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Feature: Between the Peacekeepers and Protesters in Ferguson

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The following post is from Truthout. It was written by Raven Rakia. By: Raven Rakia From the very beginning, the movement in Ferguson, Missouri, has been youth-led and locally initiated. It was spurred after neighbors saw a young man dead in the streets for four hours after he had been gunned down by police officer Darren […]

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Feature: Don’t watch the Ray Rice video. Don’t ask why Janay Palmer married him. Ask why anyone would blame a victim

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The following post is from The Guardian. It was written by Hannah Giorgis.  By: Hannah Giorgis Early Monday morning, TMZ released a “cleaned up” video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating Janay Palmer, his then-fiancée and current wife, in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino. The footage shows Rice, the 206lb (95kg) NFL […]

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Feature: The Revictimizing of Janay Rice

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The following post originally appears on The Nation. It was written by Dave Zirin. By: Dave Zirin I was listening to a nationally syndicated sports radio show this morning about the release of the Ray Rice videotape which shows the Baltimore Ravens running back knocking his then-fiancée Janay unconscious in a casino elevator. We, the […]

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At afro-centric schools, children thrive

The following post is from The Black Home School. It was written by Krystle Crossman. By: Krystle Crossman It is no secret that black youth are not getting the education that they need in schools that are not afro-centric. When they are placed in schools that meet their cultural needs as well as their educational […]

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Feature: After Ferguson, race deserves more attention, not less

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The following post is from the New York Times.  It was written by Nicholas Kristof. By: Nicholas Kristof MANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it […]

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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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