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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Round-Up: July 25th – July 31st, 2011

July 25th – July 31st, 2011 Black Chicago Divided Salim Muwakkil Truth Out News 7/25/11 Why African Americans Struggle to Find Jobs and Remain Employed Compared to Whites Jaryn Fields American Progress News 7/25/11 “No disrespect to the gay and transgender community”? Brother, please! Jerome Hunt Washington Blade 7/25/11 Top young poets showcase skills in […]

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Why Are So Few Young Men of Color Graduating High School?

Why Are So Few Young Men of Color Graduating High School? Jorge Rivas, Colorlines | July 27, 2011 There’s a new way to look at data released earlier this summer on the challenges young men of color face in school. Earlier this summer, the College Board released a new report that offers more detailed insight into what […]

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10-year-old ‘workout kid’ teaches fitness

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The Grio | July 26, 2011 C.J. Senter, also known as the “workout kid” is a 10-year-old fitness guru who has trained older kids and even produced his own fitness DVD.

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The Era-Defining Legacy of Amy Winehouse

And that’s why Amy Winehouse was so unique, controversial and fascinating. It was impossible to tell where her music ended and her real life began. There was no script. In the words of Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse was “an analog girl, livin’ in a digital world,” oblivious to the voyeuristic culture of camera flashes and snarky bloggers that surrounded her.

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People of Color are Leading YouTube’s Growth

People of Color are Leading YouTube’s Growth Jorge Rivas, Colorlines | July 28, 2011 Black and Latino users are the most active video consumers online, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The report found more people are using video-sharing sites. Overall, 69 percent of white Internet users […]

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About the Dorks on Facebook

[Like] posts have taken over facebook. You see them religiously on young Black teens’ walls, and (less acceptable) they appear on 18 and 19 year-old pages. I see no other reason for such creations except various situations of low self-esteem. No one can blame young folks; as teenage years mark the beginning of partner relationships, […]

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NAACP urges minorities to get to polls in 2012

NAACP urges minorities to get to polls in 2012 Associated Press (via USA Today) | July 27, 2011 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP plans a big push to increase minority turnout in the 2012 elections, hoping to gain political influence and turn back what the civil rights group says are efforts in various states to […]

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The Choices We Make

The question I have for people in our community is “what will it take to save our youth from making those mistakes that can deny them of a brighter future?” When I was 14 years old I had a chance to get my first taste of the neighborhood or “hood” as it is so often […]

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Co-Valedictorian Alleges Discrimination

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MSNBC | July 27, 2011 A former high school student alleges an Arkansas school district didn’t want an African American as the sole valedictorian.

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New training is only a band-aid for police brutality

New training is only a band-aid for police brutality Monique W. Morris, The Grio | July 27, 2011 The tensions between law enforcement and community are high in cities across the country where there have been a number of police involved shootings this year. The relationship has been strained for decades, where incidents of police […]

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