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Weekly News Roundup

Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: May 14 – 20

Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America.

Delegate warns of ‘black youth mobs’
Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun, 5/17/12

“A Baltimore County delegate said Wednesday that the governor should send in the Maryland State Police to control ‘roving mobs of black youths’ at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, prompting a colleague to label the message ‘race-baiting.’

Del. Patrick L. McDonough, a Republican whose district includes part of Harford County, distributed a news release with the headline: ‘Black Youth Mobs Terrorize Baltimore on Holidays.’ In it, McDonough said he had sent a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley urging him to use the state police to help prevent attacks and to declare the Inner Harbor area a ‘no-travel zone’ until safety can be guaranteed.”

Read more at BaltimoreSun.com

Other Stories

Journey for racial justice is not over
Eli Hager, The Washington Post, 5/13/12

Mall-based schools offer second chance for at-risk students
By Maureen Hayden, The Herald Bulletin, 5/13/12

Racism and infant mortality
Farah Stockman, The Boston Globe, 5/15/12

Youth acquiring vital skills
Staff Writer, The Advocate, 5/15/12

At Segregated Brooklyn School, Is It Race or Class?
Elbert Chu, New York Times, 5/15/12

1.5 MILLION AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS TO BE IMPACTED BY DOUBLING OF FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATE
Staff Writer, Seattle Medium, 5/16/12

No charges against police in student beating
CBS News, Staff Writer, 5/16/12

Second-grader Sean King gets in trouble for dressing in blackface as tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Meghan Neal, New York Daily News, 5/17/12

Student group formed to inspire, empower minorities
Jordan Ashley Baker, Gaston Gazette, 5/19/12

Police kill another Black youth
Terri Kay, Workers World, 5/19/12

Report: Juvenile Offenders Sentenced To Life Can Face Harsher Treatment Than Adults
Trymaine Lee, Huffington Post, 5/16/12

Study: Children From Black Immigrant Families on Rise
Doris Nhan, National Journal, 5/15/12