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Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Healing Our Relationships Take REAL Empathy

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Tribal relationships—unions of people that involve romance and creativity—are hard to maintain because of conflicting worldviews. What it means to be a man or womyn in love causes problems for many tribes because their demands and dreams clash without a middle ground. Since I’m raised to be a black male by other black males, my […]

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TJ Holmes Documents Getting Pulled Over by Police

News anchor and new BET talk show host TJ Holmes was pulled over yesterday just minutes away from his Atlanta home.

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17 year-old Olympian Lia Neal Wins Bronze Medal

17 year-old swimmer Lia Neal won a bronze medal as a member of the US 4×100-meter freestyle relay team on Saturday night!

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Democratic National Convention Adds Marriage Equality to Platform

The Democratic National Convention has confirmed its intention to include marriage equality as part of its platform.

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Lupe Fiasco on Obama Foreign Policy: Our President ‘Kills Little Children’

during a recent interview with Philly Hip Hop station Power 99, Fiasco essentially called President Obama a “baby killer,” insisting that drone attacks in the Middle East have cost countless civilian lives. Is Lupe out of line, or telling the truth?

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Stand With Black Youth; Take The BYP ACTION PLEDGE Today!

Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.   Enough is enough!   In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched, “The Pledge”. With “The Pledge”, we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and […]

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Why Intelligent Hip-Hop is Winning Right Now

Jasiri X after performing at the historic Apollo Theater (Photo by Paradise Gray) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a51LXpJ08Q It’s been a great last few weeks for fans of conscious Hip-Hop music. Nas just dropped “Life is Good”, which is universally being regarded as a modern day classic.  Killer Mike’s “R.A.P. Music” made several mid year lists for best album […]

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News Flash

New Research Suggests President Obama is the Descendant of Slaves

Today, the genealogy website Ancestry.com released research suggesting that President Barack Obama is the descendant of slaves–on his mother’s side. Thoughts on this latest journey into the POTUS’ heritage?

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An Olympic Kind of Election

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog to consider the following thoroughly silly inquiry: What if the presidential election were more like the Olympics? For reasons I may or may not share in a later blog, I very likely voted for the last time in 2008. I cannot, however, quit watching the Olympics with such ease. […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: July 23-28

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.

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