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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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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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Eric Garner protest to be held in Chicago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:42 pm December 4, 2014 In protest of a New York City grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer for the fatal murder of a 43-year-old unarmed black man, activists, organizers and concerned citizens will unite in Chicago. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is requesting that people gather on […]

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National ‘Wear Orange’ protest in opposition of mass incarceration to be held October 30

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:54 am October 28, 2014   On October 30 people across the country will wear orange as a symbol of their stance against mass incarceration. Protesters will take to streets, high schools, college campuses and public transportation to challenge other to join the opposition of the oppressive system of mass incarceration. 

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National Day of Protest against police brutality scheduled for October 22

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:58 am October 21, 2014 The 19th annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminilization of a Generation will take place on Wednesday Oct. 22. The event will be hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a building national movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and […]

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Transgender activist CeCe McDonald to speak at the University of Chicago this month


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:16 pm October 2, 2014 Transgender activist CeCe McDonald will address racism, transphobia and incarceration faced by transgender women of color during a keynote speech at the University of Chicago on Wednesday Oct. 15. The program is hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Student Life and the Institute of Politics. It is […]

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Black Star Project to host 4th Annual Million Father March back to school parade

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:35 am August 29, 2014 On Saturday, black fathers across the nation will united for the Million Father March. The march, organized by fathers across the country, is supported by men, women and adults from all ethnic backgrounds. It promotes’ fathers’ active involvement with their children’s education and overall well-being throughout the […]

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Hands up. Don’t Shoot! A community Video to protest police brutality against black men


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:02 pm August 27, 2014 In an effort to speak out against police aggression targeting African-American men and the killing of Michael Brown, community members in Chicago will convene to create a short video and release a photo. “Hands Up. Don’t shoot!” is meant to gather protesters in solidarity to stand behind […]

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Chicago Film festival tells stories of black LGBTQ community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:21 pm July 2, 2014 For two days residents and visitors of Chicago will have the chance to experience unique films dedicated to showcasing works by and about the Black LGBTQ/SGL (same gender loving) community. The Black Alphabet Film Festival, hosted by the non profit Black Alphabet, features a series of independent films […]

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Event: ‘Free Her Rally’ seeks to call attention to women and girls in prison

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:28 am June 20, 2014 The Institute of the Black World along with Black Family Summit Organizations will host a “Free Her” rally in hopes of calling attention to the affects of mass incarceration on women. Thousands of concerned citizens along with members of national organizations are expected to converge on the […]

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