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Budget Cuts Push Teens From Group Homes

CNN | July 14, 2010 Budget cuts in the New York area will force more then 400 troubled teens out of group homes like ‘MercyFirst.’

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Black Teen Girls Lead Peers In Quitting Smoking

Black Teen Girls Lead Peers In Quitting Smoking Claudio E. Cabrera, NewsOne, July 13, 2010 A new study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention highlights how teenage Black girls are leading the way in smoking cessation. The study, which was published earlier this month, focuses on the overall decline in teen smoking […]

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Plantations, Power and Professional Athletes

There is so much wrong with this entire LeBron James fiasco it would take a year to flesh it all out, by which time LeBron may have his first ring (courtesy of Dwyane Wade and the backup dancers down in South Beach). Reactions have been varied, as expected. This decision will affect the NBA game […]

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Wal-mart: Evil Empire or Hope for Unemployment

I don’t trust big business.  I don’t trust any type of organization that would make profit a priority over people. I don’t trust Wal-mart. But…is a bad job better than no job? This is the question I posed to a group of students today when discussing whether Wal-Mart should be allowed to enter into the […]

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D.C.’s HIV/AIDS Problem

CNN | July 13, 2010 The Obama administration prepares to unveil its national HIV/AIDS strategy. CNN’s Dan Lothian reports.

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Blacks and Latinos Phoning Across the Digital Divide

Black Youth in the News is an archive of articles written about young black people in major U.S. newspapers. Check out our feature article or browse all of the stories that we have sorted by week. Today’s Feature Article Blacks and Latinos Phoning Across the Digital Divide Jamilah King, Colorlines, July 9, 2010 A new […]

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Teenagers are Invincible…?

Underage drinking (and binge drinking) is no foreign concept to American high schools. Numerous  people I know and go to school with have bad experiences with alcohol. Some kids have blacked out and others have had their stomachs pumped after alcohol poisoning. And I just finished my sophomore year in high school. Despite everything that goes […]

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Slaves and Subway Slaughters

As much as things change, they stay the same. No matter how many anti-diarrheal pills new wave Black leaders try to give Rev. Jesse Jackson, he will continue to just let it flow. Although I haven’t agreed with many things that he has said recently I respect the fact that he has focused less on […]

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NAACP wants to pass torch to a new generation

NAACP wants to pass torch to a new generation Rick Montgomery and Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star | July 11, 2010 Social media, they had down. Social justice, that was another matter. For 29 high school students of all backgrounds who gathered last month at a leadership camp addressing “social justice issues,” the […]

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The King Wants Rings

Sometimes, I make myself sick.  I waited for the LeBron James ESPN special, “The Decision,” like it was a Michael Jackson music video premiere.  (Remember the time?)  I sat in front of the television and waited for LBJ to moonwalk, spin, grab his crotch, and scream “Shamon,” at Jim Gray.  But, alas, that never happened.  […]

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