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Black History Spotlight: ASSATA SHAKUR

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Assata Shakur fought for justice and freedom as a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Movement, before being falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Assata escaped from prison on November 2nd, 1979 and eventually found her way to Cuba. She is a true revolutionary.

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Black History Spotlight: The Poetry of Langston Hughes

Emerging during the Harlem Rennaisance, Langston Hughes is one of the most important poetic voices of the 20th century. Honor his legacy today by checking out a few of his classic poems below, read by the man himself. “I, Too,” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and more! What is your favorite Hughes poem?

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Black History Spotlight: Harriet Tubman

Black History Spotlight: In her day, Harriet Tubman was hands down THE baddest woman on the planet.Imagine escaping slavery – literal bondage – only to turn around and risk life and limb journeying back into the South repeatedly, saving 70 people over the course of 13 trips deep into the belly of the beast.

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Nicki Minaj’s ‘Stupid Hoe’ Video BANNED By BET

BET has officially banned Nicki Minaj’s new music video “Stupid Hoe” from the airwaves. Watch it for yourself at BlackYouthProject.com. Does it really deserve to be banned?

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Tennessee Tea Partiers Want to REMOVE Slavery, Genocide from Text Books!

Earlier this month, the Tennessee Tea Party presented a proposal to state legislatures that would literally rewrite history, airbrushing or removing all together topics such as slavery and genocide from school text books! The experiences of minority groups througout American history are already way too hard to come by in classrooms across the country; now they want to get rid of them altogether?!

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New TV One Series Aims To Help Find Black Missing Persons

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Why is there such finite media attention paid to missing Black people? Are our lives somehow less valuable? TV One is hoping to counteract this with their brand new show, “Find Our Missing,” set to premiere tonight at 10pm ET. Check out a preview at BlackYouthProject.com! Why does the mainstream media spend so little time on Black missing persons?

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Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr., and a Message to Black Youth

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As we approach the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday this coming Monday, remember that one of the greatest gifts Dr. King gave to the world was hope; the courage to believe that better, brighter days lay ahead for the faithful and committed. Be inspired by his legacy, but don’t be afraid of the power you possess to change our world for the better.

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STUDY: Black Boys Receive Less Attention, Harsher Punishments, and Lower Grades In School

According to a recent study conducted by the Yale University Child Study Center, Black boys recieve less attention, harsher punishments, and lower grades in school than their White counterparts. This trend persists from kindergarten all the way through college, regardless of socioeconomic status. What can we do to fight these trends?

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VIDEO: Police Officer Punches Special Needs Woman in the Face!

In Bellflower, California, an unarmed, special needs woman was asked by police officers to exit a city bus. When she refused, the male officer punched her in the face. And the entire incident was caught on tape! Check out the footage at BlackYouthProject.com. How can this kind of force ever be justified on an unarmed, special needs woman?

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Shit Natural Hair Girls Say; and the never-ending meme…

The relentless “Shit ___ Girls/Guys Say” meme continues on. And for now, I’d say they’re basically harmless. Anyone “offended” by this stuff needs to stop over-analyzing a bunch of fucking viral videos. Give your brain a rest, aight?

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