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Mental Health Awareness Month shouldn’t be the only time I can talk openly about my mental health

Black Youth Project - May 16, 2019 4655

Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month and National Masturbation Month. This is also the month that we celebrate Mother’s Day. At BYP, we will be exploring these topics alongside the theme of Imagination and the Arts, and we are interested in publishing works that address these topics and the things surrounding them. By […]


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Queer Black folks talk about masturbation, confront shame, and affirm their right to self-pleasure

Black Youth Project - May 14, 2019 4546

Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month and National Masturbation Month. This is also the month that we celebrate Mother’s Day. At BYP, we will be exploring these topics alongside the theme of Imagination and the Arts, and we are interested in publishing works that address these topics and the things surrounding them. Science […]


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What do the genetics of education tell us about learning?

Bold Blog - May 13, 2019 4473

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Education, Equity, and Empathy: A Brighter Vision of the Future of VR

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - May 21, 2019 4371

Toggle navigation Education, Equity, and Empathy: A Brighter Vision of the Future of VR by Chris ChinMay 21, 2019 Before the salon took place in November 2018, we invited experts to share their visions about the ways VR and AR might impact childhood 10 years from now. Chris Chin, Executive Director of VR Content at HTC Vive, believes VR has the potential to play a positive role in building pathways for more equitable learning opportunities.   From Ready Player One to The Matrix, authors, futurists, and Hollywood have painted a picture of how VR could evolve in our lives—a future VR-driven world predicated on the usual suspects that we already encounter today: corporate greed, technology, and ultimately control of free will.

How biphobia impacts Black bisexual men’s health

Black Youth Project - April 30, 2019 3776

by Raymond Williams In the Black community, the subject of bisexuality is encircled by a contentious debate filled with hypocrisy, ignorance and misinformation. More than 40 percent of LGBT+ people of color consider themselves bisexual, but Black people bear a greater burden of consequences when identifying as such. According to the Human Rights Campaign, 77 […]


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How we failed Nigel Shelby and allowed the abuse he endured

Black Youth Project - April 25, 2019 3499

This essay contains discussion of suicide and suicidal ideation. by Maximillian Matthews There was Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith, bell hooks, RuPaul, James Earl Hardy, E. Lynn Harris, Essex Hemphill, Bayard Rustin, and of course, James Baldwin. I did not know about any of them when I needed them most. I […]


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OPINION: ‘Punitive discipline makes school feel like a prison, not a community’

Hechinger Report - April 24, 2019 3473

During horseplay with friends, a young man — a high school student — had shoved an elderly woman. Now, he risked suspension. I was working in the student’s school as a staff developer at the time, helping to implement restorative practices as part of my work with Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. I drew the […]


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5 tips for supporting a loved one who has survived sexual assault

Black Youth Project - April 24, 2019 3446

Editor’s Note: April is Black Women’s History Month. Throughout this month, Black Youth Project is celebrating Black women. This month is also National Minority Health Month, Autism Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are interested in publishing works that address these topics and the things surrounding them. We want to […]


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Everybody helps: the evolution of all-hands support

Signal vs. Noise - April 22, 2019 3323

All-hands support can be a touchy subject for customer support professionals. When you ask designers and programmers to reply directly to customers’ questions, doesn’t that imply that anyone can do our job? At Basecamp, we learned the hard way that you shouldn’t expect other people to be able to do the work of your support […]

Chills down my spinal degeneration: Why we need Black queer disabled kink

Black Youth Project - March 27, 2019 1903

Editor’s Note: March is National Disabilities Month and our themes at Black Youth Project are Ableism & Physical and Mental Health. We are interested in publishing works that address these topics and the things surrounding them. We want to hear from you! Send us your pitches at info@blackyouthproject.com By Jade Perry After our shower, she […]


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How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

Hechinger Report - March 27, 2019 1885

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – When Destiny Reyes started elementary school, she felt highly motivated. Like most young children, she liked learning new things, and she excelled at school. She got good grades and reveled in her success, thriving in an environment that, at least implicitly, set her up in competition with her peers. She was at […]


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Early Literacy: Shall We Take the Stairs…or the Interstate?

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 26, 2019 1864

On the U.S. interstate highways, maximum grade is 6 percent. Not so steep, really, but still enough of a climb that the trusty old car I drove... Continue Reading


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“Nutrition affects a child’s brain development and brain plasticity”

Bold Blog - March 25, 2019 1783

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See What Makes MAP Reading Fluency Unique

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 21, 2019 1589

This spring, about a year after we first introduced it, there is a lot of buzz about MAP Reading Fluency! Check out these educators who have been... Continue Reading


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