Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: May 14 – 20

Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America.

Delegate warns of ‘black youth mobs’
Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun, 5/17/12

“A Baltimore County delegate said Wednesday that the governor should send in the Maryland State Police to control ‘roving mobs of black youths’ at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, prompting a colleague to label the message ‘race-baiting.’

When High School Lovers Turn Into College Macks (A Peak Into the Objectification of Womyn)

The transition from grammar school to high school floods one’s path with a diverse availability of womyn/men and at a greater numerical degree. Most of our experiences in high school, acknowledging the fact of the transition, owe their thrill to finding that “sweetheart”. Soon, however, all the advice against taking one relationship seriously begins to make sense. As freshman, sophomores, and juniors we never foresee how something abstract as “the college experience” will determine the health of our hearts. Few people hold on to their sweethearts; others, go into the next period of their lives confused about how to take on relationships. The majority of quitted lovers in high school turn into reckless lady/man killers in college, because of the premature intensity they brought to high school relationships.