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Kendrick Johnson’s parents sue Georgia school system

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:46 pm July 29, 2014 The parents of a 17-year-old Georgia teen who was found dead in a rolled up gym mat at his high school is suing the district. Kendrick Johnson died in Jan. 2013. 

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Report: children of well-educated black parents have brighter futures

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:46 am July 10, 2014 According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, children of well-educated black parents have a greater chance of experiencing academic and professional success in the long-run.

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Lay off of Blue Ivy’s hair!

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:00 am June 10, 2014   The following piece originally appeared on Jet.com. It was written by Krishana Davis and appeared under the title of “Leave Blue Ivy’s Hair Alone!” By: Krishana Davis In the past three or four years as natural hair has become more mainstream—kinky curls are popping up on […]

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Study: parental incarceration worsens disparities between black and white children

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:08 am April 22, 2014 Two sociologists have concluded that parental incarceration plays a role in childhood inequality.  The study, which appears in the book  Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality, was conducted by Sara Wakefield of Rutgers University-Newark and Christopher Wildeman of Yale University. 

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Teachers in hot water for ‘twerking’ in class

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:33 pm January 23, 2014 Two Mississippi teachers are in hot water after a video of them twerking in class went viral last week. DeSoto County parents weren’t pleased to learn that their children were being exposed to Miley Cyrus’ favorite dance move. 

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Parents protest ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline education in New Orleans charter school

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:06 pm December 19, 2013 Parents of some New Orleans students have pulled their children out of school and are protesting the “school-to-prison” pipeline approach to the educational experiences of their children. About 12 families are protesting the practices of three New Orleans charter schools run by Collegiate Academies, due to what […]

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Parents upset at approved Trayvon Martin Day

Parents at a Pittsburgh high school were upset at an approved school theme in honor of Trayvon Martin. The Carrick High School homecoming committee and school voted to allow the theme as part of the school’s spirit week.

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Complaint Filed Against Judge Who Changed Baby’s Name from “Messiah” to “Martin”

A non-profit association of atheists and agnostics have filed a complaint against the magistrate who took it upon herself to change a baby’s name from Messiah to Martin.

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Is Willow Smith’s New Song “Summer Fling” Age Appropriate?

Smith’s new single, “Summer Fling,” has raised eyebrows due to its subject matter and accompanying video. A few op-eds have questioned the idea of a 12-year old having a “summer fling.”

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Proposed North Carolina Law Forces Teens to Get Notarized Parental Consent for STD Testing

A proposed law moving through the N. Carolina legislature requires teens to get notarized parental consent to access testing and treatment for STDs, pregnancy, mental health, and substance abuse.

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