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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:42 am November 20, 2014 7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Princeton University jazz composer inspires with ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:21 pm December 6, 2013 The composer of Princeton University’s orchestra has created a ballad in Trayvon Martin’s memory. Anthony D.J. Branker, who will celebrate his 25th year as Princeton’s founder and director of the program in jazz studies, composed the piece of music after being “moved to the core” upon hearing […]

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You Are Not Alone

By richardtaylor @trulytaylormade 10:15 am October 23, 2013 You are not alone! Yes I get it, the struggle is real. A lot of times in life we get to these plateau’s and we hate where we are. Once we get to this place, we feel like we will be stuck here forever. You’ve put in […]

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Getting Past Youth Terrorism

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 10, 2012 So I’m sick and tired of conversations about the state of Black youth ending with the same played-out solutions—restoring strong family values. Now don’t get me wrong, of course family is important, but we are mistaken if we think that broken homes are the main factors fueling gang […]

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Such a Powerful Video about 2012: A Message of Hope

By Fallon 10:11 am January 6, 2012 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_YOG3jMlV4 This is a New Year and being the black Christian feminist/womanist perennial thinker that I am, I want my first blog in the New Year to be about a sustainable hope for a better world. The video above is captivating. And, perhaps, captivating does not capture the […]

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Dynamics of Trust & Respect in the Black Community


By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 10:30 am December 6, 2011 This past week I had the opportunity to attend two great events on the south side. A showing of the Kartemquin film, The Interrupters, and an all day event dedicated to youth activism past and present, which included a showing of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. Both events were […]

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What Makes Difference? The 99% and 1%


By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 11:30 am November 15, 2011 In the past few weeks I have observed the occupy movement show up in more headlines, gain substantial attention, and impact crips and bloods alike who identify as the 99%. In light of this movement I am led to wonder why this moment has been chosen as […]

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Maya Rupert’s “Is Marriage Equality for White People?”

Should Black people care about marriage equality? According to Maya Rupert, THEY SHOULD. What do you think?

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A Message To Black LBGT Youth On National Coming Out Day

The Black Youth Project wishes our readers a wonderful and liberating Coming Out Day. But we also want to make it very clear that all of us – regardless of age, gender, race or socioeconomic status – are on our own journeys. Nobody knows the best time for you to come out BUT YOU.

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How Racism Is Destroying America’s Political Discourse

Racism grows classier and more refined every day, but it never goes away. How else can we explain the American people tolerating the unprecedented disrespect, racism, obstruction and outright legislative terrorism being perpetrated by the GOP?

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