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That SAE Video, Racist College Culture & Black Student Survival at University


By Diamond 9:51 am March 13, 2015 By Denene Millner I don’t know why folks are acting all shocked by this SAE video madness, as if despicably racist, nigger-filled rants by groups of white college boys is somehow new, fresh, unexpected and unique. Any human who’s ever stepped foot on the campus of a predominately […]

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Country’s oldest black university in trouble

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:52 pm July 31, 2014 Alumni of the country’s oldest historically black private university are fighting to keep the institution up and running. Wilberforce University was founded in 1856. So far graduates have committed to raise $2 million in cash donations to keep the southwestern Ohio school going. 

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Update: Ohio teacher loses job for racist comment


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:23 pm April 21, 2014 A suburban Cincinnati teacher has been fired after making a racist remark to a black student. Gil Voigt had been teaching science at Fairfield Freshman School since 2000. He has been on unpaid leave since December when he told a black student who had stated that he […]

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Report: minority students get less effective, less experienced teachers


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am April 16, 2014 According to a report released by The Center For American Progress, low-income students of color generally have less experienced and less effective teachers. The report analyzed the evaluation scores of teachers in low-income and affluent districts in both Massachusetts and Louisiana.

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Scholarship Alert: Tom Joyner launches scholarship for art students

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:09 am April 15, 2014 The Tom Joyner Foundation has announced that it will offer a scholarship for Arts majors at Historically Black Collegiate Universities. 

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All white high school team wins game, racists ‘white power’ tweets follow

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:18 am March 18, 2014 Disturbingly racist tweets followed a Michigan high school basketball team’s win on Thursday. Several students at Howell high, a predominantly white school, are now facing disciplinary action for their “white power” tweets after the boy’s team beat Grand Blanc. 

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Spread the word:10 scholarships that every black college student should know about

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:50 am January 6, 2014 The main thing every college student of color needs to know is that there is money out there. Each year, several times a year, companies, organizations and celebrities give out thousands of dollars in support of educational advancement.  Here’s a few scholarships to look out for with […]

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For Black students in California, achievement gap remains

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:00 pm December 6, 2013 A new study reveals that African American college students continue to be affected by an academic achievement gap when seeking higher education. The study, “The State of Blacks in Higher Education in California,” states that while California is home to the fifth largest Black population in the nation, […]

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Guest Post: #BBUM and the subtle signs of racism at University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:43 am December 6, 2013 A few weeks ago, students at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor took to Twitter to spark dialogue about diversity, racial tolerance and discrimination on the campus. A dynamic conversation about what it means to be black at a predominantly white school emerged from the tweets, which […]

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Enough is Enough: Chicago activists protest ‘school desert’ in neighborhood

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am December 4, 2013 Activists in Chicago’s Bronzeville community are tired of losing schools in the district. After plans by Chicago Public Schools to close more than 50 schools in the city went into effect, residents and community members are saying that enough is enough. They are fighting to keep Dyett High […]

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