All Topics

Tag Archives: Black Youth

News Flash

14-year-old girl charged with murder of peer over alleged Facebook dispute

Chicago Violence Juveniles

A 14-year-old girl was charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Endia Martin, 14 on Chicago’s south side. Two others may face charges, according to the Chicago Police Department. 

Read the rest



News Flash

5 Kenwood Academy students to receive prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship

gates

Five students at Kenwood Academy in Chicago earned a Gates Millennium Scholarship this year. The award pays full tuition plus room and board to a college of the students’ choice. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Southland College Prep sees 100 percent graduation rate

Southland College Prep Charter High School’s first graduating class will see a 100 percent graduation rate. Every single student is going to college. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Study: parental incarceration worsens disparities between black and white children

Two sociologists have concluded that parental incarceration plays a role in childhood inequality.  The study, which appears in the book  Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality, was conducted by Sara Wakefield of Rutgers University-Newark and Christopher Wildeman of Yale University. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Viewer agrees to help send student to Ivy League program

A young teen from one of D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods who received admission to some of  the country’s most prestigious summer college programs will receive help from a viewer who watched his story on a local newscast. Zach Wood had turned to raising donations online to attend the program. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Report: Wisconsin tops list of worst states for black children

According to a study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Wisconsin has the country’s worst disparities between children of color and white children. The study, “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children”, considered 12 major factors such as home life and socioeconomic status, educational access and children who grow up in […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

jven

According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

Read the rest



Events

Who Will Keep My Sister?: A Dialogue & Discussion on the Criminalization of Black Women & Girls

10151931_706254479425886_1242571864864089872_n

Join the Chicago Chapter of BYP100 in a dialogue & discussion on the criminalization of Black women & girls through a queer feminist lens. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, will amplify stories of Black women & girls, and propose solutions over (free) food and community. Featured speakers […]

Read the rest



News Flash

East Chicago student hailed as hero after saving woman, child from car wreck

keon

When East Chicago Central High School student Kendall Brown heard a crash just outside his house, he immediately grabbed his brother and sister and led them to safety.  The crash he heard was closer than he thought. The vehicle had actually crashed into the side of his home. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Reward offered to find Chicago student’s killer

Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture of a suspect who shot and killed a 16-year-old student over the weekend. Michael Flournoy, who attended Simeon Career Academy, died Saturday evening while on his way to a movie. 

Read the rest