Home Bloggers BYP 100 BYP Action BYP Research

Category Archives: Featured Post

featured posts

Paris, #BlackLivesMatter, the Cultural Violence, and the White Western State

charllie-236x300

By diamond 3:46 pm January 9, 2015 Writer Malik Nashad Sharpe believes that it’s possible to mourn those lost in the Charlie Hebdo attack and stand with those that have been harmed by racist and Islamophobic sentiments in France.

Read the rest



‘Because White Men Can’t Police Their Imagination, Black Men Are Dying’

citizen

By diamond 12:32 pm January 9, 2015 Claudia Rankine’s preeminent book on race in America, ‘Citizen’, has been given a chilling update. What used to be blank spaces now hold the names of black men killed by the police.

Read the rest



The Idea Revolution: How Youth of Color Will Build Our Future

youthofcolor

By diamond 12:12 pm January 9, 2015 Writing for the Huffington Post, Brandon Hill says that the gap between rich and poor students may deprive the world of significant contributions from youth of color.

Read the rest



We’ll Need an Economic Program to Make #BlackLivesMatter. Here Are Three Ideas.

thenation

By diamond 11:19 am January 9, 2015 “We are in the midst of a movement to upend white supremacy,” say the Nation‘s Jesse A. Myerson and Mychal Denzel Smith. They have three economic ideas for making #BlackLivesMatter.

Read the rest



President Obama Just Changed the Game

010815_community_college_520

By diamond 10:17 am January 9, 2015 Yesterday, President Obama proposed making community college free for those “who are willing to work for it.”

Read the rest



New Footage Shows Officers Restraining Tamir Rice’s Sister

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 4.34.40 PM

By diamond 5:39 pm January 8, 2015 Cleveland city officials released extended video that show’s police forcing Tamir Rice’s sister to the ground after they shot her brother. The video shows Rice’s sister running to his aide after hearing the gun shots. Once she approached the body, she is held down by the officers involved […]

Read the rest



We Out (T)here: Afrofuturism in the Age of Non-Indictments

afronauts-01

By diamond 5:11 pm January 8, 2015 Writing for Weird Sister, Morgan Parker believes that the concept of Afro-futurism might help us heal from daily anti-black violence. ”Not only do our lives matter, they will remain. Like it or not.” 

Read the rest



Why, Phylicia? Bye, Phylicia.

byephylicia2

By diamond 4:35 pm January 8, 2015 For Disrupting Dinner Parties, Dominique Hazzard writes that Phylicia Rashad’s comments were a missed opportunity to show that it is possible to defend the contributions of the Cosby Show without throwing women under the bus.

Read the rest



One Million to Lose Food Stamp Benefits

Snap Card

By diamond 4:15 pm January 8, 2015 According to a new report from the CBPP, one million people will lose SNAP benefits before the end of 2016.

Read the rest



Where Is the 24-Hour News Cycle on the Bomb At a Colorado NAACP?

Rashida Jones

By diamond 1:58 pm January 8, 2015 At Think Progress, Nicole Flatow is disturbed by the lack of media coverage on the bombing of the NAACP building in Colorado Springs, CO.

Read the rest