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D.L. Hughley Doesn’t Like Women–Really

During a recent interview on NPR, comedian and Obama stan, D.L. Hughley unequivocally confirmed his misogyny. D.L. Hughley says he genuinely does not like women. Seriously. Are you offended? Do you care? Is this just a ploy to sell books?

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Joe Biden: Transgender Equality is the ‘Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

VP Joe Biden declared that transgender equality is the “civil rights issue of our time” at a campaign field office in Florida on Tuesday. Do you agree with Vice President Biden? Are we doing enough to promote equality for ALL members of our community?

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Don’t Miss TURNOUT THE VOTE: A Rally Promoting Voter Participation and Fighting Voter Suppression!

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am October 31, 2012 Don’t miss Turnout The Vote, a rally and concert promoting voter participation and fighting voter suppression! The event goes down Friday, November 2nd, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL (400 W. 95th Street). The festivities begin at 6pm. Click the above flier for more […]

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Unsuspecting Voters Are Being Sent Shady, Hateful, Anti-Obama Text Messages

A slew of nasty text messages were sent to unsuspecting voters’ phones yesterday, criticizing President Obama with anti-gay and largely false attacks. But is this shady, underhanded kind of campaigning even effective?

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Mitt Romney to Business Crowd at Private Fundraiser: Obama Sees You As A ‘Necessary Evil’

he ever-vigilant site Mother Jones has again shared a recording from a Mitt Romney fundraiser, this one from a private event held in March. In it, Romney and his wife try to convince their audience that President Obama is immature and an enemy of business.

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: Photo of University of Florida Frat Boys Wearing Blackface Ignites Controversy

A photo of University of Florida frat boys attending a Halloween party in blackface has sparked controversy and intense debate online. Unsurprisingly, opinions varied on the appropriateness of white people wearing blackface. Because in 2012, this is somehow still up for debate.

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Memphis Kindergarten Teacher Suspended For Disturbing Facebook Comments About Students

A Memphis kindergarten teacher has been suspended without pay after a series of disturbing comments on her fb page that insult her students and suggest that she physically assaulted them.

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Superstorm Sandy Hits The East Coast: 17 Dead, Millions Without Power

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:51 am October 30, 2012 Massive superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast with a vegeance last night, leaving 17 people dead and millions without power. From NewsOne: New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater cascading into the still-gaping […]

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“The Most Important Song You’ll Hear All Year”

By jasiri x 1:35 pm October 29, 2012 Upworthy.com has called “Don’t Forget About The Hood” by Jasiri X, “the most important song you’ll hear all year“, and “a remarkable music video”. Legendary Hip-Hop journalist Davey D called it, “an incredible song and video“, and award winning journalist and blogger Jesse Muhammad says, “You can always count on Jasiri X to address serious issues one bar […]

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17 Year-Old Rochelle Ballantyne Poised To Become First African American Female Chess Master

Should she win matches during next month’s World Youth Chess Championships in Slovenia, 17 year-old Rochelle Ballantyne will become the first African American female chess master. Hats off to you, Rochelle. Best of luck from the BYP!

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