Month of the Man: Candid Career Tips for Young Black Men

Real-talk quips on workplace positioning and advancement by Ashley Calloway    Advertising professional Alix Montes gives tips for young black men to advance in the workplace. (Image: Montes)             This month, BlackEnterprise.com presents Month of the Man, where we bring you career features tailored for male leaders of color all over the world. When he’s not putting in hours as an account coordinator at LM&O Advertising, Alix Montes can be found dishing career advice to professional women at Levo League. Though he has an interest in women’s issues—and thinks other men should, too—Montes also knows a …

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Black males succeed in college by subverting and brushing off stereotypes, research finds

Samantha Figueroa – State University of New York-Broome •January 22, 2016   ‘I spent months going above and beyond … to prove to myself that I was more than just my skin color’ Black men face disproportionate stereotyping in higher education that can help derail their academic careers, but one researcher says he’s identified steps they can take to succeed both academically and psychologically. In a study published in the winter edition of the Harvard Educational Review, University of Pennsylvania Prof. Shaun Harper wrote that successful black men on “predominantly white campuses” tend to be active members of their institutions …

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WHAT TO DO IF STOPPED BY THE POLICE

1. What you say to the police is always important. What you say can be used against you, and it can give the police an excuse to arrest you, especially if you badmouth a police officer. 2. You must show your driver’s license and registration when stopped in a car. Otherwise, you don’t have to answer any questions if you are detained or arrested, with one important exception. The police may ask for your name if you have been properly detained, and you can be arrested in some states for refusing to give it. If you reasonably fear that your …

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