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.
A gay Kappa wedding: The latest challenge to black America’s hyper-masculine arenas
Rahiel Tesfamariam, Washington Post, 10/21/12
When the video of Robert Brown and Nathanael Gay’s wedding went viral last week, Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically black fraternity, found itself amid “spirited” controversy.
Gay, a member of the organization, was pictured throwing up the fraternity’s hand sign with other men present at the crimson-and-cream themed ceremony (the organization’s colors). It wasn’t much longer before “gay Kappa wedding” became a social media trending topic.
Florida adopts academic goals based on race, ethnicity
Joe Newby, Examiner, 08/14/12
Race, ‘Holistic Admissions’ and U.C.L.A.
David Leonhardt, New York Times, 10/15/12
University of Mississippi Crowns First African American Homecoming Queen
Phil West, Commercial Appeal, 10/15/12
Youth turn trash into treasure
Mary Gall Hare, The Baltimore Sun, 10/16/12
HBCUs’ success hinges on financial aid
David Wilson, The Baltimore Sun, 10/17/12
Del. ‘colored school’ offers lessons to be remembered
Beth Miller, USA Today, 10/18/12
Minneapolis youth un-learn violence through art
Staff Writer, Insight News, 10/19/12
Explorer Dwayne Fields on black youths in countryside
Staff Writer, BBC, 10/20/12
National Youth Pride Services celebrates nine years, announces first hall of fame
Tony Merevick, Chicago Phoenix, 10/20/12
Not quite a prime time for Black families on network TV
Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times, 10/21/12