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Do Churches Have a Responsibility to Promote Healthy Living to Their Congregations?

A recent survey of African American church goers in North Carolina finds that a majority of the respondents believe that churches have a responsibility to promote healthy living to their congregations. Do you agree?

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New Documentary Explores Obama’s “Complicated” Relationship with Black Community

A new documentary – “A Complicated Affair” – explores President Obama’s complex relationship with the black community, examining the widespread support and criticism he’s received from African Americans

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Louisiana City Set to Ban Saggy Pants

A city in Louisiana is set to ban saggy pants. An ordinance has been passed in The Terrebonne Parish Council and is expected to be signed by the Parish President. Is a ban on saggy pants necessary? Is it just another way to criminalize black youth?

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Police Sgt. Fired For Bringing Trayvon Martin Targets to Gun Range

A Florida police officer has been fired after bringing Trayvon Martin targets to a gun range.

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BYP’s Dennis Johnson on MHP Show: “Violence will never cease until we find a way to make money out of peace.”

the Black Youth Project’s own Dennis Johnson appeared on MSNBC’s The Melissa Harris Perry show to discuss the crisis of gun violence in Chicago. Dennis made a fascinating assertion: “Violence will never cease until we find a way to make money out of peace.”

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Rick Ross Apologizes AGAIN: Rape Lyrics are “one of my biggest mistakes and regrets.”

In the wake of his lost endorsement deal with Reebok, Rick Ross has released another apology, calling his rape lyrics “one of my biggest mistakes and regrets.”

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Louis C.K. Talks Mexican Heritage: “I’m An Accidental White Person”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, writer and comedian Louis C.K. says his comic vision is informed by his upbringing in Mexico, and the arbitrariness of race in America: “I had the help of a whole nation of people just accepting that I’m white.”

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8 Year-Old Follows Tenn. Lawmaker Around State Capitol; Shames Him Into Dropping Welfare Bill

8 year-old Aamira Fetuga followed Tennessee lawmaker Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) around the state capitol until he agreed to drop a bill linking welfare benefits to a student’s academic performance.

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Chicago HS B-Ball Star Jabari Parker Is Proud to Represent Young Black Males Going to College

Set to attend Duke U. next year as one of their most buzzed-about recruits in years, Jabari Parker says his greatest joy is being able to set a good example for other young people, and to help change the narrative surrounding Chicago’s youth.

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George Zimmerman’s Mom Lashes Out At Media in Open Letter on the Anniversary of Son’s Arrest

A year after her son’s arrest, George Zimmerman’s mother has penned an open letter, thanking supporters and lashing out against critics of her son: “April 11 2012 will be forever remembered by the Zimmerman family as the day the justice system failed us…”

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