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Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: July 8-15

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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Lauryn Hill Is Facing PRISON TIME; Where did it all go wrong?

The endless downward spiral of Lauryn Hill continues; L-Boogie is now in the crosshairs of the IRS; accused of tax evasion. If convicted, homegirl faces a $300,000 fine and significant time in prison. Where in the bloody hell did it all go so very, very wrong?

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Monday Is Memorial Day…But Saturday is MILES DAVIS DAY; Happy Birthday to a Legend

For a music nerd such as myself, May 26 is all about Miles Davis. Happy B-Day to a LEGEND. Do yourself a favor this holiday weekend and pick up a copy of any one of his countless classics this weekend. What’s your favorite Miles Davis album?

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Autopsy Reveals THC in Trayvon Martin’s System; Why Is This Relevant?

Trayvon Martin’s autopsy results reportedly show trace amounts of THC in his system at the time of his death, and that he was shot from close range. What the autopsy doesn’t explain is why he was stalked, harrassed, and murdered. Go figure.

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Donna Summer Dead at 63

Disco legend Donna Summer has died today after a long battle with cancer. She was 63. What’s your favorite Donna Summer song?

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Is It Okay to Drug Test Welfare Recipients?

On Monday Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a bill that would require applicants for welfare to be tested for drugs. Are such laws providing real solutions to real problems, or is this the byproduct of a war on our nation’s poor, and a violation of the 4th amendment?

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Racists Hack Trayvon Martin’s Email and Social Media Accounts; Find Nothing Relevant…

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White supremacists have hacked into Trayvon Martin’s email and social media accounts, and posted the contents online. The results of the hacks paint a picture of a fairly average, college-bound teenager; not some delinquent gangster that deserved to die.

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Geraldo Rivera’s Idiotic Rant: ‘Trayvon’s Hoodie Is As Responsible for His Death as George Zimmerman’

Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera is under fire after asserting that Trayvon Martin’s hoodie is as much to blame for his death as George Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who pulled the trigger. Missing the point doesn’t even begin to explain this kind of ignorance…

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R.I.P. The Notorious B.I.G., Hip Hop’s Greatest Emcee

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the untimely death of Hip Hop’s greatest emcee, The Notorious B.IG. Take a moment and check out some classic Biggie videos at BlackYouthProject.com! What’s your favorite Biggie song?

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MISSY ELLIOT’s Top Ten Greatest Music Videos

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot crafted some of the freakiest, stankiest, dirtiest, weirdest, most memorable music videos of the 1990’s and 2000’s. Missy’s music was always just as unique, innovative and bizarre as her visual presentation. Check out my list of the greatest Missy Elliot music videos of all time at BlackYouthProject.com!

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