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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]

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To Weave or Not to Weave (The One Millionth Response to the Question) and other Entertainment News

In Entertainment, Fashion, Uncategorized, Women on September 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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With Michelle Obama in the White House and Tyra Banks ripping out her weaves on TV, the issue of how black women wear their hair is more contentious than ever. Hannah Pool takes on the politics of weaves, wigs and relaxers…

Guardian UK

Precious has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, prompting whispers of future possible Oscar wins.

“When Love is Black”, an article featured on the Black Snob and Essence.com has garnered some interesting comments from readers on the state of black love.  Do you believe, as one of the commenters have suggested, that African-American black women are the only ones defending black love?

Off of Hiatus

In Uncategorized on September 4, 2009 at 2:42 am

Back in a country with reliable, high-speed internet!  Regular postings will resume shortly.

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Voices Of Power: Jarrett on Her Relationship with the President – washingtonpost.com

In government, Uncategorized, Women on June 2, 2009 at 8:40 am

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The oh-so- glamorous Valerie Jarrett speaks to the Washington Post about her role in the White House and her relationship with the Obama family.

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Passing the Torch: First Black President Nominates Potential First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice

In government, Uncategorized, Women on May 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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Many Latino voters were disappointed with number of Latinos in the Obama administration. But the President has “redeemed” himself with his selection of the “qualified” Sonia Sotomayor.  Complementing her three decade career, President Obama pointed out and praised Sotomayor’s “depth of experience and breadth of perspective”.  

Though some in the GOP has been quick to label her as someone from the “far left” and even “racist“, some in the party are (such as John McCain) are promising a fair confirmation hearing.  Any harsh attacks on the nominee could result in further alienating the fastest growing demographic in the country (67% of Hispanics voted for Obama) and women.  Softening their stance against her can alienate the old-guard of the party.  Look forward to an interesting confirmation process.

Sotomoyor Wikipedia Page

CNN – Partisan Confirmation hearings expected for Sotomayor

Miami Herald- NY Judge Rises from Projects to the Supreme Court