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If you’re poor, your mortgage rate can depend on the color of your skin

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:43 pm December 24, 2014 The following piece is from The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Guo. By: Jeff Guo A new study finds that black borrowers were 50 percent more likely to have overpaid for their mortgages between 2004-2008​. Here’s why.

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‘Justice for All’ Should Embrace Black America’s Neglected Health Disparities

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:33 pm December 24, 2014 The following piece is from The Christian Post. It was written by Peter Hotez. By: Peter Hotez This weekend’s protest march in Washington DC highlighted an urgent need for dialogue and concrete steps to repair important national racial divides, yet an important one barely mentioned were disparities […]

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Shaneka Thompson Isn’t Just ‘a Woman in Baltimore’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:07 pm December 23, 2014 The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Demetria Lucas D’Oyley. By: Demetria Lucas D’Oyley Shaneka Nicole Thompson’s name should be familiar to you by now—but it isn’t.

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[FERGUSON FORWARD] How Bob McCullough Won

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:45 am December 23, 2014 The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Charles F. Coleman Jr. By: Charles F. Coleman Jr. As many of us continue to grapple with the gut-wrenching news out of Ferguson, there is the prevailing sense of confusion surrounding what might have happened in the grand jury. […]

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Our Black Men Matter- 50 Shot project

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:18 pm December 22, 2014 The following post is from Get The T. It was written by Tiana Jorman. By: Tiana Jorman The world is taught to love and hate black men in rapid succession leaving them to struggle for recognition in a nation that constantly imposes their identity and character upon […]

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Don’t Let Them Make a Cop Killer the Face of the Movement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:46 pm December 22, 2014 The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Kevin Clay. By: Kevin Clay The death of two New York City police officers is tragic. They were two men of color who likely experienced the realities of a racist society and were unjustifiably slain. Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed […]

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Why I chose not to march in DC

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:49 am December 22, 2014 The following post is from TheGrio. It was written by BYP100 member Jessica Pierce. By: Jessica Pierce While I applaud everyone who marched in Washington, DC, [Saturday], I chose to sit this one out — for several reasons.

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Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:02 pm December 19, 2014 The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Malkia A. Cyril. By: Malkia A. Cyril At 7:30am on a rainy Monday morning, a multi-racial team of activists led by Black millennial direct action groups Blackout Collective, #BlackBrunch and Black Lives Matter accomplished what had never been done […]

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ABOUT THIS MOVEMENT.

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:28 pm December 19, 2014 The following piece is from Ferguson Action. It was written by protesters in Ferguson. By: Protesters in Ferguson On the week of August 9th, Black youth in Ferguson took to the streets and kicked off a wave of resistance against police violence that has spread across the […]

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Lifting each other up: You can’t stop the revolution

March in Las Vegas, NV in support of justice for Eric Garner and Mike Brown and the Black Lives Matter social movement. Photo by Beverly Yuen Thompson2

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:10 pm December 19, 2014 The following piece is from American Friends Service Committee. It was written by Diamond Latchison. By: Diamond Latchison Note: I invited Matthew Armstead who went to Ferguson during Ferguson October to write a guest piece about his experience. He thought it would be great if we invited […]

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