Black Minds Matter 

A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education

Tuesdays | January 9 - February 6 | 6-8pm

Looking for a meaningful way to engage in the race conversation? Join us for the next steps in Black Minds Matter, a course developed at San Diego State University designed to increase the national consciousness about issues facing black boys and men who are devalued and over-criminalized in society, leading to a school to prison pipeline. Discussion topics include: assumption of criminality, campus climates, teaching practices, policy and research and holistic support for Black Male learners.



Listen to Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster as program facilitator, Charity Parsons, and Dr. Lisa Delpit, Southern University professor, discuss the Black Minds Matter program and how young black men are affected by the education system.


Assumption of Criminality 

  • Speaker: Tyrone C. Howard, University of California Los-Angeles
  • Speaker: Nesha Savage, San Diego City College


Campus Climates and Non-cognitive Outcomes  

  • Speaker: Terrell L. Strayhorn, DoGoodWork LLC


Holistic Support for Black Male Learners 

  • Speaker: Eboni Zamani- Gallaher, University of Illinois 
  • Speaker: Vanessa McCullers, Moms of Black Boys (MOBB) United 


Advancing Black Male Policy, Support and Research 

  • Speaker: Robert Simmons, Campaign for Black Male Achievement 




Facilitated by Charity Moran Parsons, a teacher, K-12 coach, and founder of, who has 10 years of experience in education.