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Teen Summit tackles serious issues for African American youth


Teen with gift bag

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – “Seventy percent of all in-school arrests are black or brown kids.” That’s what Dr. Tiffany Pogue said at the Teen Summit on Saturday afternoon.

The summit had music, gift bags, and a game truck to keep the youth engaged. The event also tackled some serious issues that impact African American kids.

The Teen Summit, sponsored by Closing the Gap, focused on education and the prison industrial complex pipeline. The pipeline begins with education.

Pogue says that black kids are three times more likely to be sent home from public school. She says the public school system doesn’t understand their culture.

Pogue says that black kids learn differently from other races. When miscommunication happens, the students…

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African-American Youth Achievement Awards recognize Evanston students



Evanston Township High School hosted the 22nd annual African-American Youth Achievement Awards on Feb. 7 to honor 38 African-American …
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USC partners with nonprofit to sponsor African-American youth art project


For the second year, USC has partnered with local nonprofit LA Commons to celebrate the African-American experience.

Four commemorative posters were unveiled last week at the California African American Museum reflecting the collective theme of social justice and change. The four art posters are titled “We are Change,” “We are Equal,” “Learn Love” and “Art+Growth”, reflect on current social issues and feature prominent public figures leading the fight to address them.

The 10 youth artists were led by lead artist Bijan Machen and mentored by USC students Daniel Kawah and Keviette Minor. The goal of the art project was to have the youth artists reflect and focus their art pieces on events occurring in their neighborhood and personal experiences, as well as interviewing…

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African Youth Bureau recalls African Union’s founding fathers


CAIRO – 12 February 2019: The African Youth Bureau launches a series of definitions on the founding fathers of the African Union

The African Youth Bureau, at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, coinciding with the Egypt’s Presidency of the African Union, has launched a series of definitions – in Arabic, English and French – devoted to the founding fathers of the African Union, starting with the Ethiopian emperor “Haile Selassie”; which also coincides with the unveiling ceremony of the statue of the late emperor, erected at the AU headquarters, in the presence of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and African leaders taking part in the African summit.

The Bureau also announced the launch of an Experimental Research Unit whose main objective is to support the State’s orientation to educate…

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Youth Storm Coming to the Caribbean >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News


Antigua suffered minimal damage in 2017 when Hurricane Irma and Maria ravaged the Caribbean region, and are now preparing for a hurricane of another kind: hosting the 2019 Optimist World Championship.

With an expectation of 300 young sailors from over 50 countries for the racing on July 8-15, Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checked in with Antiguan event organizer Paola Vittoria for an update:

Tell us about the selection process.

The bid was presented at the International Optimist Class AGM at the 2017 Optimist World Championship in Pattaya, Thailand (July 2017). To our surprise we won the bid at this forum (against China by just a few points), with the bid then reconfirmed at the 2018 World Championships in Limassol, Cyprus.

It takes some guts for a small island nation to host…

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Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Child Well-Being Among African American Youth In Foster Care


New Brunswick, N.J. (Feb. 12, 2019) – Abigail Williams-Butler, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, is available to speak on topics related to positive child development outcomes among African American youth in the foster care system, particularly related to the impact of gender on the outcome of delinquency. Williams-Butler, who recently completed research on African American youth in foster care, is passionate about conducting research with both interventions and policy change in…

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