Although the Chicago Police Department has had its roughest summer in years, there is some good news to report.
Late last month, CPD adopted a new policy that addresses police treatment of transgender citizens:
Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America.
Debate continues on holding students back
Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 8/27/12
NAACP youths receive lesson from older generation
Patrick Rosso, Boston Globe, 8/28/12
At a black middle-class picnic in D.C., racism in election campaign hardly goes unnoticed
Courtland Milloy, The Washington Post, 8/29/12
Forest provides environmental education to area youth
Rapid City Journal, Staff Writer, 8/30/12
‘Has SA failed to protect its youth?’
OLEBOGENG MOLATLHWA, Sowetan Live, 8/31/12
Charity runway event to benefit local foster youth
Kristin Thebaud, Sacramento Press, 8/31/12
Symposium examines high drop-out rate among black male college students
Micah Green, The Dispatch
California students show gains in English, math on state tests
Howard Blume, LA Times, 9/1/12
Memphis Juvenile Court Reforms Expected to Cost Millions
Beth Warren, The Commercial Appeal, 9/2/12
Cleveland’s NAACP chapter aims for new leadership, younger members, social media strategies
Stan Donaldson, The Plain Dealer, 9/2/12
Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.
Enough is enough!
In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched “The Pledge.”
With “The Pledge,” we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis. We at the BYP believe that each person can make a difference by doing something!
By taking The Pledge we not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis.
If we each take action, whether it is starting a group, signing a petition, or mentoring a young person in your neighborhood, then we all become a part of the solution.
Stand With Black Youth!