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California high school bans ‘I can’t breathe’ t-shirts

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:43 am December 29, 2014 Members of a California high school basketball team were barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in solidarity with those standing up against police brutality. The students have planned a rally in response to the decision for Monday. 

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Protesters plan to disrupt New Year’s Eve festivities in the name of justice for black lives


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:27 am December 29, 2014 Protesters are planning to disrupt New Year’s Eve celebrations in major metropolitan areas across the nation. The protests, headed by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, calls for activists to not allow New Years Eve 2015 “to go down because business as usual in Amerikkka includes wanton police murder of […]

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The fallacy of a ‘post-racial’ society

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:09 am December 29, 2014 The following piece is from the Washington Post. It was written by Jonathan Capehart. By: Jonathan Capehart All I want for the new year is the banishment of “post-racial” anything from all social and political discourse. From its first utterance in 2008 to herald the rise of […]

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Unarmed man shot at by NYPD charged with assault after cops hit innocent bystanders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am December 29, 2014 A 35-year-old Brooklyn black man was unarmed when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square on Sept. 14. The officers did not hit Glenn Broadnax, but struck two innocent bystanders. Somehow, Broadnax is being charged with assault for the officers’ negligence. 

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Tennessee police chief pins letter in defense of protesters


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:28 am December 29, 2014 A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality. Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday. 

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Fox station apologizes for fake ‘kill a cop’ chant in report

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm December 26, 2014 A Baltimore-based Fox affiliate apologized earlier this week for a report that included a false “kill a cop” chant supposedly echoed by protesters. 

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Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm December 26, 2014 BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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Five times in 2014 when students stood up for their beliefs

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:35 pm December 26, 2014 The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Rebecca Klein. By: Rebecca Klein Students around the country have clearly been paying attention in civics class. This past year saw a number of instances where high school students refused to leave political activism to the […]

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Michael Sam: ‘gay NFL players have reached out’

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:20 pm December 26, 2014 In October, America’s first openly gay NFL player was released from the Dallas Cowboys.  But during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Sam says he’s received words for current players who have his back. 

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Program aims to expand minority participation in energy sector


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:53 pm December 26, 2014 The following piece is from the Energy Collective. It was written by Marilynn Marsh-Robinson By: Marilynn Marsh-Robinson It’s no secret that minorities are underrepresented in the energy field. In the United States, Hispanics, African Americans, and American Indians make up 24 percent of the overallworkforce, yet only account […]

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