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BYP 100′s FM Supreme releases ‘Heal Chi Raq’ in response to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Chi-raq’

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In response to Nick Minaj and Lil Herb’s “Chi-raq” song, BYP 100 member FM Supreme has released her track “Heal Chi Raq.” Let’s just say that FM Supreme isn’t happy that artists are celebrating her city’s extremely sad youth violence problems. In contrast to the popular tune rapped by Young Money’s Minaj, Supreme’s track seeks […]

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‘Taking Back Chi-raq’: a response video to Nicki Minaj & Lil Herb

The term “Chiraq” has been long debated. With the release of Nicki Minaj’s new single, the “Chi-raq”, discussion about appropriateness of the term has been further fueled. Chicago author, motivational speaker and activist Richard L. Taylor, Jr. created a video in response to the song and term, calling for community members to reclaim their city. 

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Kenwood Academy High School students spread joy with ‘Happy’ video

Pharell’s hit single “Happy” is spreading like a wildfire. The song earned the music producer his first Oscar nod, and now everyone is filled with joy. In honor of National Happiness Day, yes that is a thing, we’d like to share one of the best renditions of “Happy” with you. Students at Chicago’s Kenwood Academy […]

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BYP & BYP 100 Present…’MLK Then & Now: Rebuilding the Black Freedom Movement Through King’s Legacy’

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Join The Black Youth Project Founder Cathy J. Cohen, BYP 100 National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and members of The Black Youth Project and BYP 100 on Monday January 20th for an hour long Twitter Chat dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Participants will share their thoughts and beliefs about how to best […]

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Remembering Aaliyah on her 35th birthday

Today Aaliyah would have turned 35. With a future as bright as her smile, there is no doubt that she would have continued to be a star. Her life was cut short just before her big break into the film industry, but her legacy is undoubtedly one that remains to be remembered, imitated and forever […]

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Happy birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

Happy birthday Mr. King. Your legacy has undoubtedly lived, impacted and changed the lives of millions across the world.

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New York Times article sheds light into life of homeless child

This story originally appeared in the New York Times. By: Andrea Elliot She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets. A few feet away, their mother and father sleep near the mop bucket they use as a toilet. […]

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Web series explores myths, realities of black behavior

Black Folks Don’t is a controversial web series that places practices that are normally associated with race under the microscope. Back for it’s third season, Black Folks Don’t explores and debunks things that black people allegedly don’t do.

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Radio Interview: The affects of racial categorization in Hollywood

Each week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison joins “Music Vox” Host Jesse Menendez on 90.7FM to discuss the latest current events covered by the Black Youth Project. In this conversation, the two discuss an USA Today article that refers to “The Best Man: Holiday” as a “race-themed” film, and the affects of racial categorization in mainstream entertainment and inclusion.

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White Supremacist who wants to make town 100% white finds out he’s 14% African

Craig Cobb has no qualms about telling you his plans for the small North Dakota town he resides in. The white supremacist wants to turn Leith, ND., into an all-white town. He recently appeared on the talk show “Trisha,” and shared his thoughts about why this would be beneficial.

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