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Beyond Boys and Girls Lines: Raising Black Children Radically

I am no stranger to the ways in which even young children already become socialized into society’s boxes. But my recent experiences working in a kindergarten classroom have me directly shouldering the burden of interrupting the ideological constraints that this world traps children within. Currently in the midst of my student teaching, working with five […]

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Graduation Part II: Vanette W

I met Vanette in the spring of 2013 at Street Level Youth Media.  I was immediately impressed and inspired by her deep passion for youth development and addressing social issues that affect Chicago youth. Through discussion with Vanette about the Chicago Public School system, homeless students, and youth violence, it was apparent that at the […]

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Opinion: Hillary Clinton Can Be a Better President for Black Voters

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BYP contributor Mo Green shares his thoughts about Hillary Clinton. He says she can be a better president for black voters.

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Radio interview: Who is really affected by the government shutdown?

Last week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison appeared on Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo 90.7FM to talk about the affects of the government shutdown. There are a lot of media outlets that continue to show us exactly why we should care about the government shutdown, but many aren’t doing the best job.

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Music video sparks outrage, features young girls

Twerking is the new electric slide of our time. While the dance has been claimed by Miley Cyrus, broken down by scientists and featured in the Guinness Book of World Records, for the most part the move has managed to keep a bit of a low profile in the arena of controversy. That was until rapper Monsta.

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Just Keep Saying Over And Over, It’s Not About Race

Ever get harassed by the police, while walking down the street in your own neighborhood, just because you told somebody hi? According to Philadelphia police officer Philip Nace you, “don’t say hi to strangers”. And that was one of the mildest statements he made. In the next breath he let it be known, ”Don’t f*cking play […]

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Show Me the Money

Last Friday was National Coming Out Day. Shout out to those who took it as an opportunity to publicly express their sexuality and those who didn’t. Either way, you deserve a big hug and an even bigger ice cream cone. Of course, even with the government shutdown, politics influences how we view the day. So, […]

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Coming Out: African Boi

For National Coming Out Day, The Black Youth Project will feature stories submitted from viewers. This is African Boi’s account of his initial experiences of acceptance.

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Graduation: Voices and Images of Chicago Youth Violence

This is an introduction to a series of ongoing posts featuring youth voices and images from Graduation, a multimedia project about Chicago youth violence.

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Today in Post-Race History: Beast Mode

Last week, I wrote about Washington’s NFL team and the resistance by team management, and their most prominent football player, Robert Griffin III, to do the right thing and demand that the team change its name. In a sense, the call to change the name is not simply about racism and who is offended by […]

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