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Monthly Archives: March 2012

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STUDY: People Are Less Likely To Donate To Charities Assisting Black Youth

A recent study out of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania found that people are less inclined to donate money to charitable organizations that help Black youth, due to negative stereotypes.

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The Day Jay-Z Makes Laws

A republican who goes by Alan B. Wiliams decided to use lines from Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” recently. Something of a rapture has happened in Hip-Hop: no one can deny that any reference to an emcee’s lyrics (to inform policy) means that the realities of disadvantaged America are being represented. More importantly, the decision to include […]

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Department of Justice Launches Investigation into Shooting of Trayvon Martin

In the wake of growing national outrage, the Department of Justice announced last night that it will open an investigation on the killing of Trayvon Martin. The masses are speaking up; the Feds can no longer ignore this tragedy. WE WANT JUSTICE!

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English Teacher Tells Only Black Student To Read Hughes Poem ‘Blacker’

A Virginia High School teacher is under fire for asking the only Black student in her English class to read a Langston Hughes poem “blacker;” exclaiming “Blacker, Jordan – c’mon, blacker. I thought you were black.”

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Trayvon [VIDEO] – Jasiri X

Jasiri X tells the heartbreaking story of Trayvon Martin, a unarmed 17 yr old boy, who was shot and killed by Neighborhood Block Captain George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. George Zimmerman has to this date never been arrested or charged for the Murder of Trayvon. “Trayvon” was directed by Paradise Gray and co directed […]

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Black Youth in the News: March 12-18

Black Youth in the News: March 12-18 – “Persistent racial gaps shown in education data,” and other interesting stories at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Today in Post-Race History: A Modest Proposal

To: President Barack Obama cc: Attorney General Eric Holder cc: GOP Presidential Candidates Dear Mr. President: I hope this letter finds you well. With the Republican race looking more and more like the Real Housewives of something and March Madness in full swing (sorry about your bracket), I imagine that your spirits are rather high. I hope […]

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Do We Really Know How to Talk About Racism?

I often hear that as a society we need to learn to confront racism and talk about both race and racism head-on, but sometimes I wonder if any of us really know how to talk about racism. And I don’t mean in the academic way that delineates the effects of racism in its many different […]

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Women’s Her-story Moment: Why Do Black Women Swoon over President Barack Obama? Desperation?

Now that it is Women’s Her-story month I thought I would stoke the fires with a blog about something many black women would have a problem with, but something I need to write and have been thinking about for some time . . . our love for President Barack Obama. Perhaps, not love, but our […]

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SIGN THIS PETITION, Calling for the Prosecution of Trayvon Martin’s Killer

It is absolutely unacceptable and outrageous that Trayvon Martin’s killer has not at the very least been charged with a crime in the wake of this young man’s tragic death. SIGN THIS PETITION, Calling for the Prosecution of Trayvon Martin’s killer!

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