Home Bloggers BYP 100 BYP Action BYP Research

Category Archives: News Flash

news flashes

Teen Girl Recovering After Being Shot By Minnesota Police


By diamond 1:57 pm April 17, 2015 Tania Harris, 18, suffered two gunshot wounds after being shot by police yesterday. Police claim that she was holding a knife but her family disputes police claims. From Fox 9: A Robbinsdale, Minn. police officer shot a high school student after an “unwanted person” call was made at […]

Read the rest

Report: National Guard Called Ferguson Protestors ‘Enemy Forces’ And ‘Adversaries’


By diamond 12:20 pm April 17, 2015 CNN released a damning report this morning that revealed that the Missouri National Guard referred to Ferguson protesters as “enemy forces” and “adversaries”. From CNN: As the Missouri National Guard prepared to deploy to help quell riots in Ferguson, Missouri, that raged sporadically last year, the guard used […]

Read the rest

ICYMI: John Legend Launches Campaign to End Mass Incarceration


By diamond 12:18 pm April 15, 2015 On Monday, John Legend launched FREE AMERICA, an initiative to end mass incarceration, reports the Huffington Post. “We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country. It’s destroying families, it’s destroying communities and we’re the most incarcerated country in the world, and when you look deeper and look […]

Read the rest

Survivors of Chicago Police Torture Will Receive Reparations

chicago reparations

By diamond 1:05 pm April 14, 2015 From Project NIA: This morning, members of Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Amnesty International, USA and representatives of the Mayor’s Office announced an agreement on a reparations package for survivors of torture by Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and officers under his command before a special session of […]

Read the rest

Black Youth Project 100 Debuts Video Highlighting Impact of Low-Wage Jobs on the Black Community


By diamond 9:11 am April 14, 2015 CHICAGO –The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) highlights the impact of fast food jobs and other low wage occupations on Black youth in a new video released yesterday morning. The video, titled Black Work Matters: The Fight for $15, calls sharp attention to the experiences of young Black people […]

Read the rest

Madonna Kissed Drake and It Was Very Uncomfortable

drake madonna

By diamond 12:05 pm April 13, 2015 There’s not much to say here other than, “Ew”.

Read the rest

Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman on the $20?

rosa parks

By diamond 1:13 pm April 9, 2015 The group Women on 20s has been advocating for a woman to be put onto the $20 bill. The four finalists are Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma Mankiller. “We believe this simple, symbolic and long-overdue change could be an important stepping stone for other initiatives promoting […]

Read the rest

Black Activist Charged With Lynching

maile hampton

By diamond 1:38 am April 8, 2015 Maile Hampton, a 20 year-old activist in Sacramento, Ca., was charged with “lynching” for pulling a fellow activist away from a police officer. Hampton was charged under an archaic 1933 California law that was created to prevent people from forcibly taking others from police custody in order to dole out […]

Read the rest

Update: South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Black Man In Back

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 7.01.30 PM

By diamond 7:06 pm April 7, 2015 North Charleston, S.C. police officer, Michael T. Slager, has been charged with murder. Slager claimed that during a traffic stop, Walter L. Scott took his stun gun and that he shot Scott in self-defense. The story would have stopped there if a video of the incident had not been recorded […]

Read the rest

Garissa University Gunman Identified as Son of Government Official

Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi

By diamond 10:30 am April 7, 2015 Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi, the son of a Kenyan government official, has been identified as one of the gunmen behind the Garissa University attack that left 148 people dead, Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka told the Associated Press. The unnamed chief in Kenya’s Mandera County reported that his son missing last […]

Read the rest