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.

Black Boys at Risk for ‘Cutting’ Behavior?
Jenée Desmond-Harris, The Root, 5/11/12

“Research is poking holes in another stereotype, but this time the news is bad for African-American boys. A recent study has uncovered new data on young black males’ susceptibility to engage in self-harming behavior, commonly called “cutting.” Turns out that, contrary to conventional wisdom, it’s not just for white girls.”

Read more at TheRoot.com


Other Stories:


Ohio processes hundreds of youth in adult court
Staff Writer, Vindy News, 5/6/12


Is Voter Registration Among Latinos, Blacks up or Down?
Staff Writer, Huffington Post, 5/7/12

Cornell Frat Accused of Calling Black Students ‘Trayvon’ After Throwing Bottles at Them
Joe Coscarelli, NY Mag, 5/8/12


Teaching and Faculty Student Relationship at HBCUS
Marybeth Gasman, Huffington Post, 5/8/12


Time to try and turn black youths away from crime
Bill Maxwell, The Marietta Journal, 5/9/12


Report Finds Stop-and-Frisk Focused on Black Youth
Sean Gardiner, The Wall Street Journal, 5/9/12


NAACP casts national push to young, elderly, minority voters as battle against voter ID laws
Reinhold Matay, Washington Post, 5/10/12


Blacks’ test scores show some schools in city excel
Elisa Crouch, STL Today, 5/11/12


Michelle Obama urges NC A&T grads to seek change
Staff Writer, Fox News, 5/12/12