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“J. Edgar”: How Many Chapters of History Were Cut?

By Asha 1:40 pm January 3, 2012 From the persecution of the NAACP and Black Panthers to the brutal assassination of Fred Hampton, the FBI was very actively involved in the Civil Rights era oppression of blacks in the United States. “J. Edgar,” Clint Eastwood’s attempt at a non-controversial cinematic account of John Edgar Hoover’s […]

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New Documentary, ‘Soul Food Junkies’ : Is Soul Food Killing Us?

A thought-provoking new documentary delves into the longstanding and controversial relationship between the African American community and Soul Food. Check out the trailer for ‘Soul Food Junkies’ at BlackYouthProject.com! Is Soul Food killing our community?

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Rick Santorum Doesn’t Want to Give ‘Somebody Else’s Money’ To Black People

At a campaign stop in Iowa a couple days ago, Rick Santorum was asked a question about foreign aide, and inexplicably (or, strategically) singled out Black people as recipients of government assistance. Why do you think he singled out African Americans? Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Why The Whole World Is Watching

By jasiri x 4:28 pm January 2, 2012 #TheWholeWorldIsWatching by Jasiri X As the world becomes more politicized and more conscious about how those in power use and divide us, so goes popular culture in general. If you need verification check the New York Times recent article, “Social-Minded Hip-Hop Is Making a Comeback.” For those […]

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Pariah’s Pariah: A Review, a Critique

By Summer M. 10:33 am January 2, 2012 *Spoiler Alert* On Friday, Dee Rees’ much lauded independent film, Pariah will expand its release from four theaters to eleven, increasing the opportunity for many to view this incredibly important Focus Features release. Rees’ debut work has deservedly generated a deluge of critical praise, and should at the […]

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Weekly News Round-Up: Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:06 pm January 1, 2012 Del.school that taught black students faces sale Staff Writer, Canadian Business, 12/25/11 Kwanzaa begins Monday with celebration at Youngstown church Staff Writer, Vindy Times, 12/25/11 Top 10 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Successes of 2011 Marybeth Gasman, Huffington Post Kwanzaa Begins With An Appeal To Youth […]

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