Thursday, March 31, 2011

Black Youth Project Guest Post

The Black Youth Project was a national research project launched in 2003 that examined the attitudes, resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, exploring how these factors and others influence their decision-making, norms, and behavior in critical domains such as sex, health, and politics. Understanding the need to make this data available to a wider constituency beyond the academy Professor Cathy Cohen, the Black Youth Project’s principle investigator, decided to create an online hub for Black youth where scholars, educators, community activist, youth allies, and youth could access the study’s research summaries as well as have access to a plethora of resources concerning the empowerment and development of black youth.

The Black Youth Project’s Blog: These blogs represent the voices and attitudes of young African Americans who are in their late teens and twenties. The content of these blogs consist of conversations about popular culture, current news about politics, testimonials and narratives about growing up being black, gay, straight, man, woman, transgendered, working class, middle class, and differently abled in the US.

Click here for a blog entry by Jonathan Lykes, one of the 5710 Student Intern who studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa in Winter 2010.