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“YouthBuild’s Got Talent” Video Contest

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The national organization held a video contest for students to show their love for YouthBuild through 90-second videos.  Below is the winning group’s video.  Click here to watch the runner up video. About YouthBuild: YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, […]

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Happy 40th Birthday, Tupac Shakur! What’s Your Favorite Tupac Song?

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Yesterday, hip-hop fans across the world celebrated what would have been the legendary rapper’s 40th birthday.  Killed in 1997 in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting, Tupac’s death remains unsolved to this day.  The rapper has sold over 75 million records worldwide, with 6 of his 10 albums released posthumously. Here is one our favorite Tupac […]

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Obama a terrorist? Lupe Fiasco on politics and music

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CBS News | June 7, 2011 Rapper, producer Lupe Fiasco is not shy about offering his political views. “My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America,” the rapper stated on “What’s Trending.”  (Read more)

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Detroit to Close School for Girls

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MSNBC | June 7, 2011 Asenath Andrews, principal of the Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit, talks with Rachel Maddow about the city’s plan to close a school for students who are pregnant or with a small child.

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The Prep School Negro (Trailer)

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Film website | Extended version premieres June 9, 2011 About the film: André Robert Lee and his sister grew up in the ghettos of Philadelphia. Their mother struggled to support them by putting strings in the waistbands of track pants and swimsuits in a local factory. When Andre was 14 years old, he received what […]

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Black Generation Gap Video: Changing Views of Racism

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The Root | June 6, 2011 The Root took to the streets of D.C. to see if the premise of a new book is true: that younger blacks are more optimistic in the face of racism.

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The Battle Over School Integration

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CNN (via Huffington Post) | June 1, 2011 The debate over segregation continues at one of the nation’s top schools after the principal received the following message: integrate or lose funding. According to CNN , Connecticut’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School, which boasts a 100 percent graduation rate, was at risk of being closed if they failed to […]

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“How can you ignore, we’re dying at the door?” – SOUTH SIDE TRAUMA CENTER NOW!

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FLY | May 24, 2011 Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY) “Trauma Center Track” about our campaign to get a level 1 trauma center at the U of C Medical Center because the south side currently has NONE and the U of C receives THE MOST tax breaks of any south side hospital while providing […]

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New Documentary, “Dark Girls,” Explores Racial Bias

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Clips from the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color—particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture. Directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry Produced by Bill Duke for Duke Media and D. Channsin Berry for Urban Winter Entertainment Co-Produced by Bradinn French Edited by Bradinn […]

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Priceless Gown Project Sends Girls to Prom in Dream Dresses

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NBC Nightly News | May 20, 2011 In Baltimore, Md., The Priceless Gown Project is making Prom dreams a reality.  The project boutique gave away free dresses to over 500 young ladies who otherwise may not have been able to finance their dream gown. A unique shopping experience, the ladies are paired with a personal […]

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