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7-year-old Blake Ansari makes Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist for 2014 list

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:54 pm November 5, 2014 7-year-old Blake Ansari is a force to be reckoned with. Earlier this year, we talked about the amazing work that Blake is doing to make his city better. Now, we are pleased to announce that Ansari is a proud honoree on the Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist list […]

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Teacher medically evaluated, placed on leave for writing science fiction novels about school killings

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:26 am September 2, 2014 A Massachusetts school teacher was placed on administrative leave after authorities discovered he’d authored two books that described school killings. Earlier this month, the Dorchester County Board of Education was alerted that eighth grade language arts teacher Patrick McLaw had several aliases, which he published the books […]

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A list of empowering books for little black girls

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:02 am July 2, 2014 It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their […]

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Lupita Nyong’o options rights to film based on Americanah

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm May 30, 2014 Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the rights to a film based on Chimamanda Adichie’s most recent novel, Americanah.  Adichie had previously hinted at the project, but the news was just confirmed recently via the Stylist Magazine blog.

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Raising $80,000 for the Negro In History | CALL TO ACTION

By RASHAD SMITH @RadicalENT 6:10 am May 13, 2013 Eunique Jones has created a photographic sensation with her ”Because of Them, We Can-Black History and Beyond” campaign and has taken the movement to KICKSTARTER. The plan is to raise $80,000 by June 19th, to produce a high quality book contained with all 365 images of kids turned icons. The KICKSTARTER project will […]

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Uninspired Nihilism

By Summer M. 9:15 am September 13, 2010 Lately, I’ve found it exceedingly difficult to blog.  To be sure, it’s not because I lack the desire to write and make you privy to my mental awesomeness each Monday morning, but rather because I’ve essentially checked out of the blogging world.  I wish I could blame […]

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Plantations, Power and Professional Athletes

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm July 14, 2010 There is so much wrong with this entire LeBron James fiasco it would take a year to flesh it all out, by which time LeBron may have his first ring (courtesy of Dwyane Wade and the backup dancers down in South Beach). Reactions have been varied, as […]

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Rhythm and Blackness

By tamara @tamaracg 1:00 pm March 10, 2010 “She dances like a Black girl.” What? Is there something distinct about the way in which we move or speak that is noticeably…Black? Before, I would have denied this. There’s no way you can identify movement or speech as distinctly Black. Right? Maybe.

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Halloween: Battle Between Church and State

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 6:30 pm October 28, 2009 Growing up in a fairly religious household, I was never allowed to trick or treat. I never got to dress up as a ghost, goblin, or display any type of cute themed cartoon— the innocent ones like Winnie the Pooh or Mighty Morphing Power Rangers (The originals). […]

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Kiss and Tell: Losing Isiah

By Summer M. 12:12 pm October 27, 2009 Those of us who lament the current incarnation of the NBA despite Lebron James’ and Chris Paul’s (he’s soooo cute — no hetero) greatness do so because we remember the golden age of the league.  (Are you looking for Kobe love?  You won’t get that here.  Move […]

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