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Welcome to the Black Youth Project

Welcome!  Today marks the official launch of the new Black Youth Project website.  Here you will find blogs, our rap lyrics database, news articles, reports, curriculum and much more.  Click here to read the official press release and here to watch a video, both of which give an overview of what we offer on this […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of November 2, 2009 – November 8, 2009

College Campaigns for Values Bill Maxwell, St. Petersburg Times, November 8, 2009 Food Stamps: A Canary in the Coal Mine? Douglas C. Lyons, Sun Sentinel, November 7, 2009 ACLU Sues County Over Graduation Rate Mark Freeman, Sun Sentinel, November 6, 2009 Black Students Told to Act Like Slaves United Press International, November 6, 2009 Social […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of October 26, 2009 – November 1, 2009

Boston Still Vexed by School Busing Justin A. Rice, Washington Times, November 1, 2009 Recruitment effort for mentors kicks off in Cleveland with Susan Taylors Margaret Bernstein, Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 31, 2009 Study links girls’ body size to sexual behavior David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 31, 2009 As bench marks get raised, more schools […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of October 19, 2009 to October 25, 2009

Ford’s Insensitivity and Ignorance Bill Maxwell, St. Petersburg Times, October 25, 2009 Summit Series Targets Achievement Gap; Richardson Will Host Private Talks Journal Staff Report, Albuquerque Journal, October 24, 2009 LR district studies survival ideas if desegregation aid cut Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, October 24, 2009 Forum looks at minority youths in justice system Matthew […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of October 12, 2009 to October 18, 2009

ACLU: DeSoto Country Retaliating Against Student Shelia Byrd, Biloxi Sun Herald, October 19, 2009 Making the Grade Isn’t About Race. It’s About Parents. Patrick Welsh, Washington Post, October 18, 2009 Official: Black Colleges ‘Stuck in Survive’ Jordan Blum, The Advocate, October 17, 2009 Small Steps, Not Big Leaps to Help Pinellas’ Black Students Ron Matus […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of October 5, 2009 to October 11, 2009

Inner-city L.A. hungers for good grocery stores Daniel B. Wood, The Christian Science Monitor, October 10, 2009 Merit of Stop-Frisk Law at Issue Colleen Long, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 9, 2009 Schools Cited on Discipline of Minority Special-Ed Students Holly Prestidge, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 9, 2009 Two ways Chicago can curb its youth violence epidemic Amanda […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of September 28, 2009 to October 4, 2009

Campus Magnet standout Nmesoma Okafor wrongly arrested for murder in case of mistaken identity Mark Lelinwalla, Mitch Abramson and Larry McShane, Daily News,  October 3, 2009 Iowa City Council puts juvenile curfew on hold Gregg Hennigan, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), September 30, 2009 Honor student beaten to death: Can Chicago curb youth violence? Amanda […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of September 21, 2009 to September 27, 2009

Belleville protest, counter-protest, over bus attack Blythe Bernard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 27, 2009 Northwestern med school takes different look at preventing violence Rex W. Huppke, Chicago Tribune, September 23, 2009 Chicago school violence: District rushes to put anti-violence plan in place as gunfire claims new victims Azam Ahmed, Chicago Tribune, September 22, 2009

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of September 14, 2009 to September 20, 2009

Feeling Foreign in Their Own Country Samantha Honken, The Daily Iowan, September 14, 2009

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of September 7, 2009 to September 13, 2009

Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth? States News Service, September 9, 2009

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