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Three Incredible Women of Color Will Share Nobel Peace Prize

Three Incredible Women of Color Will Share Nobel Peace Prize   The Nobel Prize was awarded today to three incredible women of color! Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa’s first elected female President, Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian women’s rights activist, and Tawakul Karman is a human rights and pro-democracy activist in her native Yemen. All three […]

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BYP NEWSFLASH: Oprah is Highest Paid in Showbiz (AGAIN), Derrick Bell Passes Away, and RiRi Sets Another Record

BYP NEWSFLASH October 6th, 2011   Forbes unleashed their list of the highest-earning women in Showbiz, and – surprise, surprise – Oprah Winfrey topped the list, making a staggering $290 million from May 2010-May 2011. This is actually kind of surprising though, since The Big O’s new television network OWN has been doing less-than-stellar since […]

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There’s just something about Herman Cain…

There’s just something about Herman Cain He’s sort of unpolished, he’s made some cringe-worthy comments about Muslims, and he’s…well, Black. Yet somehow, an ultra-conservative, often racially-insensitive, Tea Party-tinged Republican Party is all about Herman Cain these days. And who can blame them when he drops gems like this one from a few days ago, regarding […]

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

R.I.P. Steve Jobs (1955-2011)   Steve Jobs – visionary, entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, Inc – died yesterday at the age of 56. Pancreatic cancer has being reported as the cause of death. Jobs is responsible for world-changing items and programs like Mac computers, iPods, iPads, iTunes and iPhones. Our lives would be very different […]

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Willow Smith’s “Fireball”: How Is This Girl Ten Years Old?

This gets our stamp of approval. It somehow manages to be straight-up, unadulterated, red hot FIYAH, while still being 110% age appropriate. Willow Smith is an insanely gifted vocalist for a preteen. She’s all cuteness and swag behind the mic; no fear and not a hint of amateurishness. Un-real.

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REPORT: Large-scale Juvenile Detention Does NOT Curb Juvenile Crime

REPORT: Large-scale Juvenile Detention Does NOT Curb Juvenile Crime Colorlines Magazine writer Jorge Rivas has written an eye-opening article regarding a recent report from the Annie E. Casey foundation, asserting that incarcerating high numbers of troubled young people does not curb juvenile crime , and may actually increase crimes rates instead. He writes: “Even the […]

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Civil Rights Hero Fred L. Shuttlesworth Dead at 89

Civil Rights Hero Fred L. Shuttlesworth Dead at 89 Civil Rights icon Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth has died at the age of 89. As pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Rev. Shuttlesworth was a warrior for Civil Rights, surviving bombings, beatings and multiple arrests. His life and work inspired countless others, including […]

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Common Wants To Take You HIGHER with “BLUE SKY”

Common’s “Blue Sky” is a call to arms for a generation haunted by a sense of hopeless. He doesn’t want you to get angry; he wants you to get inspired, reach higher and dream bigger. Who’s with him?

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BYP NEWSFLASH: Winehouse’s “Me & Mr. Jones” About NAS, Adele Cancels Tour, J. Cole is #1 and MORE!

BYP MORNING NEWSLASH MUSIC EDITION October 05, 2011   In an interview with XXLmag.com, Nas confirms that the late-great Amy Winehouse’s classic “Me and Mr. Jones” was about him. “’I don’t really remember if Salaam, who was really close to her, who introduced us, if he told me about it or not,’ Nas told XXL. […]

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NEW LAWS THREATEN YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!

NEW LAWS THREATEN YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE! We’ve been telling you guys for weeks now that your Voting Rights are under attack (see HERE and HERE). Thanks to the continued efforts of Republican-led state legislatures, and shady, man-behind-the-curtain figures like the Koch Brothers, inane voting restrictions that disproportionately impact young, impoverished and minority voters are […]

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