron , University of Akron , Black Male Summit , Tim King , Urban Prep Academies , Orrin \"Checkmate\" Hudson , Be SomeoneBlack News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

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