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Monthly Archives: June 2012

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The Other Power for People-Of-Color

Every morning I feel like I’m arming myself; iPod, tablet, iPhone are the necessary resources for the day-to-day. All day long, the individual in traffic moves around the city with other people in motion. While things continue in the cycle we are constantly checking ourselves into large databases; including Facebook, Gmail, even twitter (especially when […]

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Adidas CANCELS ‘Shackle’ Shoe Design

Today, Adidas announced that they are canceling plans to sell the controversial “shackle” shoe, which many descried as racially insensitive. What do you think of their apology? Was the shoe design simply “quirky” and “lighthearted,” or attempting to commercialize slavery?

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Happy Juneteenth!

Today is Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day!

Started in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth is a celebration of the abolition of slavery. 41 states recognize Juneteenth. How will you commemorate?

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REPORT: More African American Parents Turning to Homeschooling

According to The National Home Education Research Institute, more African American parents are choosing to homeschool their children. Is this the antidote to the public school crisis? Can homeschooling positively impact black youth?

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Adidas Defends Shackle Shoe Design

Last week, Adidas announced that its JS Roundhouse Mid would be available on June 14. The problem? The shoe features shackles, which have caused many to suggest that it is not-so-subtle reference to slavery. Should they pull the shoe?

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Silence is Golden: NYC’s Historic March to End Stop and Frisk

Ramarley Graham’s Father, Franclot Graham greets Hip-Hop Artist Jasiri X (Photo by Paradise Gray) Dick Gregory Speaks on Why He Marched to End Stop and Frisk  I woke up at 5:00am Sunday morning in Chicago to get to the airport for my early morning flight to New York City, cause there was no was I […]

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Thousands March In Silent Protest of NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” Program

A silent march in New York City yesterday afternoon brought thousands into the streets to protest the NYPD’s controversial “Stop and Frisk” Program. Activists and opponents of the program say the program is racist, ineffective and abusive.

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George Zimmerman’s Bank Records Show Large Transfers of Money

Prosecutors have released 34 pages of records attesting to their assertion that George Zimmerman and his wife lied to investigators about their financial situation. The records detail large transfers of money to and from his bank account during the time he was charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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On the Death of Rodney King

The most sobering moment in Paul Beatty’s satirical novel, The White Boy Shuffle (1996) occurs just before the L.A. Riots are about to begin. The book’s protagonist, Gunnar Kaufman and his best friend Nicholas Scoby are on their way home from a strangely long basketball practice. During their walk, Gunnar immediately senses something different happening in his […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: June 11-17

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. White student returns scholarship intended for blacks Dayna Straehley, The Press-Enterprise, […]

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