Dr. Roz talks 50 years of mentoring Black youth

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It can be argued that this is one of the most volatile times in our nation’s history. Racism is the undercurrent of many a discussion and Black youth are being viewed as thugs and criminals by some of our most respected politicians. Unemployment, disenfranchisement and poor education leads to an environment that produces individuals who will not be beneficial… Read more »

Black teen jailed for wearing sagging pants was just another way to criminalize Black youth

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Two Black teens in Tennessee were jailed for wearing sagging pants. According to reports by WNCN, Antonio Ammons and another teen were in high school when a school resource officer noticed them wearing sagging pants. But instead of allowing the students to be disciplined by school administrators, Officer Charles Woods decided to make it a… Read more »

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 »