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Free Spirit Media: Empowering Young Reporters

“We want our voices to be heard…what people call the ghetto, like here our neighborhood, that’s our life. That’s our sense of peace and we want others to see that we’re more than what people make us out there to be, and that’s why I joined Free Spirit Media just for the simple fact that […]

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Do We See God or Color?

I remember church. Choirs sang with the brightest hearts. Preachers roared and souls looked for fulfillment. We sat in our seats, eager to hear the word. We were more than willing to break from our every day pains and sorrows to find solace.

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3 Gay Black Male Rappers Everyone Should Check Out

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Straight black men dominate the rap industry. Surprise! But to what extent does this male-dominated field marginalize other groups from entering into this lucrative industry? While the industry has made some room for empowered, tough black women- Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, Angel Haze, to name a few- one group has been marginalized almost entirely: gay […]

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Today in Post-Race History: The Case of Richie Incognito

We’ve been following the Miami Dolphins’ bullying case starring a dude whose real name is actually Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin here on the BYP, because sports–and sports stories–are never entirely about sports. I’m repeating myself and others when I say that sports is a microcosm of the culture, and this issue is no exception. […]

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Am I My Sister’s Keeper?

In light of the recent homicide of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, the unnerving trend of violence against black females is brought to the forefront. Violence against women, especially minority women is not a new trend in America.

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Why you should sign the petition demanding reparations for Chicago Police torture survivors

Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and detectives under his authority engaged in acts of torture, physical abuse and coercion of black men and women from 1972 through 1991. Under Burge’s command, African Americans were electrically shocked on their genitals, lips and ears, suffocated with plastic bags and subjected to mock executions with guns. All […]

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Hip Hop, White Supremacy & Capitalism [Exclusive FILM]

Jasiri X and Paradise Gray on the set of the controversial video, “Just A Minstrel” (Photo by Imran X) This is version one of the brand new documentary corporations won’t want you to view and study. If you are upset at the way corporations have co-opted Hip Hop and re-sold it in the most racist, […]

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Radio Interview: BYP’s Shantell Jamison on “Speak Out, Say It Loud”

Each week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison joins “Music Vox” Host Jesse Menendez on 90.7FM to discuss the latest current events covered by the BYP. In this conversation, the two discuss “Speak Out, Say It Loud”, a movement started by four Pastors in Harlem, New York.

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Why the black man will never tell you he wants commitment

The long-held belief that black women are starved creatures who continue to be overlooked when it comes to love is sickening. It doesn’t matter if they are successful or average, pretty or standard, the idea that women are just sitting around waiting to be selected by a man who has his pick of the litter […]

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