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Detroit News: Opinion – Charter schools open door for black students

April 16, 2019 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

By Jalen Rose; April 13, 2019 — A recent story in the Detroit News contained some grim — but not surprising — news: Michigan is one of the worst states when it comes to sending black students to college.
Only 8.7 percent of undergraduates at Michigan’s universities are African Americans, and compared to where that number should be (17.1 percent, according to a report in The Education Trust), that ranks Michigan third-worst out of the 41 states they studied.
That’s totally unacceptable, and it pains me to see a statistic like that. It should be devastating and unacceptable to all of us.
It’s also the perfect illustration of why I decided to found the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in my hometown of Detroit in 2011. And I’m here to tell you there’s hope and optimism on the horizon. None of us needs to accept the fact that Michigan is one of the worst states when it comes to sending black students to college. We can be one of the best, and there’s a pathway to success.
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Did you catch me walking onto set with my Wingstop cup?  Oops! Just had those Louisiana Rub wings. For a second, I forgot where I was.  Love that Wingstop.

HOOPSHYPE: Jalen Rose Q&A: ‘I consider myself to be the hardest working [broadcaster]’

March 22, 2019 | General Latest News Press

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Head of Jeep Advertising at Chrysler, LLC, Kim Adams House and Jalen Rose attend The Jeep Wrangler Celebrity Customs Reveal Event at Optimist Studios on September 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Jeep)

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Jalen Rose has accomplished quite a bit throughout his life.

The 46-year-old is a host on ESPN’s NBA Countdown, Jalen & Jacobyand Get Up! He founded the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a charter high school in Detroit. He wrote a New York Times Bestseller titled “Got to Give the People What They Want.” And, of course, Rose was a member of the Fab Five who went on to play 13 NBA seasons – averaging 14.3 points during his career and winning Most Improved Player in 2000.

HoopsHype caught up with Rose to discuss his playing days, his successful transition to broadcasting, his school, his long-term goals, his predictions for this summer’s top free agents and much more.

I feel like you’re one of the best examples of an athlete who has thrived in …