Shani wins Gold!

In Sports on February 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

Shani Davis of the U.S. waves to the crowd after defending his Olympic title in the 1,000.

Davis clips Mo for 1,000 speedskating win- [Vancouver Now]
Davis wins gold in Men’s speedskating- [The Wall Street Journal]
USA’s Shani Davis wins gold- [USA Today]


Blacks in the Olympics: Coverage

In People and Pop Culture, Sports on February 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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“First black Olympic figure skating pair electrify crowd” – [Reuters]
(See videos of past performances of Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur here.)
“American Speedskater Shani Davis Belongs to the World”- [New York Times]

Creating a space for Black Youth online

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

According to a recent article by the Christian Monitor, a significant number of black youths in the United States believe they are treated worse than immigrants.   The Black Youth Project, created out of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, aims to become a one-stop shop for young African-Americans (the target age group is  15-17) and those who share their concerns.

Weekly blogs cover topics such as the portrayal of blacks in the media, gender, violence, and the current healthcare debate.

“Frustrated black youths take to the internet”- [Christian Science Monitor]
The Black Youth Project – [Black Youth Project]