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Florida deputy shoots unarmed black man

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am December 10, 2014 A white Florida deputy seriously injured an unarmed 28-year-old black man who had his hands up early Monday, according to witnesses. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings called for calm after news of the incident reached the public. 

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Illinois passes bill making it illegal to record police

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:52 pm December 9, 2014 Last week, lawmakers in Illinois passed a bill that would make it a felony to secretly tape any “private conversations.” The bill held steeper punishments for those recording the police. 

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:37 pm December 9, 2014 The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr., witnesses murder-suicide of friend, girlfriend

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:39 pm December 9, 2014 Boxer Floyd Mayweather was on FaceTime with one of his best friends when the guy pulled out a gun and shot his wife. After fatally shooting “Hit the Floor” actress Stephanie Moseley, rapper Earl Hayes then killed himself. 

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Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm December 9, 2014 The following piece is from Gawker. It was written by Rich Juzwiak and Aleksander Chan. By: Rich Juzwiak and Aleksander Chan On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets […]

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Survey: deep racial divide revealed through Brown, Garner cases

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:34 pm December 9, 2014 According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country. The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey. 

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Clemson University Doesn’t Care about Black People #ClemsonCripmas

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:34 pm December 9, 2014 The following piece is from Daily Kos. It was written by AyDeeTheGreat. By: AyDeeTheGreat Clemson University doesn’t care about Black students. It doesn’t seem to care much for any of its students who represent diverse communities on campus. I’d go even further and say the institution is […]

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Video: BYP100′s Jessica Pierce talks activism, youth-led movements

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:13 pm December 9, 2014 BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists. Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being […]

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Black sorority urges members not to wear Greek apparel during protests

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:42 pm December 9, 2014 A Georgia chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority has instructed its chapter members not to wear Greek paraphernalia during protests. The orders were posted the the Upsilon Alpha Omega chapter’s Facebook page: 

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You Probably Shouldn’t Go See Ridley Scott’s Pretty Racist ‘Exodus’ Movie

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:08 pm December 8, 2014 The following piece is from Medium. It was written by David Dennis Jr. By: David Dennis Jr. Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings movie is racist as shit. And it’s disgusting, lazy and a movie that people shouldn’t still be making in 2014. Wait. Let me backtrack.

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