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Promises Kept - Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life

Dr. Joe Brewster

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As seen on PBS's POV An unprecedented guide to helping black boys achieve success at every stage of their lives-at home, at school, and in the world Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why? This is the question Joe Brewster, M.D., and Michèle Stephenson asked when their own son, Idris, began struggling in a new school. As they filmed his experiences for their award-winning documentary American Promise, they met an array of researchers who had not only identified the reasons for the gap, but had come up with practical, innovative solutions to close it. In Promises Kept, they explain • how to influence your son's brain before he's even born • how to tell the difference between authoritarian and authoritative discipline-and why it matters • how to create an educational program for your son that matches his needs • how to prepare him for explicit and implicit racism in school and in the wider world • how to help your child develop resilience, self-discipline, emotional intelligence, and a positive outlook that will last a lifetime Filled with innovative research, practical strategies, and the voices of parents and children who are grappling with these issues firsthand, Promises Kept will challenge your assumptions and inspire you to make sure your child isn't lost in the gap. Praise for Promises Kept "The authors offer a plethora of information and advice geared toward the specific developmental needs of black boys. . . . Thorough and detailed, this guidebook is also a call to action. As Brewster sees it, when people of color remain complacent, they not only break a tacit promise to future generations to achieve social equity, they also imperil the futures of

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michele Stephenson, Hilary Beard, Bahni Turpin, Dominic Hoffman

Length:

12h 42m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:30


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:46


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:20


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:31


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:57


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:36


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:38


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:37


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:40


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:29


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:03


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:09


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:04


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:16


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:27


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:25


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:13


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:31


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:52


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:03


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:38


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:23


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:36


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:32


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:05


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:04


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:24


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:42


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:27


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:18


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:50


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:08


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:20


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:20


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:22


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:41


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:36


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:55


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:01


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:05


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:03


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:42


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:37


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

00:40