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In the Struggle Against Police Violence, the Youth Shall Lead


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:46 pm December 18, 2014 The following post is from The Nation. It was written by Mychal Denzel Smith. By: Mychal Denzel Smith More than 50,000 people marched on the streets of New York City this past Saturday, December 13, to protest the two recent grand jury decisions—in Ferguson, Missouri, and in […]

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On Celings Made of Glass

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:10 pm December 12, 2014 The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Shonda Rhimes. By: Shonda Rhimes Shonda Rhimes at THR’s Power Woman Breakfast 2014 When my publicist called to tell me that I was receiving this honor, I screwed up my face and I said, “Are you sure? […]

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Latinos & Police Abuse

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:46 am December 12, 2014 The following piece is from Univision. It was written by David R. Ayón. By: David R. Ayón Unfortunately missing from the raging national debate over recurrent police killings of African American men and boys — defined as an issue pitting blacks against whites — is the question of where […]

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Eric Garner Said ‘I Can’t Breathe’ 11 Times — Now Activists Are Making 11 Demands In His Name

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:16 pm December 11, 2014 The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Christopher Mathias.  By: Christopher Mathias It’s been more than a week since a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, and protesters have taken to […]

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Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story.

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:53 pm December 11, 2014 The following piece is from Vanity Fair. It was written by Beverly Johnson. By: Beverly Johnson Like most Americans, I spent the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s in awe of Bill Cosby and his total domination of popular culture. He was the first African American […]

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Study: KKK Played a Serious Role In Garnering White Southern Support for Republican Party

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:27 pm December 11, 2014 The following piece is from Atlanta Black Star. It was written by Taylor Gordon. By: Taylor Gordon The Ku Klux Klan may be largely responsible for the history of white voters in the deep South showing unwavering support for the Republican Party, a new study has revealed.

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Ferguson protesters named as runner-up for TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ award

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:44 pm December 10, 2014 The following piece is from TIME. It was written by Alex Altman. By: Alex Altman At the beginning, they just wanted to pay tribute. Neighbors stood on cracked sidewalks behind yellow police tape, watching the dead teen’s body bake for hours in the summer heat. They tried […]

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We Don’t Just Need Nicer Cops. We Need Fewer Cops.

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:18 pm December 10, 2014 The following piece is from The Nation. It was written by Alex S. Vitale. By: Alex S. Vitale Protests against the recent police killings of unarmed black men and boys—Eric Garner and Akai Gurley in New York, Michael Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in […]

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More CPS grads are getting college diplomas, though racial gaps persist

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:39 pm December 10, 2014 The following piece is from Catalyst Chicago. It was written by Melissa Sanchez. By: Melissa Sanchez Back in 2006, Chicago researchers released a startling report on the post-secondary success of CPS students. The study ultimately concluded that just eight of every 100 high school freshmen would end […]

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Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm December 9, 2014 The following piece is from Gawker. It was written by Rich Juzwiak and Aleksander Chan. By: Rich Juzwiak and Aleksander Chan On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets […]

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