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A CALL FOR CHANGE: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Public Schools

This report by the Council of the Great City Schools is a *must* read for those interested in the education of Black Boys...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/opinion/16herbert.html

Youth Justice Sunday Draws Hundreds in Baltimore; Beyond the Bricks Members Join Protest

One of the unifying goals of the Beyond the Bricks meeting in Baltimore was to stage a rally and protest the construction of a $104 million "youth prison" in Baltimore. All three of the groups formed at the October 9th Beyond the Bricks (BTB) meeting saw this as a primary objective and united on October 31st in a rally (described below in an article in the Baltimore Sun).

Is Waka Flocka Flame A Media Creation to Further Dumb Down Black Boys?

This article, written by Minista Paul Scott is one of the best analyses of the rise of Waka Flocka Flame and the use of minstrels as models for Black boys. His blog can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/2d3jqnj

::Waka Flocka Flame: Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader::

"All my brothers eatin' chicken and watermelon, talk broken English and drug sellin'"

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