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About the Black Youth Project

The work of The Black Youth Project (BYP) is based on three basic concepts: knowledge, voice, and action.

KNOWLEDGE: We are committed to producing research about the ideas, attitudes, decision making, and lived experiences of black youth, especially as it relates to their political and civic engagement.

VOICE: Unlike any other organization, we amplify the perspectives of young black people daily without censorship or control. We have built a space on the Internet where black youth can speak for themselves about the issues that concern them.

ACTION: Informed with culturally-specific knowledge, we will work to mobilize black youth and their allies to make positive change and build the world within which they want to live.

BYP 100: Comprised of 100 black activists from across the country convened by the Black Youth Project to mobilize communities of color beyond electoral politics.

BlackYouthProject.com is a diverse online resource, divided into four main subsites: BYP BLOG, BYP RESEARCH, BYP 100 and BYP ACTION.