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[Xmca-l] Fwd: Celebrate Black Male Achievement Week with American Promise!



Thought this film might be of interest to some.
I saw it while in chicago and got to meet the film-maker/mother of one of
the boys.
It is about two young African-American boys who get accepted into one of
New York's elite prep schools. It is particularly interesting b.c. it
follows them across 12 years of their lives.
And in the U.S., PBS is airing it on Feb. 3.
-greg

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Date: Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 8:47 AM
Subject: Celebrate Black Male Achievement Week with American Promise!
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2013 was a year of great milestones for us, after fourteen years of
filming, editing, and building our campaign, we were thrilled and honored
to release *American Promise *and see our family grow from the two who
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on
Monday the 3rd at 10 pm ET (check local listings).* We hope to use TV
broadcast to spark a national conversation on Black Male Achievement and we
are declaring the week of *February 3 –February 9th, Black Male Achievement
Week. *Please join us in using this week to lift up the achievements of
black boys and the work being done to support our communities. Below are
some suggested ways that you can make a difference in your community, even
an action as small as committing to watching on February 3 and sharing on
social media will help us make an IMPACT!

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   1. Plan an *American Promise*
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Looking forward to working, learning, and growing with you in 2014,

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