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New TV One Series Aims To Help Find Black Missing Persons

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Why is there such finite media attention paid to missing Black people? Are our lives somehow less valuable? TV One is hoping to counteract this with their brand new show, “Find Our Missing,” set to premiere tonight at 10pm ET. Check out a preview at BlackYouthProject.com! Why does the mainstream media spend so little time on Black missing persons?

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Love and Hip Hop and Black Women in the Entertainment Industry

Watching Love & Hip Hop the past couple weeks has brought several questions to mind. As a Black woman in the entertainment industry, I have looked up to Yandy Smith and Mona Scott-Young as positive examples of what it means to be a driven career woman. The lack of women of color in power positions […]

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Why We Oppose SOPA

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Anyone who creates or consumes content on the internet should be outraged by the possibility of SOPA being passed, as it would completely undermine the freedom with which we share information online. SOPA must be stopped. Learn more about this terrible bill, and what you can do to help, at BlackYouthProject.com / @BlackYouthProj

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REPORT: Black Unemployment MUCH HIGHER Than National Average

A new report by UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education finds that throughout 2011 unemployment amongst African Americans hovered between 15 and 16 percent, while falling below 9 percent for the rest of the population. Why has the Black unemployment rate remained so high?

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Home Ownership and Community Ties

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Growing up in East Cleveland, everyone on my block lived in a house that was owned by the family. It was comforting to have a home to grow up in and to have stable neighbors who acted as extended family. I realize now that home ownership contributed to personal investment in the community, which allowed […]

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White Principal Tells Black Students They Tested Worse Than Whites!

The principal of Germantown High School in Memphis, Tennessee is in hot water today after announcing to his students the results of standardized state test scores, breaking them down by race and socioeconomic status. The results made Black students appear “less smart” than their white counterparts. What do you think were the principals intentions? Could this ever be appropriate?

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Kendrick Lamar: The Young Prince of Hip-Hop

In an age of nihilism, superficiality, hypersexuality, and faux masculinity; Kendrick Lamar bucks the trends more than Dennis Rodman’s hairstyles. The 24 yeard old Compton emcee builds on the tradition of Tupac before Death Row Records, and tells stories of Generation Y drug addiction, overthrowing unjust government systems, and trying to stay neutral in a […]

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The Kind of N_gg_ I Like; thinking about the unparalleled linguistics of Hip-Hop

No matter how many times Black leaders condemn the term n#gg$r, and its derivatives, rappers continue to tote it in their songs. Much to their boldness, saying it once is not enough. This is the era postdating countless attempts to curb use of the n-word, yet a listener will hear it at least 20 times […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Round-Up: Jan. 9-16

Youth Center Helps Empower Teens Kristi Pihl, The News Tribune, 1/9/12 White teens with noose threaten black student Jeremy Detter, HDR News, 1/10/12 Fair punishment? Racial disparities in school suspensions Maggie Gordon, Stamford Advocate, 1/10/12 LGBT National Black Justice Coalition calls for hate-crime investigation in FAMU hazing death Steve Rothaus, GS Florida, 1/11/12 Are students […]

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Never Forget: The US Government Conspired to Kill Martin Luther King

THE COURT: In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes. In 1977 […]

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