Oprah Chai, a soul-boosting infusion developed by Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks, is now available in stores. Proceeds from the tea will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, National CARES Mentoring Movement and three other organizations dedicated to educating our vulnerable children.

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50 YEARS AFTER BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE IN SELMA WE MUST STILL FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT TO VOTE



Martin Luther King leading the march from Selma to Montgomery with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy in March of 1965.


Fifty years after the historic voting rights act gave Black people the unencumbered right to vote, African Americans across the nation are seeing that basic tenant of citizenship erode. With more than 30 states passing legislation that limits access to voting, we are finding ourselves unable to impact our communities and children in the way that we would want. Many states have ended same-day voter registration or limited early voting; others are requiring voters to present forms of ID that many lack and cannot easily obtain. Being locked out of the voting booth harms our children.
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Love and Action At harlan high school on chicago's south SIDE 


It was a magical moment in Chicago.

Together with our local affiliate, the National CARES Mentoring Movement and a host of community groups staged a summit in the city to call able, stable African Americans to mentor our young and move us ever closer toward hope and healing. Read more...







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JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO RESTORE AND SECURE OUR CHILDREN AND COMMUNITIES!

 

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MICHAEL ERIC DYSON AND ASHA BANDELE DISCUSS SUPPORTING OUR CHILDREN WHO ARE TOO OFTEN VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY.

Listen to an important town-hall discussion between Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and asha bandele, as they discuss how our children are viewed by the media and the police, and the ways in which we can support our young at such a critical time.

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A NEW WAY FORWARD: HEALING WHAT’S HURTING BLACK AMERICA

A New Way Forward is a call to healing. A project of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, it seeks to create wellness in body, mind, spirit and community among African Americans so we will want to become the protective shield for our vulnerable young.

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The Risings

Getting straight to the heart of the dilemma facing our impoverished young, The National CARES Mentoring Movement has launched The Risings, consciousness-changing, group-mentoring initiatives equal to the crisis our under-resourced children are facing.

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CARES MENTOR-RECRUITMENT AFFILIATES THROUGHOUT THE NATION  

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Why Mentor?

Because this is our state of emergency today:
 
  • Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate.
  • In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school.
  • Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested.
  • 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated.
  • The number one cause of death for our boys is homicide.

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