A university project found that black youths feel widely alienated – 48 percent of respondents believe the government treats most immigrants better than most black people. So researchers created a place for them on the Internet. The Black Youth Project is a website of research and blogs aimed at the group.
A new program announced Wednesday, seeks to stem youth violence in Chicago schools by reaching out to students through sports and counseling. It hopes to become a national model.
US Attorney General Eric Holder said any effort to stem the sort of violence that killed Derrion Albert must be based on 'the latest research.' Two Chicago programs are models for that approach.
Derrion Albert's death focuses federal aid, attention on scourge of youth violence, which has felled Chicago's students for years.
Derrion Albert was apparently caught in a brawl between two rival student groups as he walked home from Fenger High School. It’s not the city’s first such incident: In 2008, more than 30 students were killed.