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“YouthBuild’s Got Talent” Video Contest


By Leigh 2:25 pm June 20, 2011 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 […]

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


By Leigh 10:05 am June 17, 2011 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 […]

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Obama a terrorist? Lupe Fiasco on politics and music


By Leigh 3:51 pm June 9, 2011 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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By Leigh 5:05 pm June 8, 2011 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)


By Leigh 4:25 pm June 7, 2011 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 […]

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Black Generation Gap Video: Changing Views of Racism

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By Leigh 1:18 pm June 6, 2011 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


By Leigh 12:00 pm June 3, 2011 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 […]

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

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By Leigh 10:23 am June 2, 2011 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 […]

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New Documentary, “Dark Girls,” Explores Racial Bias


By Leigh 2:27 pm May 26, 2011 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 […]

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Priceless Gown Project Sends Girls to Prom in Dream Dresses


By Leigh 4:51 pm May 23, 2011 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, […]

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