When you look at the statistics for crime, education, unemployment, family - the unfortunate truth is that African American males are usually at the top of negative numbers. It is a challenge raising and educating African American boys in today's society. As a parent, how do you ensure that your Black son is socially, emotionally and academically ready to compete? As part of our American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen initiative, we talk with parent educator and relationship expert Alvean Lyons about effective ways to parent and educate Black boys. She'll discuss the parenting continuum - supervisor-manager-consultant, and provide practical tips you'll need to help your son grow into a responsible, productive citizen. Plus, Lisa Godley sits down with members of the cast of "The Whipping Man", now playing at the Wells Theatre. It's all on Another View, Friday, March 8 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us at whrv.org.