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‘World of Money’ teaches dollars and sense to black youth

‘World of Money’ teaches dollars and sense to black youth Michelle Balani, The Grio | August 11, 2011 Many adults never quite master the concept of managing their finances but several New York City youngsters are now one step closer to becoming well versed in the language of money. They are all graduates of three week […]

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HIV Epidemic Growing Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

HIV Epidemic Growing Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men Kai Wright, Colorlines | August 5, 2011 Young black gay and bisexual men are the only population in the U.S. in which the pace of HIV’s spread is increasing, according to a startling study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday. CDC researchers […]

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Sex education classes now required for city’s public middle and high schools

Sex education classes now required for city’s public middle and high schools RACHEL MONAHAN and RICH SCHAPIRO, New York Daily News | August 11, 2011 Sex ed classes will be required in all of the city’s public middle and high schools this school year for the first time in almost two decades, officials revealed Tuesday.The new mandate calls […]

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Philly Mayor Imposes Curfew to Stop Flash Mobs

Philly Mayor Imposes Curfew to Stop Flash Mobs Larry Miller, Philadelphia Tribune (via New America Media) | August 9, 2011 PHILADELPHIA — During an early afternoon press conference on the growing problem of mobs of African-American teens assaulting pedestrians, Mayor Michael Nutter announced further details of the city’s plan to crack down on the violence […]

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To be young, gifted, black and unemployed

To be young, gifted, black and unemployed Vent Casey III, The Grio | August 7, 2011 Are the long-term unemployed locked out of the workforce? It seems that way. As the debt ceiling and budget battle between Republicans in Congress and President Obama recedes, Democrats are attempting a tactical pivot to the jobs issue. Many of us believe […]

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Why Are So Few Young Men of Color Graduating High School?

Why Are So Few Young Men of Color Graduating High School? Jorge Rivas, Colorlines | July 27, 2011 There’s a new way to look at data released earlier this summer on the challenges young men of color face in school. Earlier this summer, the College Board released a new report that offers more detailed insight into what […]

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10-year-old ‘workout kid’ teaches fitness

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The Grio | July 26, 2011 C.J. Senter, also known as the “workout kid” is a 10-year-old fitness guru who has trained older kids and even produced his own fitness DVD.

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People of Color are Leading YouTube’s Growth

People of Color are Leading YouTube’s Growth Jorge Rivas, Colorlines | July 28, 2011 Black and Latino users are the most active video consumers online, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The report found more people are using video-sharing sites. Overall, 69 percent of white Internet users […]

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NAACP urges minorities to get to polls in 2012

NAACP urges minorities to get to polls in 2012 Associated Press (via USA Today) | July 27, 2011 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP plans a big push to increase minority turnout in the 2012 elections, hoping to gain political influence and turn back what the civil rights group says are efforts in various states to […]

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Co-Valedictorian Alleges Discrimination

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MSNBC | July 27, 2011 A former high school student alleges an Arkansas school district didn’t want an African American as the sole valedictorian.

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