Youth Are Leading The Movement For Police-Free Schools

By Tasasha Henderson, Truthout. -

In this moment of transformative possibility, amid activists’ growing calls to defund and abolish the police, young people across the country are leading a movement to remove police officers from [...]

Pressure Mounts To Free Black Girl Imprisoned For Not Doing Homework

By Sarah Cwiek, Michigan Radio. -

Public pressure is mounting to free a 15-year-old Black girl sent to Oakland County juvenile detention for not doing her homework. The girl is known only by her middle name, Grace. She was on [...]

Appalachia’s New Day: Black Appalachian Young & Rising

By Staff, -

History was made on the Pine Mountain Settlement School campus this November 2019, when the first ever Black Appalachian Young and Rising gathering was held there, bringing together more than 40 [...]

Chicago-Based Assata’s Daughters Announces Food Justice Through Gardening Project

By Imani Jackson, -

Assata’s Daughters is a Chicago-based collective that embraces a Black radical perspective to serve their Washington Park community. One of their newest programs is a food justice-oriented [...]

Black Parkland Students Air Concerns About Campus Police

By ​Emily Wells, -

As Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar points out in her column this week, black Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by firearms than those who are white, and they are [...]

Making Your Own Education When College Isn’t An Option

By Staff, -

By Staff of Black Youth Project - At this point in human history, college has become damn-near mandatory for acquiring employment and, dare I say, being validated as a functional adult in our [...]

Black Youth Have 70% More Debt Than Their White Peers

By Staff, -

By Staff of Take Part - Black students have 68.2 percent more student loan debt than white students when they graduate from college, according to a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth [...]

Schools, Black Children, And Corporal Punishment

By Dick Startz, -

By Dick Startz for The Huffington Post - As we recently celebrated Dr. King’s life, it is worth examining the difference in how our schools discipline black and white children. In public schools [...]

Charlene Carruthers Talks Black Youth Project 100

By Angelique Smith, -

By Angelique Smith for Windy City Times - "If those of us who are the most marginalized are safer and more protected, it will improve the lives of everybody."—Charlene Carruthers, national [...]

Ten Rules For Black Youth In Police Encounters

By Marian Wright Edelman, -

By Marian Wright Edelman in Children's Defense Fund - A few weeks after Tamir’s death she stood at a Washington, D.C. rally with Trayvon Martin’s mother and the families of Eric Garner, Michael [...]