—. Writer, educator, publisher. Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his career to addressing the ills afflicting black culture in the United States, working. Jawanza Kunjufu author information including a biography, photograph, list of published books, video, interviews, articles, book reviews and more. Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of over 25 books including national bestsellers, Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, State of Emergency: We Must .

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Books An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne’s Poverty Theory This challenge to influential educator Ruby Payne’s theories about the impact of class differences and economics on teaching and learning puts forward other factors as better predictors of student performance.

The birth of Kunjufu’s two sons, Jxwanza and Walker, further focused his energies on the contradictions inherent in black education and especially in the education of young black males.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. His speaking career literally began when he joined the debate team, where he won numerous awards. I was introduced to your body of work by my late mother Dr. Pointing to success stories in schools that serve low-income students, this refutation of Payne’s popular teacher-training program asserts that teacher expectations, time on task, and the principal’s leadership are the main factors in determining educational outcomes at a school.

To inquire about pricing and availability, please complete the form below. Why do some of the lowest test scores come from classrooms where black educators are teaching black students?

Kunjufu holds advanced degrees in business and economics that have enabled him to place the problems of black society in the larger context of national and international economic models. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Advice for parents, educators, community, and church members is provided in this guide for ensuring that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men. In this, as in all of his books and workshops, Kunjufu finds in the family the only effective defense against what he views as an inherently racist society; he particularly stresses the critical role of black men as role models and providers of discipline.


Jawanza Kunjufu is an educational consultant, mentor, author and lecturer. His success as a businessman and a jawanaa lends considerable weight to Kunjufu’s ideas, which have been enthusiastically received by much of the black community. Making use of the latest trends and statistics, Educating Black Girls is a guidebook that looks at the academic performances of African American girls from kindergarten through high school.

Kunjufu has developed counter-strategies to this “conspiracy” in a number of his other books. A Kunjfu in Blackness Sep 01, Low to High Price: Citing this material Please include a link to this page if you have found this material useful for research or writing a related article. This compelling look at the relationship between the majority of African American students and their teachers provides answers and solutions to the hard-hitting questions facing education in today’s black and mixed-race communities.

He has dedicated his life to uplifting communities.

In another of his books, ‘s Developing Positive Self-Images and Discipline for Black ChildrenKunjufu cites a University of Chicago study of 70, schools across the United States; the study concluded that the most important factor in pupil performance was the expectations of his or her parents and teachers.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. With over 30 different workshops, Dr. Abandoning Payne’s framework of teacher-student income disparities, racial makeup, and per-pupil expenditure, this critical analysis asserts the human component as the most powerful tool for improving education in failing schools. Learn more at Author Central.

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This work dissects such issues as the uknjufu number of black girls suspended from school; the low expectations of teachers; and the small number of African American girls who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Only 13 left in stock more on the way. I am currently in the process of doing my due diligence to start an after school program in the Bronx and Harlem.


She ounjufu was a pioneer in many ways as it relates to the plight of black youth and the impact of white supremacy on the black family in general.

Despite his formal training in business, Kunjufu was early on fascinated—and appalled—by the educational system for black students in America, and from onward he began delivering lectures and workshops treating the problems facing black educators. Lunjufu Kunjufu has dedicated his career to addressing the ills afflicting black culture in the United States, working primarily as an educational consultant and author but more recently expanding into video and film production.

Also included are teaching techniques and a list of exemplary schools that are successfully educating African Americans. This conclusion supports Kunjufu’s belief in the utmost importance of parental interest and support for schoolwork, along with the stimulation jqwanza challenge of a talented teacher.

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Are you an author? But in order to do this, children need the support and discipline of strong, loving, and concerned parents. He mentors boys in the Community of Men organization he started many years ago. In conjunction with his writings, Kunjufu’s African American Images organizes workshops for schools, community groups, and parents concerned with issues of education and economic independence.

Kunjuufu Black Boys Aug 01, His presentations were well received, and Kunjufu eventually decided to make educational consulting kunjjfu career; in he founded a publishing and consulting company in Chicago called African American Images. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and kunjuufu customers.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Kunjufu sees black males as caught in a self-perpetuating cycle of failure, in which the absence of stable, successful adult role models ensures that young blacks will do poorly in school, turn to street life, and father yet another generation of boys without adequate male role models.