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"I'm Just Saying..":: How Slavery Still Exists Today

So I was home sick last week and found myself consumed by a “Beyond Scared Straight” Marathon. For those of you who do not know “Beyond Scared Straight” is a documentary show on channel A&E where at risk youth in various cities and states visit their local jails and prisons and live the life of prisoner for a day or so to scare the youth on the right path. 435 more words

"I'm Just Saying.."

Florida’s Direct File Harms Youth

The Human Rights Watch report “Branded for Life:  Florida’s Prosecution of Children as Adults” explains that although most US states do not allow direct file (sending juvenile offenders straight to adult court with no intermediary hearing), Florida continues to charge juveniles as adults more than any other state.  352 more words

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) Host Black Male Youth Mental Health Conference: Empowering the Village to Serve Black Male Youth

On April 18, 2014, the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust hosted a Black Male Youth Mental Health Conference:  Empowering the Village to Serve Black Male Youth, Black male youth in Miami-Dade County and around the nation are often viewed through a negative lens by the community, media, and even by themselves. 332 more words

Social Action

"Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline" hypothesis grounded in research

The topic of marginalization of Black children, especially Black male children, in the U.S. education system is one that has recently garnered public attention. It is commonly known that the treatment of children in early childhood has major implications for their development and trajectory into adolescent and even adulthood. 277 more words

Mpls. Public Schools Open Black Male Initiative Office To Address Graduation Crisis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Public Schools has one of the worst graduation rates for black males in the country. In response, the district is starting a Black Male Initiative office to address and correct the problem of low graduation rates. 332 more words


These Little Boys Talking About Love Will Break Your Heart [WATCH]

Nicole Franklin decided that it was time that young Black males had a chance to communicate their feelings about love. So she headed to one of the most unloving cities in the U.S. 372 more words

The Black Beat

Veteran "Baked To Death" At Riker's Island Due to Malfunction

NEW YORK (AP) — A malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the top level of a two-tier observation unit where a city official told The Associated Press a mentally ill, homeless veteran inmate “basically baked to death” in a cell that was at least 100 degrees last month, the head of New York City’s jails system told lawmakers Thursday. 818 more words

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