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Laura Mvula filming documentary on anxiety and depression with BBC

British singer/songwriter, two-time Mercury Prize nominee and two-time MOBO award winner Laura Mvula has a lot on her plate nowadays. In addition to joining us for AFROPUNK Paris 2017, the Birmingham-born star just wrapped filming on a documentary with BBC's Woman's Hour about struggling with anxiety and depression.…


Added by Carded on March 30, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

11-year-old launches book club promoting African American children's literature

An 11-year-old from St. Louis started his own reading club called Books N Bros to show other boys just how fun reading can be when you can connect with the characters and what you read.

“Books N Bros is a book club for boys, and we read books and African American literature because every time I go to the library at my school, there aren’t many African American…

Added by Carded on March 16, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

OP-ED: The repeated bullying of Gabby Douglas: "Words can never hurt" is a LIE

I'm really tired of people bullying this beautiful and talented Olympic champion. Gabby Douglas has done nothing wrong yet people constantly attack her. You can tell the mental stress of it all has finally gotten to her. She placed seventh in uneven bars on Sunday and that is her strongest event. She was even brought to tears after the event when reporters asked her questions.

By Jasmin Pierre*, AFROPUNK…


Added by Carded on August 15, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: 12-year-old Shi Curry is the chef to watch, as she models and inspires youth to eat right in her new cookbook 'S.N.A.C. it up!'

"FOR KIDS BY KIDS": Chef and entrepreneur Shiona "Shi" Curry is turning heads and filling plates with her health-inspiring recipes and lifestyle consultations- oh yeah, and she's 12. Already a fierce businesswoman, Curry has set her enterprise in motion; the CEO of 'S.N.A.C. it up!'Curry is sitting back and watching it grow. Targeting the youth specifically- though her tips apply to all ages- the young chef tackles topics such as childhood obesity and diabetes,…


Added by Carded on July 28, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

OP-ED: Young People - Our Identity & Self-Acceptance Shouldn't Depend On How Many Likes We Get on Instagram

‘I’m living my life to exist with depth not with rep’, this is something I always say and not just that, something I try to order myself to do. Nowadays young people (when I say young I mean, as young as 14 to as old as maybe 28) we’ve all got our own definition on what the term ‘young’ means but that’s a story for a different

day. Nevertheless young people between that age seem to be so consumed on what’s happening around them whether that…


Added by Carded on July 12, 2016 at 7:42pm — No Comments


DUPO is looking for an intern who has some familiarity with coding, a passion for learning and creating, and wants experience in coding pixel perfect sites. 
This is a paid…

Added by Carded on February 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments


The world of the Millenials, is one abscinded into various social settings. Where you live, what you look like, and how much money you make are the " Three Sisters" of what feeds the outcome of the youth. The average life of the American teen usually involves one of Facebooking, hanging around the neighborhood with friends, possibly skateboarding, shooting hoops, video gaming, going to the movies to see the latest Twilight flick, watching tv, snagging mp3s off the internet,…

Added by Carded on July 21, 2010 at 8:06pm — 5 Comments

Afro-punk Meets the Millenial: A call to the young rebels

Afro-punk Meets the Millenial! This post, by 14-year-old, Kyler Jones, is an introduction to a new Afro-punk section, Carded, dedicated to adolescent issues, i.e. suicide, peer pressure, sexual harassment, coming out, parental gripes, advice, outreach, community service, teenage employment info, and youth rights.…


Added by Carded on May 31, 2010 at 12:12pm — 9 Comments

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