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Harry Belafonte: Jay-Z and Beyonce Have ‘Turned Their Backs on Social Responsibility’

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, activist and showbiz legend Harry Belafonte took Jay-Z and Beyonce to task for ‘turning their backs on social responsibility. Do you agree?

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POLL: Confidence in Public Education Hits All-Time Low

According to a new Gallup poll, confidence in America’s public school system as hit an all-time low. Only 29 percent of respondents expressed a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in public education. How can fix this broken system?

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Adidas CANCELS ‘Shackle’ Shoe Design

Today, Adidas announced that they are canceling plans to sell the controversial “shackle” shoe, which many descried as racially insensitive. What do you think of their apology? Was the shoe design simply “quirky” and “lighthearted,” or attempting to commercialize slavery?

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Adidas Defends Shackle Shoe Design

Last week, Adidas announced that its JS Roundhouse Mid would be available on June 14. The problem? The shoe features shackles, which have caused many to suggest that it is not-so-subtle reference to slavery. Should they pull the shoe?

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Should Diddy’s Son Give Back His Scholarship?

UCLA is standing by its decision to award Justin Combs an athletic scholarship worth $54,000. While many feel there are less-fortunate young people who could use the financial assistance, Justin earned his scholarship fair and square. Should he give the money back?

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Trayvon Martin-Inspired Shooting Range Targets Sold Online?!

an “unidentified entrepreneur” is trying to profit off of the Trayvon Martin tragedy by selling shooting range targets inspired by the slain 17 year-old. The targets are shaped like hoodies, and feature skittles and a can of iced tea. Does it get any worse than this?

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STUDY: Waiters Give Black People Bad Service Because They’re Bad Tippers?

A recent study published in the Journal of Black Studies found that many waiters give black customers poor service, assuming that black patrons are bad tippers. Have you ever felt like your race impacted the quality of service you received at a restaurant?

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Is It Okay to Drug Test Welfare Recipients?

On Monday Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a bill that would require applicants for welfare to be tested for drugs. Are such laws providing real solutions to real problems, or is this the byproduct of a war on our nation’s poor, and a violation of the 4th amendment?

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Bull Sh#t Youth

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm March 27, 2012 Growing up we always knew that Capitalism, or “the system”, was responsible for the hardships of our parents. These days the youth of the present generation don’t seem to think that Capitalism just in its essence produces struggle. What if we have been surprised by the good […]

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VIDEO: Jay-Z Speaks on Occupy, Paying Higher Taxes with CNN

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In an interview with CNN, Jay-Z said he’d have no problem paying more taxes as long as he knew the money would go to the right place. Do you agree? Check out the interview at BlackYouthProject.com

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