When Boys Can't Be Boys


by NPR.org

NPR.org— Black men don't get seen as adults. Black boys don't get treated like kids. Meanwhile, a certain class of men can float in and out of either category as the need arises.

the Guardian—This boy’s life – the fabulous return of Boy George. His outrageous fashion and controversial behaviour have been making headlines for decades. Now he’s making music again Oi,” shouts Boy George, from the top of the stairs, his voice strident south London. “Are you coming up then?” The Observer’s interview with the 57-year-old frontman of Culture Club does not, it’s fair to say, get off to a great start. I’d imagined that he might want a few minutes to change his clothes after the photo shoot. He, conversely, feels there is nothing remotely...

WCVB—Missing 12-year-old boy Malden boy found. William Pena-Pichardo was reported missing Wednesday. Police said late Thursday morning that the boy was found.

the Guardian—Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts after they drop 'Boy' from name. According to the lawsuit, ‘only Girl Scouts of the United States of America has the right to use the Scouts trademark’ The Girl Scouts of the United States of America have filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America after the Boy Scouts decided to drop “Boy” from its program and start welcoming older girls. According to the complaint filed on Tuesday, the Boy Scouts do not have a monopoly over such terms as “scouts” or “scouting”, and its decision to rebrand its...