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

By Dallas @smarteys 12:00 pm July 31, 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 […]

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

By Leigh 2:55 pm July 29, 2011 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 […]

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10-year-old ‘workout kid’ teaches fitness


By Leigh 2:28 pm July 29, 2011 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

By Leigh 10:45 am July 29, 2011 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. […]

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About the Dorks on Facebook

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am July 28, 2011 [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 […]

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NAACP urges minorities to get to polls in 2012

By Leigh 10:14 am July 28, 2011 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 […]

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The Choices We Make

By sheldon 8:00 am July 28, 2011 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 […]

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Co-Valedictorian Alleges Discrimination

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By Leigh 3:51 pm July 27, 2011 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

By Leigh 3:35 pm July 27, 2011 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 […]

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