African American children and youth

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Young Moslems are coming together
By news staff of Barutiwa Weekly News, 16-23 August 1997. Interview with Ishaq Nadir, host of Islamic Perspectives, about desire of young African American Muslims to affect on the social process.
Suicide rate soars for young blacks
UPI News, 19 March 1998. Federal health officials say the suicide rate among young blacks has soared since the mid-1980s. Some bizarre explanations: a federal health officials suggests a cause could be upward social mobility into the Middle Class; someone else suggests that exposure to white culture makes you suicidal.
Racism in Action: Death rate rise for Black newborns in Maryland
By John Catalinotto, Worker’s World, 12 August 1998. Recently released infant-mortality records from Maryland show how this country’s racist system is increasingly and literally a death sentence for the most oppressed.
Our Youth
By Theresa El-Amin, in a dialog on the BRC-ALL list, 7 January 1999. The lack of political awareness among youth.
Militant Mood Moving Black Youth To Fight For Change
By Ron Daniels, The Black World Today, 12 April 2000. Militant mood fueled by the gap between the promise of King’s dream and the reality of the nightmare the masses of Black working people and the poor were forced to endure on a day to day basis in the ghettos of this nation.
Report Finds Number of Black Children in Deep Poverty Rising
By San Dillon, The New York Times, 30 April 2003. The number of black Americans under 18 years old who live in extreme poverty has risen sharply since 2000 and is now at its highest level since the government began collecting such figures.
Black youth: repression and resistance
By LeiLani Dowell, Workers World, 23 February 2006. The statistics translate into real-life hardship for Black youth, one of the most demonized groups in the U.S. The blame is placed on their shoulders for the plethora of problems that they face, as opposed to governmental policies and institutionalized racism.