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Chicago Film festival tells stories of black LGBTQ community

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 that tell the stories of black LGBTQ members. 

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

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 National Mall in Washington, D. C. on Saturday, […]

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Event: ‘Now What?’ Politics, Culture and Social Media

The Illinois Humanities Council presents: “Now What?” – Politics, Culture and Social Media.  The event kicks off the second edition of the Now What? conversation series, and takes a look at the impact of Twitter on organizing. The Black Youth Project is a co-sponsor of the event.

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BYP 100 webinar: Ending the Criminalization of Black Youth

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BYP 100 is joining the long-term fight to end the criminalization of Black youth, and they’re hosting a free webinar to continue with a solutions-based conversation. The group of young activists believe that strategies that transform our lives and communities require grassroots organizing and public policy advocacy. 

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Event: Remembering Maya Angelou

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  On Wednesday May 28, the world lost an icon. Dr. Maya Angelou passed away peacefully in her sleep, and while millions continue to grieve her loss, some members of a spoken word collective are choosing to honor her memory.

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Event: Face of Darkness – Journey to Healing

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Filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth “KT” Nelson, along with executive producers Terrie M. Williams and Mari Yanuzzi will host the  “Face of Darkness” – Journey to Healing event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in New York City at 6 p.m.

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Vigil to be held for slain Chicago anti-violence activist Leonore Draper

On Friday, May 2, Chicago activists, community members and residents will gather for a candlelight vigil in honor of slain anti-violence activist Leonore Draper.  Draper died after being shot in front of her home on Friday night during a drive-by shooting after attending the anti-violence event, A Charitable Confection to benefit project Orange Tree. 

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#BYPGotSkills Series: Using Social Media for Activism Webinar

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The Black Youth Project 100 is hosting a free webinar, “Using Social Media for Activism: Being Effective, Strategic and Impactful.” Social media is reinventing activism, amplifying old problems in new spaces and in innovative ways. This session goes beyond hashtags and covers ways to use various tools to amplify your cause effectively and strategically so […]

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Black Men United sponsors ‘No Murders in May’ Mother’s Day luncheon

Black Men United, in partnership with the Goodwill Industries of Omaha and Risen Son Baptist Church is calling for the city of Omaha to stop killing one another for at least one month. Instead of traditional Mother’s Day gifts, the organization is hoping that city residents with give the gift of No Murders in May this […]

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Chicago Department of Health seeks participants for HIV prevention focus group

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The Chicago Department of Public Health, in conjunction with Better World Advertising, are seeking black women who are at least 18 years of age to participate in a focus group to develop an HIV/STD prevention campaign.

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