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Monthly Archives: May 2012

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NAACP President Ben Jealous Talks Same-Sex Marriage Support: ‘I Hope This Will Be A Game-Changer’

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous says he hopes the organization’s announcement of support for same-sex marriage will inspire hesitant African Americans to rethink their opinions on the issue. Do you think they’re resolution will impact support for the issue within the Black community?

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REPORT: More Than HALF of Wrongly Accused Prisoners Are Black

A new registry jointly compiled by the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Law Schools conveys that over 2,000 prisoners have been wrongly convicted of serious crimes since 1989. Tellingly, more than half of them are black.

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George Zimmerman Didn’t Take His Ritalin

Last week I got a call from my mentor and friend Paradise Gray about my song, “Trayvon”(video below). He asked me what made me write the line, “George Zimmerman didn’t take his Ritalin”.  I told him other than the fact that it rhymed, a person that would profile, stalk, and kill a young unarmed man […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Top News Stories About Black Youth from Across the Nation: May 14 – 20

Every week, the BYP collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country. Check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America. This week, “Delegate warns of ‘black youth mobs,”” “No charges against police in student beating,” and more!

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18 Year-Old Alan Blueford Gunned Down By Oakland Police; Family and Activists Demand JUSTICE

18 year-old Alan Blueford was shot and killed by Oakland police. The dept. says the shooting was justified and that Blueford brandished a firearm. Family members and activists beg to differ, and have demanded a thorough investigation. What do you think?

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Geraldo Rivera: Surveillance Video Shows Trayvon Was Dressed In “Thug Attire”

Speaking with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, Rivera claimed a recently-leaked surveillance video shows that Trayvon Martin was “dressed in thug wear,” showing that ZImmerman’s actions were “not ‘profiling,’ but assumptions made ‘based on a reasonable comparison.’” Thoughts?

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Duets

Although I sorta kinda spoke out against marriage last week, I’m not anti-coupling. In fact, sometimes linking up with another person yields gallons of awesomeness: Jaden Smith and Justin Bieber, Doc Brown and Marty, Pinky and the Brain, Dre and Big Boi, Cephus and Reesie. ABC has decided to capitalize on this with its new […]

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Autopsy Reveals THC in Trayvon Martin’s System; Why Is This Relevant?

Trayvon Martin’s autopsy results reportedly show trace amounts of THC in his system at the time of his death, and that he was shot from close range. What the autopsy doesn’t explain is why he was stalked, harrassed, and murdered. Go figure.

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The Media Should Try Asking Youth About Gay Marriage

The gay marriage debate is becoming incorrigibly annoying, and it’s starting to reveal just how completely out of touch mainstream media is with the broader populace. Poll after poll shows you that the country is becoming steadily more accepting of gay marriage, and this recent article from the Pew Research Center says that about half […]

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Clip of the Day

Video of Trayvon Martin Buying Skittles and Iced Tea Surfaces

Video has emerged of Trayvon Martin buying skittles and iced tea at a local convenience store, mere moments before the altercation that would end his young life. Will there be justice for the Martin family?

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