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Monthly Archives: September 2010

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‘Beyond the Bricks’ (Trailer)

BeyondtheBricks.com Beyond the Bricks follows African-American students Shaquiel Ingram and Erick Graham as they struggle to stay on track in the Newark, NJ public school system. Weaved into the boys stories is commentary from some of the countries foremost scholars and experts focused on African-American boys and their education including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the […]

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America’s “News” Media War, and how to not be a casualty…

I’ll say it again; the only war going on in America right now is one fabricated and perpetuated by a biased, divisive news media. Don’t be a casualty.

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School Wages War on Ignorance

CNN | September 16, 2010 Florida educators try to illustrate the importance of “the war on ignorance” by wearing military flair and fatigues.

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16 Bars for Power

Just because you are young and Black it doesn’t mean that the world cannot respect you.  Back in the day Fred Hampton, a black 19 year old at the time, started a Chicago chapter of the Black Panthers; they influenced the nationwide lunch programs in American schools. As youth we are too legit to have […]

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I Still Don’t Know…

I will admit, before the 2008 election, I was intrigued by the idea of having a Black President. There was an electric feeling in the air…that something was going to magically change, like Barack Obama, human that he is, was going to wave his hand and change everything. In the days preceding the election, Duke’s […]

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Monsters, Black Youth, and the Politics of Disinterest/Misunderstanding

A fellow facebooker wrote, “How are Youth lacking role models? Our fucking President is black – what youth are lacking is an asswooping. In this country anyone can go to college simply by raising their hands. There is no excuse to be in America and not have a Bachelor…s IF someone wants it. No one […]

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Obama Welcomes America’s Youth Back to School

WhiteHouse.gov | September 14, 2010 The President gives his second annual Back-to-School Speech in Pennsylvania, encouraging students to take responsibility for their educations. Watch the full speech or read highlights.

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Bootstraps and Black Youth

Recently when doing some shameless promotion for Dr. Cathy Cohen’s new book Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and American Politics which comes out on September 16th and is a fantastic look into the eyes of Black youth and the way we see politics (shameless promotion), I sparked a war. No, not the illegitimate one based on […]

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Weekly News Roundup

September 6, 2010 – September 12, 2010

Greater respect toward others The Tribune-Democrat, September 12, 2010 New ATF boss feels kinship with troubled youth O’Ryan Johnson, Boston Herald, September 12, 2010 Student Org. Aids African Orphanage Cindy Huynh, Cornell Daily Sun, September 12, 2010 With grant, gym turns to full-time youth mentoring Sean Golden, The Eagle-Gazette, September 12, 2010 Teens work to improve dunes parks’ […]

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