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Black Youth in the News: March 26 – April 1

Prop. 8 group pitted blacks, Latinos against gays
Carolyn Lockhead, SF Gate, 3/28/12

“The National Organization for Marriage’s documents, released Monday by a federal judge in Maine, said its strategies were modeled on the “techniques and arguments developed in the big victory last year in California,” where voters approved Proposition 8.

The documents describe a strategy to make opposition to same-sex marriage “a key badge of Latino identity” and “a badge of youth rebellion to conformist assimilation to the bad side of ‘Anglo’ culture.”

The group’s goal, according to the documents, is to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks – two key Democratic constituencies,” and find “glamorous, young Latinos and Latinas, especially artists, actors, musicians, athletes, writers and other celebrities willing to stand up for marriage.”

 
Other Stories:

Black law students at Harvard remember Trayvon Martin
Patrick Rosso, Town Correspondent, 3/26/12

We want justice for Trayvon’: University of New Haven marchers join call for arrest of shooter
Susan Misur, New Haven Register, , 3/26/12

Multicultural Fair promotes diversity through awareness
Mary Anne Shults, The Lariat, 3/26/12

Protests grow as new details emerge in black teen’s killing
Rene Lynch, LA Times, 3/27/12

Juvenile Justice Problem and Recommendations Presented to Washington State Supreme Court on March 
Staff Writer, Washington Courts News, 3/27/12

Young black men need our help
Staff Writer, Daily Press, 3/27/12

Local Youth Hero Recognized
Staff Writer, Black Voice News, 3/29/12

Illinois youth remember slained Florida teen
Wendell Hutson, Chicago City Hall Examiner, 3/30/12

Summer Job Opportunities
Staff writer, Milwaukee Courier, 3/31/12

Young black males: Endangered species
Staff Writer, Battle Creek Enquirer, 4/1/12

Young black women: Know your potential
Gene Hall, Tallahassee, 4/1/12

Problem or progress? White student leads black club at N. Virginia high school
Ian Shapira, Washington Post, 4/1/12

Chicago rally brings attention to youth murders
Evelyn Holmes, ABC News, 4/1/12