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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Supreme Court Will Hear Case Challenging Affirmative Action

Today the Supreme Court announced they will once again hear a case challenging the constitutionality of Affirmative Action, this time regarding the consideration of race in the admissions process at the University of Texas at Austin. Are you worried by this news?

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Rihanna and Chris Brown Release ‘Birthday Cake (remix),’ and the internet explodes…

Rihanna set off a firestorm of controversy last night when a remix of RiRi’s Talk That Talk mini-song “Birthday Cake” leaked, featuring none other than former boyfriend Chris Brown. So is it RiRi’s prerogative, or is she setting a bad example for young women?

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Chicago Charter School Fines Students for Untied Shoelaces and Chewing Gum?!

Students at Chicago-based charter school network Noble Street College Prep are charged fines for seemingly minor infractions like using a cell phone or having untied shoelaces. The school say they’ve cut down on larger infractions; critics say it’s inappropriate. What do you think?

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Jesus, The Community Activist

By edward 7:44 am February 21, 2012 Today I would like to talk about a very simple subject-conflict-and Jesus, the community activist. Although these concepts may seem diametrically opposed; Black liberation theology tells us that Jesus Christ was a community activist. Many of my self-proclaimed “educated” brethren consider themselves to be above religious teachings, especially […]

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White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word in Class; Suing Chicago Public Schools

A white school teacher Lincoln Brown is suing Chicago Public Schools after he was suspended for using the n-word in front of his sixth grade class, claiming he was simply engage his students on the history and implications of the word. Was he in the wrong? Sound off below!

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The Incredible Adventures of Jasiri X

By jasiri x 1:27 pm February 20, 2012 I just got back yesterday from a 9 day trip to the West Coast that was one of the most productive, fun, and painful journeys I’ve ever experienced.  It started on February 10th in Portland, Oregon at Portland’s Sixth Annual Youth Summit. I was blessed to be […]

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Black Youth in the News: Feb. 13-17

Our weekly round-up of news related directly or indirectly to issues impacting the lives of young Black people. February 13-17, 2012

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Color Of Change Calls For Firing of XXL Magazine CEO Over Too $hort’s ‘Fatherly Advice’

Color of Change is now calling for the firing of XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten over Too $hort’s outrageous and inappropriate ‘advice’ to young men, and they need your help. Learn more about their online petition at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Spilling Whitney’s Tea Redux

By Summer M. 9:25 am February 20, 2012 Since I have done nothing but act like my mother’s child and mourn the passing of Whitney Houston for the last 10 days, I knew today’s post would be a return, in some way, to The Voice. Early last week, I had resolved to write a fun, […]

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The Problem with Speeches from “Great” Leaders

By Aaron @Talley_Marked 12:01 pm February 17, 2012 I’ve gotten the chance to hear a few speeches from a few “great” leaders of today, and I have a slight reservation about what I’ve been hearing. If you ask me, there are two types of great leaders and they give two types of great speeches. The first […]

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