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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am July 21, 2014 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 […]

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As Nigeria wraps up investigation, 90 more children kidnapped

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:28 am June 25, 2014 Nigerian officials may have closed their investigation into the kidnapping of more than 200 missing girls, but the case is not closed. In fact, at least 60 girls and women and more than 30 boys were abducted over the weekend. The Boko Haram terror group is believed […]

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For fourth straight year, Chicago high school graduates all college-bound


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:11 am March 25, 2014 Chicago hasn’t been receiving the best attention for its educational offerings to students in the city. But one college preparatory academy is continuing to make leaps and bounds. For the fourth straight year, Urban Prep Charter Academies’ campuses in Englewood and University Village will be sending its […]

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Man quits Wall Street job to make a difference in the lives of youth

Marquis Taylor, 29, used to be a professional on Wall Street, but he left his six figure gig in real estate finance to fully dedicate his time to youth. Taylor now mentors low-income adolescents.

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Mother of Unjustly Incarcerated Son Pens Letter Describing a Mother’s Day Without Him

Last year, Brandon Jackson was sentenced to 12 years in prison by an all-white jury after defending himself against a group of white males who’d attacked him. In a passionate, inspiring letter, Fisher discusses what it feels like to spend another Mother’s Day without her son.

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Gendered Toys and the Effect They Can Have on Kids

By aria 2:00 pm April 26, 2012 As I babysat for a three-year old boy last night, I admired the way he played so carefree. I reflected on how playing is a child’s only real duty – with the exception of eating and sleeping. When I asked him what he did at school that day, […]

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