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Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: August 27 – September 2

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.

Debate continues on holding students back
Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 8/27/12

NAACP youths receive lesson from older generation
Patrick Rosso, Boston Globe, 8/28/12

At a black middle-class picnic in D.C., racism in election campaign hardly goes unnoticed
Courtland Milloy, The Washington Post, 8/29/12

Forest provides environmental education to area youth
Rapid City Journal, Staff Writer, 8/30/12

‘Has SA failed to protect its youth?’
OLEBOGENG MOLATLHWA, Sowetan Live, 8/31/12

Charity runway event to benefit local foster youth
Kristin Thebaud, Sacramento Press, 8/31/12

Symposium examines high drop-out rate among black male college students
Micah Green, The Dispatch

California students show gains in English, math on state tests
Howard Blume, LA Times, 9/1/12

Memphis Juvenile Court Reforms Expected to Cost Millions
Beth Warren, The Commercial Appeal, 9/2/12

Cleveland’s NAACP chapter aims for new leadership, younger members, social media strategies
Stan Donaldson, The Plain Dealer, 9/2/12