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The future of youth activism

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BYP100′s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers recently joined MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry. The two discuss the goals of the Black Youth Project 100, and the importance of youth activism. 

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Black Men: ‘I’m tired of feeling like someone’s enemy’

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The following post is from The Root. It was written by The Root Staff. By: The Root Staff (Editor’s note: We began this summer with a commemoration of Freedom Summer, 50 years after blood was shed on Southern soil to insure our inalienable right to vote as citizens of these United States. We end this summer […]

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Feature: How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism

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The following post is from The Nation. It was written by Mychal Denzel Smith. By: Mychal Denzel Smith On July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American 17-year-old walking home from a 7-Eleven. What The Washington Post and other media outlets had dubbed “the trial of the […]

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Real Thought: Men Are Sluts…No Really, They Are

One sunny day, as I was commuting through the city, I started to notice one particular thing that happened quite a few times that day: men and their advances towards me. Nothing major right? Well I took into account that this happened 5 times that day. Even as I write this blog, I start to […]

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9-Year-Old Boy Remarries 62-Year-Old Woman – Why We Shouldn’t Worry

Child marriage should not be legal and most of all, it should not exist. The casualties of child marriage can really hurt the soul as you see many children, primarily girls bought and given away to pedophiles who are primarily men.

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The Media Shows Its True Colors: Reporter Makes Offensive Remarks

Turning into what should’ve been a regular news report about a New Jersey shootout between a cop and citizen, the attention was quickly drawn to a reporter’s remarks and choice of words when interviewing witnesses and associates of the assailant. Sean Bergin’s remarks only revealed the stereotypes he believes to be true about Black men. […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ response to Cliven Bundy’s racist comments

Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime — Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014 The following post was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer for “The Atlantic.” It is in response to controversial comments made by Cliven Bundy, a […]

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We have to stop telling these lies about black girls

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This article originally appeared on Policy Mic. It was written by Antwaun Sargent  and appeared under the title of “7 Lies We Have to Stop Telling About African-American Girls.”  By Antwaun Sargent In February, President Barack Obama stood before a group of African-American boys (and other boys of color) in the White House to announce his $200 million dollar initiative, ”My Brother’s Keeper,“ an effort to help African-American young males reach their […]

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Man faces execution due to alcoholic lawyer destroying his case

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This post originally appeared on Mother Jones. It was written by Marc Bookman, and appears under the title, “This Man is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case.” By: Marc Bookman When people recount their alcohol consumption after a night on the town, or even a serious bender, they usually think about […]

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Retired MLB star racially profiled while shoveling own driveway

A retired professional baseball player says he was racially profiled while shoveling the driveway of his Hartford, Connecticut home. Doug Glanville published an op-ed in The Atlantic recounting his experience with a police officer. 

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