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Man celebrates 50 years of empowering youth in Harlem

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:46 am June 12, 2014 In this day and age, some would say it’s hard to find teachers that are committed. But no one could say that about Edouard E. Plummer. He’s been guiding the youth of Harlem for half a century. 

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Radio Interview: BYP’s Shantell Jamison on “Speak Out, Say It Loud”

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:01 am November 7, 2013 Each week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison joins “Music Vox” Host Jesse Menendez on 90.7FM to discuss the latest current events covered by the BYP. In this conversation, the two discuss “Speak Out, Say It Loud”, a movement started by four Pastors in Harlem, New York.

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Stolen Property | THE HARLEM SHAKE

By RASHAD SMITH @RadicalENT 12:31 pm March 6, 2013 Blogger, Rashad J. Smith  The Black Culture is pure and rich. The creative minds of those before our time created opportunities where non existed, in every facet of art and education. Fashion, music, cuisine, language, and rhythmic movements are amongst the many art forms created and perfected by Blacks.  Most […]

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Black History Spotlight: The Poetry of Langston Hughes

Emerging during the Harlem Rennaisance, Langston Hughes is one of the most important poetic voices of the 20th century. Honor his legacy today by checking out a few of his classic poems below, read by the man himself. “I, Too,” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and more! What is your favorite Hughes poem?

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Self Determination: What I learned on the Subway at 2am


By rich @RichInVisions 8:20 pm January 6, 2012 With the recent celebration of Kwanzaa, I am reinvigorated with hope as I learn to internalize the principles each day offered. I couldn’t help but place special emphasis on the principle Kujichagulia (Self Determination) which means, “To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for […]

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What It Means to be in ASAP’S Country

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 3, 2012 The stories of living in America, as told by Black folks, often expresses discontent with its living conditions, but we love America just as much as we feel that it does us wrong. Hip-Hop keeps alive this Black narrative of cultural-nationalism or locale-nationalism, of love for and […]

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