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Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Happy MLK Day

*Hey folks. This post just magically disappeared a few hours ago. I’m doing my best to repost as I remember.* As the Monday blogger, each year I post something related to MLK Day. Generally, I say something totally inappropriate and nearly blasphemous. I’ve ranted about the lack of sales during MLK weekend; I’ve suggested what […]

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Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr., and a Message to Black Youth

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As we approach the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday this coming Monday, remember that one of the greatest gifts Dr. King gave to the world was hope; the courage to believe that better, brighter days lay ahead for the faithful and committed. Be inspired by his legacy, but don’t be afraid of the power you possess to change our world for the better.

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The New Media Revolution Within a Queer-Subculture: Martin Luther King and Visibility Through Video

In 1994, (when I was four years old) I remember the day that I moved in with my grandmother. The geographical context of my situation was found on the south side of Chicago in Marquette Park (67th Street), where my grandmother had owned a home for a couple of decades. 28 Years before this day […]

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VIDEO: Celebrities Discuss Growing Up Black and Latino

Check out this fascinating video about growing up Black and Latino. Among the topics discussed are stereotypes and prejudices, bilingualism, straddling two cultural identities, and discrimination in Hollywood (and society at large). It’s a very interesting and vital conversation. Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com!

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STUDY: Black Boys Receive Less Attention, Harsher Punishments, and Lower Grades In School

According to a recent study conducted by the Yale University Child Study Center, Black boys recieve less attention, harsher punishments, and lower grades in school than their White counterparts. This trend persists from kindergarten all the way through college, regardless of socioeconomic status. What can we do to fight these trends?

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The Myth of the Welfare Queen

I often find myself standing up for the “Welfare Queen”, a woman characterized by 8 children, lack of a job, and the manipulation to receive welfare payments. Republican model, Ronald Reagan, introduced the term Welfare Queen on a national level in 1976. In his presidential campaign, he described an unnamed woman from the South Side […]

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Is College the Solution or the Problem? Power, Privilege & The Academy

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“Why do we continue to invest our time, money, and intellectual works in the college and university system of the United States?” This is something I ask myself regularly. Is there any other way? What role do these institutions play in producing the inequalities we face as Black people in our country? Do we fully […]

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Apparently Ron Paul Deserves Our Votes…

You should be voting for Ron Paul. Yes, that Ron Paul. At least that’s what this article would have you believe. According to the author, Ron Paul has it right. He is a threat to the establishment with his revolutionary ideas about the war on drugs, so we’d do well not to be distracted by […]

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SIGN THIS PETITION: NBJC Calls For Hate Crime Investigation in FAMU Hazing Death

SIGN THIS PETITION: National Black Justice Coalition Calls For Hate Crime Investigation in FAMU Hazing Death. Learn more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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VIDEO: Police Officer Punches Special Needs Woman in the Face!

In Bellflower, California, an unarmed, special needs woman was asked by police officers to exit a city bus. When she refused, the male officer punched her in the face. And the entire incident was caught on tape! Check out the footage at BlackYouthProject.com. How can this kind of force ever be justified on an unarmed, special needs woman?

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