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Survey Says…

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 to popular belief, we are more than the […]

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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

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 practical strangers that we shed a tear when […]

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Black and Latino Students Perform At Levels of 30 Years Ago

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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 Roundup

Weekly News Round-Up: Jan. 17-23

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 , California Watch, 1/16/12 Fighting Youth Violence in Wake […]

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What’s the State of the Hood?

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 100% of the blame on former President Bush, […]

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Clip of the Day

VIDEO: New Documentary ‘The Loving Story’ Trailer

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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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Events

#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

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 the impression one would get. Those 55 seconds […]

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