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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dutch Magazine: Rihanna is the ‘Ultimate N**ga B*tch’


A Dutch Magazine recently ran a story on Rihanna, framing the article around advising their readers on how to dress like an “ultimate nigga bitch.” Rihanna has already responded via Twitter, and homegirl does NOT mince words. Have the Dutch lost their freakin’ minds?! Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Apply for the Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellowship!


Echoing Green is proud to launch the inaugural Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellowship. Up to 8 promising social entrepreneurs with bold ideas will receive $70,000 in seed funding, strategic support, and a powerful community of Echoing Green and Open Society Foundation Fellows and Alumni over an 18 month fellowship. Learn more after the jump…

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Taking Control of Our Own Image

By jasiri x 3:42 pm December 19, 2011 Paradise Gray and Jasiri X with New Media All Star Zafir Muhammad This Thursday in Pittsburgh we had an incredible celebration, panel and concert as we commemorated the completion of our New Media Academy held in conjunction with the August Wilson Center and Heinz Endowments. We recognized […]

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Weekly News Round-Up: Dec. 12-19

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:51 pm December 19, 2011 Where gone the black man? Ali Sukhanver, PakistanObsever, 12/12/11 Student charged in connection to campus graffiti Jacob Demmitt, Red and Black News, 11/13/11 HistoricallyBlackCollegesand Universities in Post-RacialAmerica Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Chicago Mag, 12/14/11 DoJ Steps Up Oversight Of Juvenile Justice Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal, 11/14/11 Harry Thomas […]

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Maya Angelou Upset w/ Common for Using N-Word on Collaboration


According to the New York Post, poet Maya Angelou is upset with rapper Common for use of the “n-word” on his track “The Dreamer;” a song on which Ms. Angelou is a featured guest. Ms. Angelou had no idea such lyrics would be featured on the track. Should he have warned Ms. Angelou? Read more at BlackYouthProject.com

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Fightin’ Words: A Coda

By Summer M. 9:00 am December 19, 2011 I wanted to say a very quick something about two kinds of responses I noticed while reading about the Awkward Black Girl/Crunk Feminist Collective issue that I wrote about last week. As I read the comments to the letter, I realized that many of them fell into […]

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Soul legend Etta James is Terminally Ill; Doctor Asks for Our Prayers

According to recent reports, soul legend Etta James is terminally ill. Read more, and listen to Ms. James’ classic “At Last” at BlackYouthProject.com!

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My Top Ten Songs of 2011: Adele, Tyler the Creator, Rihanna, and MORE!


These tracks blew me away this year; some made me swoon, some made me want to get wasted, and others left me nursing a glass of whiskey alone in my apartment. All in all, it was a very good year. Check out my top ten favorite songs of 2011 at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Iyanla Vanzant’s Peace from Broken Pieces: Generational Curses, “I am my mother’s daughter, no, my mother is me!”

By Fallon 10:48 am December 16, 2011 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjpgeCKL2hg Let me begin by saying that I have a personal bias against what I have come to think of as Lifetime books. You know the kind of one hundred and twenty-page paperback book that once lay on the two for one entering sale’s table of Borders. Yes, […]

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Black Star Project and OSI Sponsor Historic Summit to Address Black Male Issues


The Black Star Project sponsored the International Black Male Achievement summit this past November, bringing together a massive community of individuals and organizations committed to transforming the lives of Black men and boys. Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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