Madison Gray, Online Journalist

A Portfolio of Madison Gray's Work

Depression: The Other Side of ‘Man Up’

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It’s a problem facing so many Black men that it’s likely grossly underdiagnosed, unacknowleged, and ignored.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/UiAIPl

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Written by M.J. Gray

June 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm

The 52 Percent: What Are The Motivations Behind Black Boys Graduating High School?

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What makes it a foregone conclusion to a young African American male that he will be graduating high school? Most importantly, whatever that is, how can we replicate it to increase the number?

Read more here: http://bit.ly/U4mB04

 

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Written by M.J. Gray

June 1, 2014 at 12:31 am

Spreading the Gospel of LinkedIn for Journalists

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Part of LinkedIn’s growth strategy is to engage journalists to use the social media website as a tool for networking, job searches and research. With corporate communications manager Yumi Wilson at the helm of their initiative, it seems to be working.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1k8P6OS

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Written by M.J. Gray

May 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm

HBCUs Cut From NCAA Postseason Over Academics Cry Foul. They’re Right

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In athletic conferences where Black colleges play like SWAC, which has had six schools banned, funding for academic help for their athletes is not within the budget.

Leaders at HBCUs are quite correct to complain they they are not being treated fairly.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1gEn0A6

 

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Written by M.J. Gray

May 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Study Touts Treating Black Males As Assets. Here’s What Else We Need

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The Open Society Institute’s 79-page report “Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement,” should be commended for its insight. But there’s more to the puzzle than just these pieces.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/Si4x11

 

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Written by M.J. Gray

May 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Dropping Science (and Learning It, Too)

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Columbia University professor Chris Emdin is bringing students in New York City together to spit their best rhymes with science as the core theme. While rapping, they learn that science and hip hop have more in common than they realized.

Read more here: Youth Rap to Learn Science (.pdf)

 

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Written by M.J. Gray

May 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Investing In Black Males: Why Pro Sports Gets It And Everyone Else Doesn’t

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The sports pipeline spends a little on the front end to create magnificent wealth on the back end. Just think of how our society would profit if that kind of investment was made in black boys who were not headed for the NBA.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1mrHrjI

 

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Written by M.J. Gray

May 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm

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