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The Unthinkable Lives of So Many Black Boys: Where Are the Caring Adults?!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?

New Program Introduces Young Black Men to Technology

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.10.2015 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The participants in the Minority Male Makers program are making positive strides toward their future. They are also making inroads in a field where minorities are not often represented.

Helping Black Boys Survive: What A Difference A Smile Makes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Basic respect and human decency--just plain kindness--can go a long way in building self-esteem in our children and helping a young person in crisis make it to the next step.

Julia Craven

One Phone Call Showed Me How To Dismiss Black Humanity And Defend Police | Julia Craven | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interviewing a source can be an eye-opening and harrowing experience, especially when speaking to someone who has been victimized -- or ...

How Boys Like Jaden Smith Are Redefining Black Masculinity

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices

A few years ago, the “carefreeblackgirl” hashtag populated social media with photos of black women with candy-colored afros and waist-length braid...

Black People Aren't Allowed to Be Human

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 01.31.2015 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

There is no room for humanness when you are expected to behave in a subservient way in every and any circumstance.

Brooklyn Police Tell Black Teens 'Get Out Of The Neighborhood:' Witness

| Posted 10.01.2014 | Black Voices

By Leslie Albrecht PARK SLOPE — NYPD officers in patrol cars trailed a group of black teens walking through Park Slope and told them over their l...

Father To Son

Steve Pemberton | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Steve Pemberton

Here, on your 13th birthday, it's time for The Talk. No, not the one about the birds and bees. We've had that one. The other one-about what it means to be a young, black male in this country.

How To Help Black Teens Become More Successful In Business | Posted 05.17.2013 | Black Voices

African-American entrepreneurs from all over the country have gathered in Ohio this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Mike Green of the Ame...

How Accurate Are Recent Reports About Black Teens And Abortion?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

While the debate over New York City's wildly criticized teen pregnancy prevention campaign rages on, a recent study conducted by the Guttmacher Instit...

Black, Poor Children Twice As Likely To Do This Than White Peers: Study

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Black children and teens in the United States are almost twice as likely as their white peers to consume more than 500 calories a...

Black Males Will Need 50 Years To Catch Up To White Graduation Rate

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- More than half the young black men who graduated high school in 2010 earned their diploma in four years, an improved graduation rate tha...

'I Wondered Whether My Race Would Hold Me Back'

| Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

This is a youth-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. By Natasha Santos I ...

Obama Jobs Plan Heartens Frustrated Blacks

AP | By ERRIN HAINES and SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 11.10.2011 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- President Barack Obama's jobs pitch is already playing well with blacks, who had grown plenty irked with him over what they perceived as hi...