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The Case for Black With a Capital B

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:08 pm November 19, 2014 The following piece is from the New York Times. It was written by Lori L. Tharps. By: Lori L. Tharps I WAS sitting in my office at Temple University when I overheard an exchange between a colleague and his student. The student had come to see her […]

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Advancing Reproductive Justice for Black Women and Women of Color in Cleveland

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:28 pm November 19, 2014 The following piece is from RH Reality Check. It was written by Jasmine Burnett. By: Jasmine Burnett A politically hostile and anti-woman sentiment is playing out in Ohio, where local and state legislators are using women’s access to reproductive health care as a tool to jockey for power. We are […]

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In heartfelt letter, NBA’s first openly-gay player Jason Collins announces retirement

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:12 pm November 19, 2014 After 13 years in the NBA, the league’s first openly-gay athlete is retiring. Jason Collins, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, announced his exit in a heartfelt letter published on The Player’s Tribune Wednesday. 

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Missouri ties own record for most executions in a year

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:27 pm November 19, 2014 The state of Missouri tied its own record for the most executions in a year when they put a man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in 1994 early Wednesday. Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at the state prison in […]

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Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury, future uncertain

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:02 pm November 19, 2014 Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a deadly highway crash more than five months ago, his lawyer said Tuesday. It’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.” 

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Video: Don Lemon blames Bill Cosby’s alleged rape victim during interview

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:15 pm November 19, 2014 CNN host Don Lemon pretty much accused one of five women who have come forward and publicly claimed that comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them of not preventing her own rape. The comments came during Joan Tarshis’ appearance on Lemon’s show. 

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Solange’s Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am November 19, 2014 The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Kadia Blagrove. By: Kadia Blagrove Solange Knowles wedded her long time love Alan Ferguson over the weekend. Of course, this cool chick didn’t give us traditional blushing bride. The 28-year-old singer went for a modern […]

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Black students walk out over school official’s racist tweet


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am November 19, 2014 Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers. The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it. 

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The Worthless Black Woman

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:54 pm November 18, 2014 The following piece is from Dre’ Xolani.  It was written by the author who bares the same name as the website. By: Dre’ Xolani Earlier today I received a text message from a friend requesting that I read an article he posted on Facebook and to give him […]

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Activists from Ferguson disrupt traffic in downtown Clayton

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:38 pm November 18, 2014 Approximately 100 Ferguson, Missouri activists protested for the second consecutive day in frigid temperatures by disrupting lunch-hour traffic in downtown Clayton for about an hour on Monday. The protesters united from two staging arenas — Shaw Park and the Forsyth MetroLink station — to circle the Clayton […]

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