A silent march in New York City yesterday afternoon brought thousands into the streets to protest the NYPD’s controversial “Stop and Frisk” Program.
Activists and opponents of the program say the program is racist, ineffective and abusive.
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.
White student returns scholarship intended for blacks
Dayna Straehley, The Press-Enterprise, 6/11/12
Black urban students perform better in charter schools than traditional public schools, analysis says
Diana Dillaber Murray, The Oakland Press, 6/11/12
Racial disparities push schools to overhaul approach to discipline
Amy Crawford, SF Examiner, 6/12/12
Action needed to reduce violence
Staff Writer, Vindy News, 6/13/12
Milwaukee shooting reopens racial wounds
Staff writer, Telegraph Herald, 6/13/12
Youth Unemployment: More Than Seven In 10 US Teens Jobless In Summer
Hope Yen, Huffington Post, 6/13/12
Keep talking: A program fosters trust between youth and police
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Staff Writer, 6/14/12
HCC program assists black male students
Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun, 6/14/12
Residents suggest activities to combat youth violence
Josh Moyer, Citizens Voice, 6/15/12
‘Today’s black children are still doomed’
IOL News, Staff Writer, 6/16/12
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!