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This Is Why I Am Afraid of the Police

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:10 pm December 31, 2014 The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Jonathan Walton. By: Jonathan Walton This past weekend, thousands of New York City police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle in Glendale, New York. It […]

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Why aren’t we talking about the death of Victor White III?

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:51 pm December 31, 2014 The following piece is from The Grio. It was written by Mwende Katwiwa. By: Mwende Katwiwa Most Americans are familiar with Harry Houdini. Houdini earned such notoriety for his famous escape acts that to this day criminals who get loose from their handcuffs are often described as having “Houdinied” their […]

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NYPD Strategy: Be Strict on Small Crimes to Deter Major Ones; Critics Say Policy Targets Blacks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:42 pm December 31, 2014 The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele. By: Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele Critics say the “broken windows” approach that New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is defending is nothing but a regurgitation of the stop-and-frisk policy that targeted African-American and Hispanic […]

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Why Cuba will never send Assata Shakur to the U.S.

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:17 pm December 30, 2014 The following piece is from Chicago Tribune. It was written by Achy Obejas. By: Achy Obejas She’s on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list. Why Cuba protects her.

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John Crawford and Tamir Rice: How Black People Can Die for Carrying Toy Guns in an Open Carry Gun State

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:28 am December 30, 2014 By: Brandon Patterson In August, 22-year-old John Crawford was gunned down by Ohio police in a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio, outside of Dayton.  Police were responding to a call reporting a man waving a rifle in the store. 

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Dealing With the Racial Nature of Wrongful Convictions.

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:18 pm December 29, 2014 The following piece is from Thy Black Man.  It was written by David A. Love. By: David A. Love The vast majority of the wrongfully convicted who are exonerated through DNA evidence are people of color. The numbers don’t lie.

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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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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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Program aims to expand minority participation in energy sector

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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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Chicago Artists Took Over A Whole Train Line With A #BlackLivesMatter Protest

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:25 pm December 24, 2014 The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Joseph Erbentraut. By: Joseph Erbentraut As Black Lives Matter protests have captivated the nation over the past month, artists in Chicago used a different kind of medium to shed light on America’s racial divide.

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