CDC says black youth suffer with ‘hood disease’

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A report recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control has indicated a startling discovery. Inner city youth suffer from a unique form of “post- traumatic stress disorder” which the CDC researchers refer to as hood disease. The researchers have stated that inner city kids live in a war zone that they can never leave…. Read more »

Principal William C. Greene: Teaching and inspiring our black youth

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William Greene is the principal at Mundy Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia, and a noted educator in the state. Principal Greene was chosen by Morehouse College as a panelist at the “Morehouse College Empowering Parents, Guardians and Caring Adults to Support African American Educational Excellence Panel.” Rolling out talked to him regarding  teaching and inspiring… Read more »

‘Elementary Genocide’ examines the truth behind mass incarceration rates of black youth

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According to a report done by the Sentencing Project, 1 in 3 black males will go to prison in their lifetime. Filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz examines how policy and environmental  circumstances lead to mass incarceration rates for black youth. Shabazz recently sat down with rolling out to discuss his new documentary, Elementary Genocide. What inspired you… Read more »

The Lion King’s Robert Guillaume Offers Sage Advice to Black Youth, Dreamers; 3-D Release in Theaters Sept. 16

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Do you remember when Disney’s The Lion King movie first premiered? The endearing movie about a lion cub coming into his kingship instantly became a cult classic and the highest grossing hand drawn animation movie in history.  Released in 1994, it grossed $783 million worldwide. The Lion King was released in 3-D, on Sept. 16,… Read more »

Orlando Hudson, MLB All-Star, Encourages Black Youth to Play Baseball

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Major League Baseball’s Orlando Hudson provided two powerful messages to prepubescent African American baseball players: That playing baseball for a living is the absolute ultimate. And two, that when you pursue your dreams, you provide a powerful portal for others to live out theirs as well. Even after about a decade in the game, Hudson,… Read more »

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Black and Yellow,’ ‘BMF’ Among Today’s Rally Songs: 5 Songs That Move Black Youth and Why

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Taking part in the 11th Congressional Pilgrimage to Alabama to commemorate Civil Rights events found me listening to and even singing along with some of the elders as they sang songs that rallied the movement’s pioneers when the going got tough. I heard songs such as “We Shall Not Be Moved”, “We Shall Overcome” and… Read more »

Dwyane Wade Teams Up with Common to Support Black Youth in Chicago

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The Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago has developed a reputation of being one of the city’s roughest areas. Several horrific crimes have taken place there in the last few years. However, the Lighthouse Youth Center has provided a haven for kids who are looking to express themselves while living in the midst of the turmoil occurring… Read more »

Are Black Youth in Newark Finally Getting the Message? First Murder-Free Month in 44 Years

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Still a sad celebration when you think about the implications, but notoriously dangerous Newark, N.J., has experienced its first murder-free month in 44-years. The city has not recorded a single homicide during a full calendar month, according to The Star-Ledger. The last homicide occurred 32 days ago, besting a 1966 record, says Police Director Garry… Read more »

Richard Snow of Kappa Alpha Psi Aims to Reach Black Youth in Need of Positive Role Models

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Richard Snow understands the importance of reaching wayward youth before it’s too late. As the executive director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., he has become a catalyst for mentorship through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Snow spoke with rolling out about the value of using his organization to help the community. –amir shaw… Read more »

Anthony Martin Helps Black Youth Get on the Fast Track to NASCAR

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SECTION: CHAMPION NEWS Anthony Martin Helps Black Youth Get on the Fast Track to NASCAR Anthony Martin believes that black Americans should play a larger role in NASCAR. So 11 years ago, Martin founded a school to prepare young black men and women for careers in NASCAR. Located in Philadelphia, the Urban Youth Racing School… Read more »