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In memory of four little girls

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By Shantell @shantell_em 9:48 am September 15, 2014 On this day fifty-one years ago, the world lost four promising little girls due to pure, unadulterated hatred. A bomb exploded some time before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Unfortunately such acts were commonplace given the blatant racism faced by African-Americans […]

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The Path and Means to Police Accountability

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By santee 3:10 pm September 12, 2014 A lot of my pieces often deal with creating more understanding for the ‘other side’ of things. In previous pieces I have called for more empathy and understanding concerning young black males, police officers, and even murderers like Theodore Wafer. I do these pieces because empathy is my […]

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The Purge

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By byp100 @byp_100 11:16 am September 12, 2014 By: Tiara Phalon “If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do?

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#YesAllBlackWomen Are Janay Rice

By byp100 @byp_100 9:23 am September 11, 2014 By: Samantha Master Trigger Warning: violence against women; misogyny One of my earliest and most vivid memories was at five or six years old. My mother and I went to a local Hampton Inn after one of my step-father’s drunken rages left her black-eyed and busted-lipped. At […]

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Crime and Punishment

By Summer M. 10:44 am September 9, 2014 Yesterday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens finally decided to terminate running back Ray Rice’s contract after new video emerged of him assaulting his then-girlfriend (now wife), Janay Palmer, in a casino elevator. The decision, though necessary, was probably a result of peer pressure and needing better PR around […]

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Undercover Colors: Date Rape Detection Fingernail Polish

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By Amari Rene @AmErican_Poet 11:57 am September 4, 2014 Some gruesome statistics about rape culture in America, is that a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes. Further, 1 in every 4 college women have been sexually assaulted, 60% of rapes are never reported and 97% of rapist never go to jail for their crimes. […]

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BYP100 launches ‘Unapologetically Black’ t-shirt campaign

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:16 am September 4, 2014 The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has launched a new campaign. The UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK t-shirt campaign will support BYP100′s work to train, mobilize and organize young Black activists across the nation.

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The Beauty of Independence

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By Keevin Brown 6:24 pm September 2, 2014 G Unit has gotten back together with a new EP entitled The Beauty of Independence. With the album title in mind, it immediately harkened me back to a brief clip from former Roc-A-Fella records CEO Dame Dash discussing the “independent spirit.” The implications of what Dame discusses […]

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What I Learned on the Ground in Ferguson, and Where Do We Go From Here

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By jasiri x 2:47 pm August 29, 2014 Jasiri X speaking to a resident of North County, MO outside of Michael Brown’s funeral (Photo by Cartan X Mosley)  One of the most inspiring things that came out of my trip to Ferguson was seeing the emerging young leaders on the ground doing incredible organizing, despite […]

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Angels and Emmys

By Summer M. 9:00 am August 29, 2014 Last weekend, Charles Belk, a 51-year-old black man, was arrested and detained by the Beverly Hill Police Department on the suspicion that he had robbed a nearby bank. In reality, Belk had been having a meal at a nearby restaurant, and was on his way to check […]

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