Author: Jason B. Allen

Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.

Dads Are Making It Cool for Black Boys to Read Books in the Barbershop

Fathers Incorporated is committed to making high school graduation a reality for Black boys in Metro Atlanta communities. Their initiative is both innovative and full of swag—perfectly designed to reach Black boys. Currently their Real Dads Read initiative has 27 libraries in barbershops around the city of Atlanta. Due to the success of this initiative in bridging the gap between…

What Cops Can Learn From Black Male Educators

Black male educators have some tactics to teach cops that would actually build positive relationships between cops and Black boys. Building relationships with Black boys begins with how we engage with them. This Isn’t the Movies A family friend took a substitute job recently in Atlanta and said it reminded him of the movie, “Boyz n the Hood.” He actually…

Schools Need More Black Male Counselors

There are 2% of Black men in the education field; imagine the number of Black male counselors there are in schools. Ken Kemp, Black Male counselor in Atlanta, Georgia, is featured in this post to share the importance of his work as a Black male counselor and the positive impact it has on Black boys.  We hope this will encourage…