San Francisco Chronicle
"100 black men community charter school"
African American boys in Oakland, Calif., are more likely to miss school, be suspended or incarcerated than any other students in the city.
Over the past decade, the number of African American men killed on the streets of Oakland nearly matched the number who graduated from its high schools ready to attend a state university.
Against this backdrop of failure and death, school officials in Oakland, California became the first in the nation to create a independent task force with the sole focus of helping African American males navigate the challenges of their surroundings. The group sponsored a charter school specifically for black boys.