The Scholars Network

On Masculinity and the Well-Being of African American Men

The Scholars Network on Black Masculinity works toward improving the well-being of African American men. It is an assembly of scholars committed to reshaping scholarly and public understandings of the lives of African American men and exposing the cultural dimensions of the Black male experience.

To achieve that objective, the Network convenes conferences and workshops for its members and engages in public outreach and dissemination of research findings to government, media, and the non-profit sector.

We work against the traditional notions of Black men and boys as having to be heads of household or leaders simply because of their gender designation but rather as citizens of society…

Dr Alford Young Jr | Founding Director