Video: Ed-Dee Williams | Why We Should Study Young Black Men

YBMen Research Assistant and University of Michigan PhD Student, Ed-Dee Williams, answers questions about his interests in the YBMen Project and young Black men.

Video: Nkemka Anyiwo | Why We Should Study Young Black Men

YBMen Research Assistant and University of Michigan PhD Student, Nkemka Anyiwo, answers questions about her interests in the mental health of young Black men.

Video: Natasha Johnson | Why We Should Study Young Black Men

YBMen Project Manager and University of Michigan PhD Student, Natasha Johnson, discusses why the mental health of young Black men is an important topic.

Video: Janelle Goodwill | Why We Should Study Young Black Men

YBMen Project Manager and University of Michigan PhD Student, Janelle Goodwill, discusses why she is passionate about the mental health of young Black men.

Video: Dr. Daphne Watkins | The Story Behind the YBMen Project

YBMen Project Director and University of Michigan Associate Professor, Dr. Daphne C. Watkins, describes the history of the YBMen project.

Article: Forced Manhood: The Removal of Adolescence and the Veil of Innocence

Menacing, he’s 5-feet-7, 191 pounds. He wasn’t that little kid you’re seeing in pictures, he’s a 12-year-old in an adult body. This was the description that Stephen Loomis former president of

Article: Young, Unarmed, and Black: The Impact of Police Violence on the Wellbeing of Young Black Men and Boys

On April 29, 2017, a group of young black boys got into their car and left a party that had gotten out of control. Despite their attempts to leave a

Article: Understanding the Conditions and Cost of Resilience for Black Youth

Melvin, a 17-year old Black student, was required to transfer to Reach Higher Alternative High School (RHAHS) because of his attendance problems at his previous school. Difficult life circumstances (i.e.,