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Your location, skin color, sexual orientation, or sex doesn’t excuse your humanity

  As a people and as humans, we must take responsibility for our lack of knowledge and understand that what we see on television doesn’t speak for everyone nor does it provide a sufficient amount of information. We must fill in the blanks to make a valid conclusion.

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Conversations We Are Not Having – A Black Youth Project Economic Justice Series: All money is not the same

By: John A. Walton African Americans have had lots of catching up to do. To have thought ground was being gained in the economic progress of African Americans over the past 40 years, only to witness how the 2008 debt collapse disproportionately impacted black communities is understandably frustrating. Government printed money used to reverse and preserve debts owed between […]

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Conversations We Are Not Having – A Black Youth Project Economic Justice Series: Casino of Crisis

By William Darity Jr. A key event in the development of the modern, market-based economy was the creation and expanded development of joint-stock companies, companies that are owned by shareholders who receive payments based upon the proportion of shares each of them holds. Shares of stock constitute claims on the future profits of the business for the lifetime of […]

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Guest Post: Why Some Chicago Hospitals Won’t Treat Victims Of Gun Violence

The following post was written by researchers at Instant Checkmate, a public records search service.  By: Instant Checkmate Kevin Perry, 26, was one of three recent victims of gun violence in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. He and two others were inside a vehicle when a masked man approached them and opened fire. All three are in stable condition, but this […]

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It’s looks like Darren Sharper is in trouble. A lot of trouble. The former NFL player and former NFL Network commentator was denied bail last week and remains in a Los Angeles jail. Sharper has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women he met in an L.A. nightclub last year. And Los Angeles […]

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A $10 Billion “Non Profit” Fights to Pay Its Workers Poverty Wages [VIDEO]

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  My new video “People Over Profits” was filmed in support of thousands of workers protesting the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh’s largest employer, land owner and healthcare provider, for paying poverty wages, saddling employees with medical debt, and preventing them from forming a union.

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Defending Our Self-Worth

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  Gloria Brown, 49, is a student at DeVry University in the Keller Graduate School of Management.  When a police officer approached her on the train and asked that she prove her bag belonged to her she made sure to let him know she was a good student and in school.  “I told him [I was […]

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Why the ‘White Man March’ against discrimination is a joke

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On Friday March 15, whites across the world will gather to be heard. Bare with me, I already know what you’re thinking. Aren’t they heard all of the time? Yes. Is it still very much a white man’s world? Yup. So what the hell do they need to march for? Exactly. Anyway, they will unite for […]

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A Modest Proposal: Hollywood Blackout Edition

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Although there were a few pieces regarding the issue before the Oscars, my post last week was simply one of many “Hey, John Ridley [and Steve McQueen] don’t really seem to like [American] black people at all and maybe their film reflects that” articles and write-ups that appeared in the days just after 12YAS cleaned up […]

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Conversations We Are Not Having – A Black Youth Project Economic Justice Series: A Social Movement, Not Self-Improvement

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By: William Darity Jr. It is now standard fare to hear that black economic progress requires young people in particular to alter their attitudes and behaviors. They repeatedly are told, in effect, “to pull up their pants”, to take financial literacy classes, to be more punctual, to speak “proper” English, and to be more polite or courteous. The […]

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