Today's Date: June 23, 2024
Maximus Named a Top Washington-Area Workplace by The Washington Post   •   Media Advisory: Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Sandra Thompson Visits Affordable Apartment Complex in Dallas   •   Lexus & Amazon Music Present "Destination .Paak - The Lexus GX Remix" on World Music Day   •   Freedmen’s Town Community Investment Initiative Launches   •   Media Advisory: Arvest Bank Awards $15,000 CARE Award to University District Development Corp.   •   Produced by Renegade Film Productions/Chameleon Multimedia, Obscure Urban Legend ‘Sweaty Larry’ to Be Invoked for Fi   •   Fairness for Indigenous Peoples in Nova Scotia   •   Lifezone Metals Announces Voting Results from its 2024 Annual General Meeting   •   SCOTUS Ruling in Rahimi Case Upholds Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors, BWJP Experts Celebrate   •   New Research Indicates the Need for Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Address Health Disparities   •   Otipemisiwak Métis Government Celebrates the Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Salay Prayzaan Solar Farm   •   Daylu Dena Council celebrates grand opening of multi-purpose building in Lower Post, British Columbia   •   Statement - Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation celebrates community development achievements and National Indigenous Peoples D   •   Chinatown Storytelling Centre Opens New Exhibit: Neighbours: From Pender to Hastings   •   Susan G. Komen® Warns of Dire Impact from Braidwood Management, Inc. et al. v. Xavier Becerra et al. Ruling That Will Force   •   Shop, Sip, and Support Social Justice Programs at Five Keys Furniture Annex in Stockton, California, on Saturday, June 22nd from   •   WORK BEGINS ON THE ANWATAN-MIGUAM PROJECT IN VAL-D'OR   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on National Indigenous Peoples Day   •   Government of Canada supports high school students across Canada in developing projects to promote healthy living in their schoo   •   Statement by ministers Pascale St-Onge, Gary Anandasangaree, Patty Hajdu and Dan Vandal on National Indigenous Peoples Day
Bookmark and Share

Male Empowerment Conference Begins Tomorrow

 CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands -- The University of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands Department of Education will host a Male Empowerment Conference on UVI's St. Thomas campus on Tuesday, Feb. 8and on UVI's St. Croix campus on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. The theme of the conference is "Man-Up: Realize your Potential – Tools and Resources for Males on the Journey toward a Successful Life."

As much in response to rising community concern about violent crime as a downward trend in the number of black males enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation, the Male Empowerment Conference will offer insight and alternatives. The primary focus of the conference is on junior and senior high school males, young men who desire to get back on the academic track, and community leaders.

The keynote speaker for the event is Farrah Gray. Gray was raised on the impoverished South Side of Chicago, where he defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14. Retired NFL Defensive Back Donovin Darius, who played with the Miami Dolphins, will provide a professional athlete's perspective. The internationally recognized R&B singing, rapping and songwriting duo known as Rock City (brothers Timothy and Theron Thomas) is slated to perform and to share their experiences as chart-topping producers in the music industry. Pastor Dexter Skepple of Speak the Word Ministries on St. Croix will provide spiritual insight.

More than 1,800 young men from the Virgin Islands' public and private schools, on each island, have been invited to attend the all-day networking and mentoring activity that will bring men together to identify and change commonly held perceptions about what it means to be a man.

The Male Empowerment Conference is an initiative of "Brothers With a Cause," a UVI program that seeks to attract more male students to the University and provide the tools and support to help them graduate. The conference is being sponsored by the Virgin Islands Lottery, FirstBank Virgin Islands, the Department of Human Services Division of Family Assistance, the West Indian Company Ltd. and the College Access Challenge Grant Program.

 


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News