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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Disciplining Our Youth

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By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 1:18 pm February 14, 2012 Education is a major source of concern in Black communities; they are understaffed and under resourced. Hence, our children are being gravely under served in perhaps the most important social institution. We are in the midst of a new wave of school reform in the nation and […]

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Hip Hop Lets the Mentally Excluded Speak Part 2

By Keantre Malone 1:00 pm February 14, 2012 America may have mentally excluded its children for two decades, but Generation Y has made it back to the center of public consciousness. Last week I spoke on the critical perspective of Kendrick Lamar–a partial result of the psychiatry and education partnership that eliminates children from “normal” […]

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NEW MUSIC: Nicki Minaj ‘Starships’

After delivering a jaw-dropping (and wtf-inducing) Grammy performance last Sunday, Nicki Minaj aims for radio ubiquity with her new single. Check out her new track “Starships” be

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A Critique Of Black History Month

By edward 2:37 am February 14, 2012 Why is black history celebrated during the month of February? Because it’s the shortest month of the year. This joke has circulated in black communities for several years, and the cynicism embedded in it is telling. It points to a web of frustration, resignation and resentment which rarely […]

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Black Policeman, Shot 28 Times by 4 Chicago Cops, Found Guilty of Attempted Murder?

By jasiri x 11:58 am February 13, 2012 Shockingly, Howard Morgan, a former police officer, was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 Chicago cops that shot him 28 times (21 times in his back). Mr. Morgan miraculously lived and was acquitted in 2007 on two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and […]

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The Voice: Remembering Whitney Houston (1963 — 2012)

By Summer M. 8:40 am February 13, 2012 The Voice. When one is colloquially known as such, it becomes easy to forget that such sound emanates from inside a human being. The Voice. A disembodied moniker. So spectacularly general, simply an article and noun sans the dressing of more instructive, clarifying wording: “of reason” or […]

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Weekly News Round-Up: Feb. 6-12

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:57 pm February 12, 2012 Continuing education main theme during black history tribute Julie E. Greene, Herald Mail, 2/6/12 Flying club inspires youth to soar Renée C. Lee, Chron News, 2/7/12 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Fighting Stigma and Marginalization Ernest Hopkins, Huffington Post, 2/7/12 Black church reaches out to gay, transgender […]

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Earl is Back. And how?

By Asha 2:39 pm February 10, 2012 After two year’s hiatus, 17-year old “prodigy” of rap group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA), launched his twitter account, announcing that Earl Sweatshirt is “home.” Shortly after, a youtube video with a snippet of an unheard track featured Sweatshirt demanding 50,000 followers on twitter within […]

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California’s Marriage Battle, The Black Church and Remnants of Homophobia

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 9:00 am February 10, 2012 In California, the fight for equality in marriage continues. Even though I have conflicting thoughts about marriage in general, I still believe that homophobia and intolerance is what drives decisions like prob 8. These issues as we all know, are nothing new. And many of the remnants of homophobia […]

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Brandon White, ATL Gay-Bashing Victim, Speaks Out!

20 year-old gay man Brandon White has finally spoken out after a viral video of him being brutally gay-bashed by three men spread like wildfire across the internet this week. Check out his press conference at BlackYouthProject.com!

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