Home Bloggers BYP 100 BYP Action BYP Research

Category Archives: News Flash

news flashes

#HandsOffAssata: Cuba Says They Will Not Return Assata Shakur

assata

By diamond 5:47 pm March 5, 2015 Cuba has made it very clear that they will not be returning Assata Shakur to the United States. From The Root: “I can say it is off the table,” Gustavo Machin, the deputy director for American affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, replied when asked if […]

Read the rest



Breaking: Brown Family Will File Civil Lawsuit, Ferguson Police Official Fired

ferguson

By diamond 2:20 pm March 5, 2015 The family of Michael Brown has announced that they will file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson following the Department of Justice’s announcement that they will not seek federal charges against Darren Wilson. In the aftermath of the DOJ’s scathing report on the racial biases within […]

Read the rest



No More Business As Usual: UC Berkeley Students Host Teach-In

uc berkeley

By diamond 2:03 pm March 5, 2015 Students at the UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare organized a teach-in to let a racially insensitive professor know that there will be no more business as usual. From the Bold Italic: “We all experienced the emotional impact of your actions. We would not be here today if this […]

Read the rest



Man Arrested for the Murder of Islan Nettles

islan

By diamond 10:40 am March 5, 2015 From DNAinfo: A Brooklyn man was arrested for the brutal 2013 beating death of transgender woman Islan Nettles — nearly two years after confessing to the crime, prosecutors said. James Dixon, 24, of Clinton Hill, was indicted for manslaughter and felony assault in relation to Nettles’ death, prosecutors said Tuesday in Manhattan […]

Read the rest



The Voting Rights Act at 50: New Study Released on Race and Voting

VRA@50

By diamond 10:57 am March 4, 2015 A new study from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: The State of Race in Politics, looks at the impact of race in voting since the passage of the Voting Rights Act. From the Joint Center: Key findings: The black/white racial […]

Read the rest



Justice Department Investigation Finds Racial Bias In Ferguson Traffic Stops

eric holder

By diamond 1:47 pm March 3, 2015 From the New York Times: The Justice Department has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer’s shooting of a black teenager last summer, law enforcement […]

Read the rest



Rice Family Says City’s Claim That Tamir Rice Was Responsible For His Own Death Is ‘Unbelievable’

tamir

By diamond 1:30 pm March 3, 2015 Cleveland city officials determined that 12-year-old Tamir Rice was responsible for his own death at the hands of two police officers late last year. The Rice family has responded to the insensitive comments made by city officials. From the Washington Post: “What they said is incredulous at best. […]

Read the rest



Facebook Adds Suicide Prevention App

facebook

By diamond 10:02 am March 3, 2015 Last week, Facebook announced the addition of a suicide prevention feature. As of today, roughly half of all Facebook users have access to the app. All users will have access in the coming months. Suicide accounts for over 40,000 deaths annually. Amongst young people aged 10-24, suicide is the […]

Read the rest



Tamir Rice Responsible For His Own Death Say Police

tamir

By diamond 11:06 am March 2, 2015 From CBS: The city of Cleveland is arguing in court documents that 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun last November, was responsible for his own death. Rice’s family is suing the city in federal court over the boy’s death. In a court […]

Read the rest



Ferguson Organizers Receive Human Rights Award

ferguson

By diamond 10:02 am February 27, 2015 DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie have won the prestigious Howard Zinn Freedom to Write Award for their organizing work in Ferguson. From: Pen New England Ferguson activists and bloggers Johnetta Elzie and DeRay McKesson will share the 2015 Howard Zinn Freedom to Write Award for their work as activists, organizers, and citizen journalists in the […]

Read the rest