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Remembering Michael Jackson: Has it been a Year?

By Fallon 9:00 am June 25, 2010 I wrote this blog literally a year ago today. It was not a published blog because the Black Youth Project had yet to premier online. Well, I think my thoughts a year ago still resonate today as we honor Michael Jackson’s memory. The title of the blog is, […]

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Seed School Helps At-Risk Youth Grow

By Leigh 11:52 pm June 24, 2010 NBC – Today Show | June 24, 2010 TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager takes a look at a new public school program that is helping underprivileged high school kids have brighter futures.

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Teen in alleged cop beating speaks out

By Leigh 11:51 pm June 24, 2010 ABC News – Houston | June 24, 2010 New York Times – The Houston police chief has fired seven officers involved in the beating of a 15-year-old suspected of burglary, a beating that was caught on videotape and outraged many black residents. Four of the officers also face […]

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Oscar Grant Trial: Gripping Testimony Opens Defense

By Leigh 2:59 pm June 24, 2010 Oscar Grant Trial: Gripping Testimony Opens Defense Julianne Ong Hing, June 23, 2010 Johannes Mehserle’s defense opened Tuesday with more than three hours of tense, emotional testimony from Oscar Grant’s good friend Jackie Bryson, who was on the train platform with Grant when he was killed. Defense attorney […]

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Education Department big Marc Sternberg hints at gifted test changes

By Leigh 3:01 pm June 23, 2010 Education Department big Marc Sternberg hints at gifted test changes Meredith Kolodner, New York Daily News, June 22, 2010 The Department of Education is considering scrapping the current test to qualify for gifted programs following a “problematic” drop in the number of black and Latino students. Deputy Chancellor […]

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The Tyler Perry Issue

By tamara @tamaracg 2:21 pm June 23, 2010 Normally, when The Boondocks airs I’m busy reading so I record the episode to watch later. But something told me to watch this episode. And I died. Aaron McGruder is known for taking satirical shots at public figures, having lampooned everyone from Condoleezza Rice to R. Kelly. […]

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A Blogging Conference in DC & Trip to the Pseudo-White House

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 8:49 am June 23, 2010 This past weekend I attened the Blogging While Brown conference. It was great overall, but it definitely had both highs and lows. It was amazing to see how much of a vibrant subculture the black blogging community is when brought to one place. (I say black, and […]

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Microsoft ‘School of the Future’ in Philly finally in a groove?

By Leigh 3:02 pm June 22, 2010 Microsoft ‘School of the Future’ in Philly finally in a groove? Kathy Matheson, The Associated Press, June 18, 2010 PHILADELPHIA — When the Microsoft-designed School of the Future opened, the facility was a paragon of contemporary architecture, with a green roof, light-filled corridors and the latest classroom technology, […]

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What has the Internet become? And what are people making it?

By Asha 12:00 pm June 22, 2010 Since we live in an age where technology is everything and everywhere, most of us have some type of outlet on the internet and while for most of us, it doesn’t serve to satisfy any emotional problems or insecurities, there are many young, vulnerable, and insecure people who feel […]

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Black Folks On The Internet

By edward 8:00 am June 22, 2010 This past weekend I walked into a technology geek’s dream. Everywhere I saw, seemingly tech connoisseurs toiling over ipads, macbooks, and iphones. I wasn’t even at an Apple Store. Sorry Steve Jobs. This past weekend I got a chance to attend the Blogging While Brown conference in Washington […]

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