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Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Black Youth Most Impacted By Dating Violence

According to a report from the CDC, 1 out of 11 high school students have experienced physical violence from a boyfriend or girlfriend. Chillingly, Black teenage girls are 80 percent more likely to be intentionally assaulted by their boyfriends. How can we reduce instances of dating violence amongst Black youth?

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Reconsidering Natural Hair

On the heels of a study that suggests a connection between hair relaxers and uterine fibroids, actress Viola Davis decided to leave her wig at home and take to the red carpet at the Oscars in a stunning gown and an even more stunning teeny weeny afro. Of course when the moment happened, I was […]

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MISSY ELLIOT’s Top Ten Greatest Music Videos

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot crafted some of the freakiest, stankiest, dirtiest, weirdest, most memorable music videos of the 1990’s and 2000’s. Missy’s music was always just as unique, innovative and bizarre as her visual presentation. Check out my list of the greatest Missy Elliot music videos of all time at BlackYouthProject.com!

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For Young Adults Outgrowing Their Parent’s House

You never really get the experience of independence until you move out of your parent’s house. When you leave that house for the last time, as a grown child, you feel the gravity of self-reliance. I recently took that walk at the conclusion of my winter break and suffering, although small, has never been so […]

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Fascinating Article: ‘Colonialism Helped Launch HIV Epidemic in Africa’

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According to a fascinating article in the Washington Post, Colonialism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic over a century ago. It is a fascinating read that perfectly conveys how the plundering and exploitation of people and places at the hands of the West had many deadly, unintended consequences.

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Events

NAACPConnect Hosting Live Chat About Mobilization of Black Millennials TODAY!

Join BYP’s very own Jasiri X and Ebony Magazine’s Digital News and Lifestyle Editor Jamilah Lemieux for a fascinating online discussion about the political mobilization of Black Millennials during the 2012 Presidential Election. Learn more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Weekly News Roundup

Black Youth in the News: Feb 20-26

Black Youth in the News: Feb 20-26 – “Suspensions, Expulsions of Black Students: The School to Prison Pipeline?,” and other stories at BlackYouthProject.com!

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REPORT: Child Poverty Up 25 Percent Over Last Decade

According to a new study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of children living in areas of concentrated poverty in America has grown by 1.6 million in the last decade. The study shows that Black, Native American and/or Latino children are more likely to live in poverty-stricken areas.

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Why Are There So Few Black Students at NYC’s Specialized High Schools?

The New York Times ran a fascinating article on NYC’s flagship specialized public school Stuyvesant High School, and its dwindling number Black and Latino students. 3,295 students go to Stuyvesant; yet only 40 of them are Black. Should more be done to attract Black and Latino students to schools like Stuyvesant?

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And the Oscar Goes to…

When Octavia Spencer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress last night, I thought this blog had written itself. All I needed to do was list the names and roles of black women who had won Oscars, make a few comments about some very obvious things, and keep it moving. However, Meryl Streep’s shocking win over […]

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