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Ferguson case highlights need for national data on police shootings

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:59 pm November 25, 2014 The following piece is from The Chicago Reporter. It was written by Adeshina Emmanuel. By: Adeshina Emmanuel Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Oscar Grant. They were all unarmed black youth at the center of high-profile shootings that spurred protests about police use of excessive force and reignited debates […]

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I Have No Words for Tamir Rice.


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:16 pm November 24, 2014 The following piece is from Water Cooler Convos. It was written by Jenn Jackson. By: Jenn Jackson Can I have that toy shooter Mommy?” “No.” “Why?” “Because you’re Black.”

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Black Women: Successful And Still Unmarried

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:57 pm November 24, 2014 The following piece is from NPR. It was written by Tell Me More. By: Tell Me More Blog If you are a black woman with an advanced degree, there’s a good chance you’ve never been married. New research from Yale University suggests that highly educated black women are twice […]

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Getting Beyond Ferguson

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:45 pm November 21, 2014 The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by David M. Kennedy. By: David M. Kennedy Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely and directly, one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation. The National […]

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“This is why we are tired”: Racist remarks mar National Book Award ceremony


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:58 am November 21, 2014 The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Joanna Rothkopf. By: Joanna Rothkopf Daniel Handler has apologized for his comments via Twitter: My job at last night’s National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson… -DH [1/2] — […]

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We Speak Their Names: For the Black Trans Women Murdered This Year


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:20 pm November 20, 2014 Yaz’Min Shancez (pictured above), nicknamed ‘Miss T’ by her loved ones, was 31 years old when she was brutally killed in Fort Myers, Florida. Her body was then set alight and dumped behind a garbage bin where it was discovered on the 19th of June. Her family […]

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The Kardashians aren’t just trashy, they’re dangerous


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:22 am November 20, 2014 The following post is from the Chicago Tribune. It was written by Sally Kohn. By: Sally Kohn As you surely know, last week Kim Kardashian posed — naked — on the pages of Paper magazine. The stated goal? #BreakTheInternet.

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The Case for Black With a Capital B

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:08 pm November 19, 2014 The following piece is from the New York Times. It was written by Lori L. Tharps. By: Lori L. Tharps I WAS sitting in my office at Temple University when I overheard an exchange between a colleague and his student. The student had come to see her […]

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Advancing Reproductive Justice for Black Women and Women of Color in Cleveland

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:28 pm November 19, 2014 The following piece is from RH Reality Check. It was written by Jasmine Burnett. By: Jasmine Burnett A politically hostile and anti-woman sentiment is playing out in Ohio, where local and state legislators are using women’s access to reproductive health care as a tool to jockey for power. We are […]

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Solange’s Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am November 19, 2014 The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Kadia Blagrove. By: Kadia Blagrove Solange Knowles wedded her long time love Alan Ferguson over the weekend. Of course, this cool chick didn’t give us traditional blushing bride. The 28-year-old singer went for a modern […]

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