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Report: black male teens want relationships, not just sex

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:04 am July 18, 2014 According to a new study, teenage boys have more than sex on their mind. It turns out that adolescent males actually do desire the intimacy of a relationship over sex. The study was published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, and is based on interviews with 33 14 […]

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These images shatter the ‘absent black father’ stereotype

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:23 am July 15, 2014 Photographer Zun Lee didn’t set out to create a series that shattered the stereotype of black men as absent black fathers. In fact, “Father Figure,” was meant to show black men in positive relationships with their children as a personal journey. But the project morphed into more than […]

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WNBA’s Brittney Griner bears all in new memoir

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:56 pm February 27, 2014 WNBA star Brittney Griner has written a memoir, In My Skin, that will be released in April. Excerpts, published in USA Today, detail Griners struggles both on and off the court, as well as her plans for the future. Notably, Griner talks about her time at Baylor University and the strained relationship […]

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Robin Roberts comes out

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:42 am December 30, 2013 “Good Morning America” anchor and long-time television journalist Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time in a Facebook post on Sunday. Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but has not previously confirmed publicly that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

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Why the black man will never tell you he wants commitment

By Shantell @shantell_em 11:22 am November 6, 2013 The long-held belief that black women are starved creatures who continue to be overlooked when it comes to love is sickening. It doesn’t matter if they are successful or average, pretty or standard, the idea that women are just sitting around waiting to be selected by a […]

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Boris Kodjoe’s Deal Breaker? Weight Gain

Usually cheating, abuse and drug habits come to mind as deal breakers in a relationship. Actor/Model Boris Kodjoe has a less intense reason. Kodjoe recently opened up to television personality Cherise Nicole about his marriage no-no and let’s just say it’s more likely to happen than not.

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Healing Our Relationships Take REAL Empathy

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By Keantre Malone 2:16 pm July 31, 2012 Tribal relationships—unions of people that involve romance and creativity—are hard to maintain because of conflicting worldviews. What it means to be a man or womyn in love causes problems for many tribes because their demands and dreams clash without a middle ground. Since I’m raised to be […]

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A Memorial of Polyamory (Taming of ‘the Few’)

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am December 1, 2011 After 2 years of staying single—going on “dates” with various womyn, initiating quasi relationships—I’m back into an exclusive relationship. What I’ve learned over these consistently dynamic months (everyday was not easy), is that you can love multiple womyn—truly be crazy about the personalities of different people at […]

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VIDEO: Erykah Badu “Tyrone”

Check out Erykah Badu’s unforgettable “Tyrone” at BlackYouthProject.com.

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About the Dorks on Facebook

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am July 28, 2011 [Like] posts have taken over facebook. You see them religiously on young Black teens’ walls, and (less acceptable) they appear on 18 and 19 year-old pages. I see no other reason for such creations except various situations of low self-esteem. No one can blame young folks; as […]

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