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 The Lufkin Chapter of Concerned
Black Men, Inc. impacting the lives
of youth since 1992

Teachers and coaches: Director Shana Rogers, Gym, Coach James Holcomb, Lavata Hill and Emillio Hernandez; Science,  Victor Travis, Computers,  Linda Bell, Math, Latessa Rogers. The average daily attendance is 180 students a day. They are impacting Angelina County youth in the name of Concerned Black Men, Inc. of Lufkin, Texas. This Don E. Boyd Summer Camp has been available to youth for the past 17 years.

   It appeared to be just another normal school day in June when entering the Lufkin Middle School building on this day. Students were busy learning during the Don E. Boyd Summer Camp.

   Each summer for the past seventeen years students have attended the Don E. Boyd summer camp sponsored by the Concerned Black Men of Lufkin.  This summer, according to Director Shana Rogers, there were 256 applicants with 256 being approved for the program. Currently, 200 students are being served with an average daily attendance of 180 students. Certified teachers and coaches teach science, math, reading, computer science and reading. There is a recreational component where students are provided physical activities to improve their health. The camp serves students ages six to fourteen.  Read more Click here.

The Dolls of Essence dance
team perform

Rusk, TX. - Practice began months ago for the newly formed Dolls of Essence dance team directed by Cangela Cook and Keisha Nelson. They performed recently in the Conley Park and are preparing for fall competition.

State Senator Royce West , Jim Wyatt, TAAACC, Dr. Bruce Kellison and UT President Dr. William Powers release survey of Black Businesses in Texas in front of the Texas State Capital in Austin on Juneteenth.

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