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Rahm Emanuel Announces Five-Year Plan to Invest $50 Million in Youth Programs

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announces a five-year plan to invest $50 million in youth-serving programs. Hopefully this plan will be informed by the input of the community.

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New Report Addresses America’s Unequal Education System; Pushes for Large-Scale Reform

A federal report released by 27 education experts calls America’s education inequities a “dire” situation; called for equal access to quality teachers, school finance reform, and an expansion of early childhood education.

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We All Have Work to Do to End Gun Violence

The President’s visit was one moment in a longer struggle to radically improve the lives of black and Latino youth. Now that the President has come and gone we all have work to do!

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Mr. President, We are Still Waiting for a Comprehensive Discussion of Gun Violence

We urge the President to go further on Friday during his time in Chicago, and make a substantive speech that addresses the underlying factors that perpetuate violence in Black and Latino communities across the nation.

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What Did You Think of President Obama’s State of the Union Address?

Last night, President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address. We want to hear from you! What do you think of President Obama’s SOTU speech? Did it leave you hopeful? Dissatisfied? Indifferent? Sound off below!

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President Obama Will Visit Chicago This Friday to Address Gun Violence

BYP is pleased to report that President Obama will visit Chicago this Friday to address a variety topics, but will shine a particular spotlight on Chicago’s gun violence crisis.

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SIGN THIS PETITION: President Obama! Make a Speech in Chicago Addressing the Crisis of Gun Violence!

The Black Youth Project has launched a petition, asking that President Obama come to Chicago and deliver a major speech that addresses the crisis of gun violence in Black and Latino communities. Please stand up for and with Black and Latino youth by signing this petition!

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Bans Food Donations to Homeless

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned food donations to the homeless because the city can’t determine the nutritional value of the donated items. Is this going too far? How can citizens work to counter these laws that inevitably punish those living in poverty?

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REPORT: Black Women Hit HARDEST By Gender Wage Gap

On average, women make only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. The disparity is much worse for women of color. Black women make only 70 cents for every dollar paid to men, and just 64 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

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GOP State Rep. Introduces Bill That Denies Welfare To Parents of Children Underperforming in School

Tennessee state rep Stacey Campfield introduced a bill that would make welfare benefits contingent upon the grades of a recipient’s children, insisting it will hold parents accountable. But it sounds like another attack on poor people, and seems totally heartless and unfair. What do you think?

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