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Weekly News Roundup

March 1, 2010 – March 7, 2010

Kansas City wants to close half its public schools
Heather Hollingsworth, ABC News, March 7, 2010

Ludacris, Foxx target black youth in social media push on HIV
Steve Sternberg, USA Today

Local students win annual Black History Essay Contest
Hope Young, The News Star, March 7, 2010

On Their Own at 18
Tyler Hayden, Santa Barbara Independent, March 7, 2010

MTACC honors black achievers
Michele Angermiller, New Jersey Times of Trenton, March 7, 2010

Angry high school students put MTA to test on free Metrocards, Chairman Walder agrees to hearing
Albor Ruiz, NY Daily News, March 7, 2010

Minneapolis community leaders fear rash of violence
Richard Tsong, Star Tribune March 7, 2010

Youth show impressive skill at Black Knowledge Bowl
Milwaukee Courier, March 6, 2010

National campaign to recruit youth mentors arrives in West Palm Beach
Julius Whigham II, Palm Beach Post, March 6, 2010

The Lost Wages of Youth
The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2010

Inspiring black Durham students
Crystal Crimi, Durham Region, March 5, 2010

Black churches commit to mentoring young black men
Adelle M. Banks Oklahoman NewsOK, March 4, 2010

School launches male-only academy
Liz Skalski, Maryland Gazette, March 4, 2010

Student apologizes for UC San Diego noose incident, claims no racist intent
Larry Gordon, LA Times, March 1, 2010

Church iSummit teaches youth about perceptions
Icess Fernandez, Shreveport times, March 1, 2010

Origin of ‘acting white’
Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 1, 2010

Video games tied to aggression
Sharon Jayson, USA Today, March 1, 2010