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Black and Latino Youths

Iraq Documentary Filmmaker Turns His Lens on the US Prison Pipeline

Ming Holden | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Ming Holden

Manning's current work on The Odyssey Project film grows out of the belief that relying on that "sophisticated machine" of mainstream media to tell the truth about incarcerated young men of color would be an exercise in futility.

We Are Your Constituents; the Lobbyists Are Not

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.17.2015 | New York
Rev. Al Sharpton

If you've turned on your television lately, you've likely seen an ad or two blasting the historic Iran nuclear deal. The reality is, millions are being spent in a lobbying effort to destroy an agreement that has been reached after extensive negotiating and diplomacy between world powers and Iran.

A Message to The Black and Latino Youth

César Vargas | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

To the inner city Black and Latino Youth who feel alone, abandoned by their loved ones, by school administrators, and their communities: You are not alone. You matter.

By Any Dreams Necessary, Malcolm X and the Problem of High Stakes Testing

Yohuru Williams | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Malcolm X faced the kind of racial determinism that many students of color have become accustomed to today. Proponents of high stakes testing resurrect such determinism, presumably without the racial overtones, by reducing students, their hopes and dreams for the future, to test scores.

A Case of T.M.A.?

Curtis Chin | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Curtis Chin

Too many kids tragically miss out on a shot at the top-notch education that every last one of them deserves, the kind of education that allows kids to reach their full potential and build better lives. This excellent education for all -- not just for a select few fighting over limited resources -- is what a just, equitable, and globally competitive society must demand.

Beautiful Bronx! Young Men Take Action

Sharon Rose Beier, MD | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Sharon Rose Beier, MD

Approximately 100 young Black and Latino men have participated in our Young Men's Group, creating/maintaining several community gardens with the NY Botanical Gardens, Bronx Green-Up. They are continuing their education, getting jobs and feel responsible for, and proud of, their community.

Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Building College Pathways From Rikers Island

Aviva Tevah | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Aviva Tevah

What they found was that lack of information and self-confidence are frequent barriers to college success for young men of color in the criminal justice system, who are often deterred by incomplete and inaccurate information about financial aid, admissions, and the benefits of a degree.

PUSH Youth Project

Eric Fernandez | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Eric Fernandez

The project's goal is to provide young people with a sense of belonging and a space where they are just supported by "staff," but also engage with their peers to build strong relationships and a stronger support system.

South Bronx United

Andrew So | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Andrew So

The power of sport, and specifically of soccer, to bring these adolescents together was clear from the beginning. But I started to realize that soccer could provide much more than just a safe environment and youth camaraderie.

The MUSA Project

Tracy Caldron | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Tracy Caldron

Nationally 3,707 black and Latino youth under the age of 18 died from drowning, including 121 deaths in New York. Eighty percent of the victims were male.

Hip-Hop Debate Institute -- Remixing Literacies For The 21st Century Classroom

Jen Johnson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jen Johnson

Youth of color are using hip-hop to demand that they see their culture and issues reflected in competitive academic policy debate, in education and in the larger society around them.

It's Time For A Paradigm Shift: Teen Dads As Community Leaders

Brooke Richie-Babbage | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Brooke Richie-Babbage

As a lawyer working with low-income single parents and their children, I saw first-hand the unique frustrations of the young Black and Latino fathers that I worked with as they attempted to effectively parent the children they loved, while also navigating the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

ScriptEd: Empowering Kids by Teaching Them to Code

Maurya Couvares | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Maurya Couvares

Young black and Latino students are particularly underrepresented in the software engineering industry. To remain innovative, the industry must employ a diverse workforce, and young black and Latino students should be included in that workforce.

Project: Starter Pack Program

Darius Brown | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Darius Brown

I want job-seeking to be less stressful and more reciprocal.

Practice Makes Perfect

Karim Abouelnaga | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Karim Abouelnaga

One of the biggest problems in education reform today is that many of the initiatives to improve the public education system are done from an "outside-looking in" perspective. Our most admirable education reformers have never attended or gone through an inner-city public school themselves.

Meet 10 Social Entrepreneurs Making NYC Stronger Than Ever

John Converse Townsend | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

The "My Voice, Our City" competition seeks to empower black and Latino young men, ages 16-24, local organizations, and community leaders to submit program ideas that will brighten the future of New York City. The competition's judges have selected 10 finalists and it's now your turn to have a say.

Summertime, and the Living (Won't) be Easy

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Now, in this recession, everyone has to reevaluate how this "Summertime" is going to play out, or else we all may be shocked when things don't work out.