Black Youth in the News: Feb 20-26
Suspensions, Expulsions of Black Students: The School to Prison Pipeline?
Lisa Loving, The Skanner, 2/23/12
“Who knew such little kids could be kicked out of school? But a 2005 study by Yale University found that in Oregon, preschoolers are expelled at twice the rate of school-aged kids, and that black toddlers are expelled at about twice the rate of white tots – even higher than the national average.
Not only are the littlest African American students banished from classes at higher rates than their teenaged counterparts, but nationwide, Black students are punished with classroom dismissals at a far higher rate than any other group throughout the K-12 system – especially if they’re in special education programs.
Yet, many researchers say, there is no evidence that Black kids act out more than any others.”
Young black professionals choosing to settle in the Cedar Valley
Emily Christenses, WCF Courier, 2/20/12
With You When You’re Right: The Anti-Deficit View of Black Male Achievement
Tim King, Huffington Post, 2/20/12
School brings black history alive
Chris Segal, News Herald, 2/20/12
A Welcomed Spotlight Turns to Enhancing Conditions of Young Black Men
Jonathan Hicks, BET, 2/21/12
Urban Youth Make a Splash in D.C.
Georgiana Bloom, Huffington Post, 2/22/12
The tragedy of a young talent who could not handle failure
Ian Herbert, The Independent, 2/23/12
Celebrating the African American Musical Tradition
Staff Writer, WSET News, 2/25/12
Shine challenges youth to make something out of their lives
The Lima News, Greg Sowinski, 2/25/12
Young adults learn skills to ‘rebuild’ communities
Silive News, Michael Sedon, 2/26/12
Michael Eric Dyson, Yes Hip Hop Is Destroying The Black Youth…
Staff Writer, TBM News, 2/26/12