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What is Love?

I wonder if we should shift the way we talk about some things, the way we ask questions and thus learn about certain ideas; namely, love. I had a recent conversation with my little sister about boys, love and relationships. She wanted me to tell her what it means, what it feels like when you […]

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What Occupiers May Not Recognize

I just recently stumbled upon the tweet by the writer/comedian Elon James White that says, “Oh? The NYPD are treating you badly? Violent for no reason? Weird.” – Black People. At first I couldn’t help but laugh at the truth behind this simple statement and the nonchalant voice of “Black People” welcoming Americans, more specifically […]

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Obama 2012: The Billion Dollar Man

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The first TV ads have been launched by the Obama campaign to generate support for the 2012 election. It is estimated that the cost of his re-election bid could be somewhere between $750 million and $1 billion dollars. That is a lot of money. Especially for a country that is in such a stressful economic […]

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When the Invisible is Visualized, Stories that are Untold: Monica

I think it is important to capture the stories of people who very seldom have a voice. Even though I recognize my limited power in giving people a voice, I can still try (dammit). So every now and then when I hear a story that I feel people should hear, I will try to make […]

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Report: Nearly All Arrested NYC Students Are Black or Hispanic

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According to a recent report, an average of 1 New York City student is arrested per day. Of those arrested students, 88% are male, and 96 % are either Black or Hispanic! Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Free Lunch Program Surge Reflects Economic Distress

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According to a recent New York Times article, Free Lunch Programs are swelling with new participants nationwide, indicating rising levels of poverty and economic distress across the country. Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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VIDEO: Michael Jackson “Remember The Time”

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Check out the classic (John Singleton-directed) MJ video for “Remember The Time” at BlackYouthProject.com!

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The Power of Words

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In a time where words are abbreviated into consonants and symbols and three letters can signal an entire sentence, it becomes interesting to look at language in depth. Whether our ‘wyd’ for “what are you doing?” is a reflection of life lived on the go or a need for differentiation, our words and phrases change faster […]

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Where’s Africa? Don’t ask a Republican

Forget Jersey Shore and Snookie’s emotional rants. Forget Real Housewives of Atlanta and all of its ratcheness classiness. If I really want to get a good laugh these days I tune into a Republican Presidential Candidate debate. I try to take politics seriously but when you have so many clowns in the arena it’s hard […]

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Alabama’s Hate Bill Drags the State Back to it’s Ugly Past.

Che “Rhymefest” Smith and Jasiri X outside 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham (Photo by Paradise Gray) State Senator Scott Beason, one of the principle architects of Alabama’s anti-immigration bill HB56, is a racist. That’s not just my opinion, that’s what he was called by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson. Beason was a key witness […]

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