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Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007. Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and […]

Black boys are afraid to travel through white neighborhoods in America. This isn’t necessarily a startling revelation for Black folks in our republic, but the new study by The Ohio State University may be illuminating for some in mainstream America. Here’s how the study worked: Researchers gave 506 black youths in Columbus, Ohio smartphones that […]

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Appetite for Change and youth from North Minneapolis, Minnesota, address food deserts and growing healthy food in their new viral video, "Grow Food."

If I were to tell anyone of color with a clue that White children are given the benefit of the doubt and Black kids are…

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The White House released details of its “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative Thursday morning. The program to improve education and employment outcomes for minority male youths…

For iPhone users: Yesterday at the White House I met a 19-year-old young man named James Adams who has a commute unfamiliar to most high school students. He says when he was in school he woke up every morning put on his vest and coat and went to school. It wasn’t a fancy, fashionable vest. […]

Young adults are often told that their college years will be the best years of their lives. An in-depth report from The New York Times…

Move over, basketball. A nontraditional sport has unexpectedly worked its way into a number of inner-city neighborhoods nationwide. Over the past decade, a string of…

Move over, basketball. A nontraditional sport has unexpectedly worked its way into a number of inner-city neighborhoods nationwide. Over the past decade, a string of…

A friend from Chicago, a black female physician, had a sobering conversation with her three school-age sons days before a Florida jury failed to convict Michael Dunn of the premeditated murder of Jordan Davis, a black teenager, in a dispute over loud music. “I presented the concept of “Strange Fruit” to them through poetry, music […]