Posts Tagged ‘African-American Youth’

Black man serves 24 years for knocking on drug dealer’s door. Read this story of heavy-handed justice from the Chicago Tribune (2/20/09): Charles Green was convicted of first-degree murder in 1986 for taking part in a drug-related murder of four people on Chicago’s West Side. Prosecutors said Green knocked on the door of a drug […]


What is going on in this country? Why can’t Black people safely ride public buses and trains without being harrassed by the authorities? Check out the video below that shows a white Chicago police officer interacting with a Black male passenger. The Chicago Police Dept. is investigating the incident, which we believe occurred last week. The […]


Take a look at this video of African-American high-school students fighting at a recent basketball game in Alabama: Why can’t we and our children get along? We’re not saying that other communities don’t experience similar episodes, but we don’t have time to waste on foolishness. We have so much work to do — like educating […]


College Bound?

07Feb09

Did you know that less than half of all African-American high-school students 16 – 21 will enroll in college in the fall? See the numbers below: African American       48.9% (1.71 million) Asian American          78.6% (534,000) Hispanic                45.3% (1.79 million) White                      58.2% (9.91 million) Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 10/2006 We’ve always valued education in the […]


According to the San Francisco Bay View, a Black newspaper, “BARTing while BLACK” is dangerous. See clip from yesterday’s edition: “RIP Oscar Grant III. You, unarmed, pleading for your life as a young father, at the tender age of 22, while a rogue Bay Area Rapid Transit cop Tony Pirone punches you, then crushes your […]