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Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: October 1 – 7

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.

NAACP Continues War Against Tests And Education
Daniel Greenfield, Front Page Mag, 10/1/12

Education, if there’s anything more racist than that, it’s probably peanut butter or America. Sadly this will undoubtedly work, just as the lawsuit against the New York Fire Department’s racist test-based hiring practices worked.

On Thursday, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is filing a federal civil rights complaint, challenging the city’s admissions process for eight specialized high schools, including Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech.


Black center plays host to current, future students
Chris Morisse Vizza, The Boiler Station, 10/1/12

Study: Alcohol ads target black youths
Carla Caldwell, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 10/2/12

Black student allegedly hazed with noose in Wynne
Lindsey Tugman, Todays THV, 10/3/12

Law changes could close student discipline records
Associated Press, Staff Writer, 10/3/12

Black Pride, then and now
Staff Writer, Dallas Voice, 10/4/12

Theater production shows youth results of their actions
Matthew Saxton, Midland Reporter Telegram, 10/5/12

Despite decline in youth violence, concern remains
Cleve R. Wootson, Charlotte Observer, 10/6/12

Community struggles to address a complex issue: youth violence
Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer, 10/7/12

Students from segregated Montgomery County schools reunite
Lynh Bui, Washington Post, 10/7/12