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Grassroots Activists Struggle to Motivate African Americans to Vote

According to a recent article at Trice Edney Wire, grassroots activists are struggling to motivate African Americans to vote, with many within the community frustrated and disillusioned by a perceived lack of progress. Will you be voting in November?

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Black Unemployment On The RISE: Is enough being done?

The Labor Department announced today that unemployment has fallen to 8.5%. Black unemployment continued to rise however, climbing from 15.5% to 15.8%, and from 39.8% to 42.1% amongst Black teens.

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President Obama Unveils 180,000 Summer Jobs for Youth

President Obama announced a large-scale youth employment initiative today, unveiling commitments from a slew of major companies and business men to create 180,000 summer jobs for young people. Dubbed, “Summer Jobs+,” the initiative will focus on serving low-income youth between the ages of 16-24. Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Black Star Project and OSI Sponsor Historic Summit to Address Black Male Issues


The Black Star Project sponsored the International Black Male Achievement summit this past November, bringing together a massive community of individuals and organizations committed to transforming the lives of Black men and boys. Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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What Occupiers May Not Recognize

By aria 11:40 am November 30, 2011 I just recently stumbled upon the tweet by the writer/comedian Elon James White that says, “Oh? The NYPD are treating you badly? Violent for no reason? Weird.” – Black People. At first I couldn’t help but laugh at the truth behind this simple statement and the nonchalant voice […]

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