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To My Unborn Son: Yale Black Men's Union Launch Powerful Photo Campaign

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
Nicole Angela Tinson

The Yale Black Men's Union launched the To My Unborn Son campaign as an intimate conversation with the parents of Michael Brown Jr.

Young Black Men 21 Times Likelier To Be Shot Dead By Police Than White Peers

ProPublica | Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara | Posted 10.10.2014 | Black Voices

Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater i, accord...

Your Opportunity to Prevent Another Ferguson

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ama Yawson

It has been nearly two months since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the beginning of the uprising that the murder triggered. Most social critics have observed that the uprising was not simply about racism and police brutality.

What the Michael Brown Case Tells Us About Women, Fear, and Black Males

Eternity E Martis | Posted 11.01.2014 | Black Voices
Eternity E Martis

In our daily interactions with news and pop culture as well as anti-racist movements and protests, Black men become the representation of violence in America. However, Black women seem to fade into the background, as do the women who have raised them, cared for them, and loved them.

Teach Young Black Men 'The Lesson' and Save Their Lives

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Black Voices
Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq.

When my sons got their driver's licenses, I wasn't worried about the high cost of auto insurance or what car was best for them. I was terrified of what they would experience driving while black. It was time for "The Lesson" on how to survive when stopped by police.

Consequences When African-American Boys Are Seen As Older

NPR | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

Many teens are in a hurry to grow up. Now research suggests that African-American boys are more likely to be viewed as adults than white boys. Social ...

A Message to Young Black America About Trayvon

Kelli Clifton | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Kelli Clifton

Sadly, I do not think I am alone. Many of us are too far removed from the fight that are parents, grandparents, and civil rights leaders experienced in order for us to be where we are today. In our generation's terms, the struggle is real.

What Happens After the Hoodies?

Danielle Moss Lee | Posted 05.26.2012 | Black Voices
Danielle Moss Lee

Bold action is required. Public policy must be changed. Laws must be rewritten. There must be accountability. Hoodies are good for today, but what's next? What happens tomorrow?

Advice for a Young Man Today

Patrick D. Shaffer | Posted 04.22.2012 | Parents
Patrick D. Shaffer

The world has expectations of you. Your mother has expectations of you. I have expectations of you but really, we don't matter -- it only matters what you expect from yourself.