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Monthly Archives: March 2012

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“If We Must Die”

“If  We Must Die” If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursed lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die So that our precious blood may not be shed […]

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VIDEO: Obama on Trayvon Martin: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”

President Obama has finally spoken out about the tragic shooting of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. The President stressed sadness and sympathy for the ordeal Martin’s family has been forced to endure, explaining “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. Watch the footage at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Trayvon Update: Sanford Police Chief Steps Down ‘Temporarily;’ Zimmerman Kicked Out Of College

Trayvon Martin UPDATE: Bill Lee Jr. has stepped down “temporarily” from his position as Sanford Police chief; Seminole State College has decided to expel now-former student George Zimmerman. But will the Martin family ever truly find justice for their son?

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The Voices of Those Who Are In Subcultures

If I could take all my parts with me when I go somewhere, and not have to say to one of them, “No, you stay home tonight, you won’t be welcome,” because Im going to an all white party where I can be gay, but not Black. Or I’m going to a Black poetry reading, […]

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LGBT Tolerance in the Black Community: Have We Turned our Backs?

When my mom first told me she was a lesbian, I was 16 years old and in my Junior year of high school. I remember she asked my older sister and me to come into the living room because she wanted to talk. She looked so serious and slightly concerned that my best guess was […]

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Deryl Dedmon Gets Life Sentence For Hate Crime Murder

White Mississippi teenager Deryl Dedmon has been sentenced to life in prison for murder and committing a hate crime, after running over 49 year-old James Craig Anderson with a pickup truck. Are you glad that justice was served in this case?

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Union Square rally exposes public tensions with police

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When Sybrina Fulton, proclaimed, “our son is your son,” to the crowd of protestors in Manhattan’s Union Square, she was speaking to the parents in the audience, she was speaking to humanity. Fulton and her ex-husband Travis Martin traveled to New York City from Sanford, Florida where their son, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot dead […]

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White Silence is the New Mob Violence

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This period of time is very telling for the future trajectory of America. In the last decade, we’ve seen the murder of countless unarmed, innocent Black men and women in cities all over the United States. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit. We’ve lost the precious lives of Sean Bell, Oscar […]

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In the wake of Trayvon, Mary Morton asks ‘When will we listen to Black Youth?’

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, a brand new op-ed from filmmaker Mary Morton asks the all-too-important question; When will we listen to Black Youth? How important is it that we create spaces for Black Youth to speak for themselves?

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A Letter to my Future Son

Dear Son, I want to start by apologizing to you. This is not the world I wanted you to be born into by any means. Your life won’t be easy and no amount of my love can change the way people will see you. And for that I apologize. I never wanted this for you. […]

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