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Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions about rape scandal during NPR interview

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am November 17, 2014 During an interview with NPR Weekend Addition, Bill Cosby, 77,refused to answer questions about recent reemerged allegations against him. Cosby appeared on the radio program to talk about 62 pieces of African and African American art donated by him and his wife to the Smithsonian National Museum of African […]

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Report: KKK threatens Ferguson protesters with lethal force

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:11 am November 17, 2014 Members of a Missouri-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan have been distributing fliers in the St. Louis metro area promising to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who they say have threatened police and their families. The Traditionalist American Knights also have taken to social […]

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On Wayne Brady, Mental Illness, and the African American Community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:34 pm November 14, 2014 The following piece is from For Harriet. It was written by Tracy Hicks. By: Tracy Hicks Several weeks ago, the world learned that entertainer and game show host Wayne Brady suffers from clinical depression and had a serious “breakdown” this past summer. As a self-proclaimed social media […]

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:04 pm November 14, 2014 Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Has a Lot of ‘Gay’ Male Sex, and That’s a Good Thing

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:30 pm November 14, 2014 The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Michael Arceneaux. By: Michael Arceneaux The prime-time drama has stunned audiences with its masterly storytelling, complex characters and, yes, loads of gay male sex scenes. And that’s a good thing.

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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:22 pm November 14, 2014 Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as […]

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Grand jury testimony in Michael Brown slaying closed to finished

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am November 14, 2014 The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision. A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him […]

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Why so few white kids land in CPS — and why it matters


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:26 am November 14, 2014 The following piece is from WBEZ. It was written by Natalie Moore. By: Natalie Moore Whites represent only 9 percent of the district’s student body, making school segregation worse.

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am November 14, 2014 More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation […]

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The last faces of American slavery: Stunning pictures of men and women who were born into slavery


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:15 pm November 13, 2014 The following piece is from Daily Mail. It was written by Beth Stebner. By: Beth Stebner In the 1920s and 1930s, an interest in slave narratives was rekindled, and as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of […]

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