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Survey Says…

By tamara @tamaracg 1:00 pm January 25, 2012 Sparked by a study conducted in conjunction with the Kaiser Family Foundation, The Washington Post started a series of posts about Black women. This article is the first in the series. In the article, author Krissah Thompson reports that Black women are actually complex beings. That, contrary […]

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Obama’s State of the Union Proposals: Buffet Rule, Stay In School Initiative, More Work-Study Jobs

During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama laid out some relatively new proposals for boosting the economy, including the Buffet Rule, a “Stay in School” initiative, and Work-Study jobe! Tell us your thoughts on his address at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Our Souls When The Music Stops and the Paint Dries

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 24, 2012 The deaths of Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse were two traumatic events in my life. What’s interesting however, is that I’ve never met them, let alone have even a superficial conversation with them. Yet, there’s something about the artist-fan relationship that makes us feel so connected to […]

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Black and Latino Students Perform At Levels of 30 Years Ago


According to a recent report, the achievement gap between white teenagers and their minority counterparts continues to widen, with Black and Latino students performing at levels equal to or lower than those of 30 years ago. What will it take to close the achievement gap for minority students in America?

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Weekly News Round-Up: Jan. 17-23

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:25 pm January 23, 2012 High school principal apologises for black students are ‘less smart’ comments Staff Writer, Daily Mail, 1/17/12 African-American Students in Culinary Arts Program at Simeon Career Academy Look Forward to Careers Robin Robinson, FOX Chicago News, 1/19/12 Youth violence plagues California, but encouraging signs emerging Tia Ghose , […]

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What’s the State of the Hood?

By jasiri x 12:39 pm January 23, 2012 Tomorrow, President Barack Obama speaks to the nation in the annual State of the Union address, which got me thinking about  the state of our communities and neighborhoods. I know many of us are already swooning just from the President’s crooning at the Apollo or still putting […]

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VIDEO: New Documentary ‘The Loving Story’ Trailer


Check out the trailer for HBO’s upcoming documentary “The Loving Story,” about the landmark Loving v. Virginia case that ended interracial marriage bans in the United States in 1967.

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#BARACKTALK; State of the Union Watch Party + Panel TONIGHT!

Don’t miss #BARACKTALK 2012, an online State of the Union watch party and panel, set to go down Tuesday night during and after President Obama’s State of the Union address. The event, co-sponsored by The League of Young Voters, All Hip Hop, Rock The Vote, the Sierra Student Coalition, and The Black Youth Project, goes down tonight at 7:30PM EST.

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Obama Comes to Harlem

By Summer M. 9:13 am January 23, 2012 Late last week I caught a little flack for hatin’ on Obama’s incredibly brief rendition of the Rev. Al Green’s classic, “Let’s Stay Together.” I’m sure you’ve seen the clip. If not, here: I hear he gave a speech after hitting the falsetto. Of course, that’s not […]

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Test Broadcast Post


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