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Study: stop-and-frisk linked to trauma in black men

According to a study released by the American Journal of Public Health, aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men, particularly young black men in New York City. The study appears to reveal higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and trauma in young men who experienced multiple stop-and-frisk […]

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Protestors in Ferguson shut down Walmart in solidarity with John Crawford

  Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri shut down a local Walmart in solidarity with an unarmed 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Ohio in August. Dozens of protesters, who are in the area for a continued “Weekend of Resistance,” filed into the St. Louis Walmart at 10741 W Florissant Ave. 

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Chris Brown offers advice to Ray Rice

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Singer Chris Brown has some words of advice for former NFL player Ray Rice regarding his domestic violence incident. During an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown talked about his own history with violence in response to Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league after TMZ Sports leaked a video showing […]

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BYP100 Chicago Chapter leads march and demonstration in protest of racially unjust marijuana arrests

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Members of BYP100′s Chicago Chapter led a march and demonstration at the Chicago Police Department headquarters on Tuesday. The young Black activists called for an end to racially unjust marijuana arrests. 

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Guest Post

Two leaders, different styles

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The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his […]

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President Obama adds to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

President Obama is expected to announce new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative during a town hall meeting on education early Monday morning. The project, which aims to connect young black men with mentors and other assistance through the help of corporations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits has been under some scrutiny of late. Nonetheless companies […]

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Promoting literacy: Florida barbershop hands out books to young customers

If you go to Royal Touch Barbershop in Riviera Beach, Florida, you’ll get more than a haircut if you’re a young boy. Reggie Ross who owns the shop has boys and men reading books on various subjects such as culture, history, achieving success and college matriculation. Why? Because he wants to promote literacy among black […]

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Report: black men no better off than they were in 1970s

According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black progress in the country. 

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The reason why young black men can’t work

The following post originally appeared on ColorLines as part of its “Life Cycles of Inequity” series. The series explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on a life stage or event in which that impact has been shown to be particularly profound. Previously, we focused on implicit bias […]

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White ‘Think Like A Man Too’ actor doesn’t feel snubbed by Essence Magazine

Think Like A Man Too actor Gary Owen has responded to being excluded from an Essence magazine cover that featured all of the black male cast members.

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