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Weekly News Roundup

THE WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Black Youth in the News, April 9-14

Why black America is screaming ‘I am
Trayvon Martin’

Pete Samson, The Sun, 4/10/12

“Another black youth shot dead on the streets of America.

In 2010 there were nearly 8,775 murders with guns in the country, compared with just 51 in the UK.

But police responding to the shooting of unarmed Trayvon Martin, 17, six weeks ago were unaware that the case would cause an earthquake of controversy across the country.

The cracks created have burst apart delicate racial divisions and sparked the worst racial tensions seen in the US for 20 years.”

Read more at TheSun.com

Other Stories:

Stop killing black kids
Staff Writer, The Salon, 4/9/12

Race-specific groups take aim at academic disparity
Daarel Burnette II, Star Tribune, 4/9/12

40% of school suspensions are for `defiance’
Christina Hoag, The Associated Press, 4/9/12

New group hopes to develop youth interest in issues
Tay Suan Chiang, Straight Times, 4/11/12

Young Blacks More Optimistic About Race Relations
Benjamin F. Chavis, The Seattle Medium, 4/11/12

Black people more likely to be jobless in Britain than US, research reveals
Randeep Ramesh, The Guardian, 4/12/12

African American Studies experts gather for three-day summit
Jessica Floum, The Daily Northwestern, 4/13/12

Shoot First: Far-reaching case
Staff Writer, The Charleston Gazette, 4/13/12


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