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Malcolm X says that building black business protects from racism

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In this speech, Malcolm X talks about black business. Malcolm says that black children must be taught the importance of supporting black business.   He also says that black people must be taught about the importance of going into business for themselves. By opening businesses of our own, Malcolm reminds black people that we would then have the ability to create employment for ourselves. He says that once you can create…

BOSS Sports | Meek Mill’s Music Used as Therapy for Black Youth

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Rap music is a diverse genre that divided by its own sub genres as well as regions and sometimes moods. While the latter is definitely relatable to serious rap fans, the American Psychological Association believes there is some substance to that usage. Recently the APA published an article about a study on rap music and how it affects black youth and their subject was none other than Meek Mill. The…

Swimming Pools Have Become a Threαt to Black Kids

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A new study shows that black kids are still drowning at alarmingly high rates when compared to other children. Researchers say this means that black youth aren’t learning to swim and it’s having disastrous effects. Researchers found that black children aged 5 to 19 dιed at a rate 5 times that of white kids of the same age. Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead…

Black Teens Abort Twice as Often as National Average

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With shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” glamorizing teen pregnancy, its no surprize that teen pregnancy rates are increasing. However, along with pregnancy rates abortion rates are also increasing. This is especially true for African American teens. AtlantaBlackStar reported: African-American teenage abortion rates are more than twice as high as the national average, according to a new study. The African-American abortion rate, according to the study conducted by…

Unemployment Is Rough On Black Youth

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By Dr. Darron Smith Capitalism has been difficult on people of color, and African Americans in particular, who persistently face discrimination in employment leaving them often shut out and left out of the so-called “American dream.” For many black youth, the vision of better days ahead remains ever illusive, especially for black folk that are continually told in direct and nondescript ways that they do not matter much in the…

Jamaican students from kindergarten through high school are supposed to learn values such as self-esteem, respect for others and personal responsibility by studying Marcus Garvey

Jamaica Mandates Study Of Marcus Garvey To Bolster Self-Pride In Children

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Marcus Garvey is being resurrected in Jamaican classrooms throughout the entire island. Jamaican school officials have mandated a civics program for students from kindergarten through high school to study Garvey’s values (e.g. self-esteem, respect for others, accountability). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said Garvey is the “first man on a mass scale and level to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.”  Jamaica is home to 2.8 million (predominantly black)…