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The future of youth activism

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BYP100′s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers recently joined MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry.

The two discuss the goals of the Black Youth Project 100, and the importance of youth activism. 

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

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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 facing a military force every night for almost 3 straight weeks. They’ve come together under the name Hands Up United and you can see their demands and support them at HandsUpUnited.org.

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News Flash

Study: whites have 1 black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends

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According to a study released by the Public Religion Research Institute, whites in America have an average of one black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends.

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Black Men: ‘I’m tired of feeling like someone’s enemy’

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The following post is from The Root. It was written by The Root Staff.

By: The Root Staff

(Editor’s note: We began this summer with a commemoration of Freedom Summer, 50 years after blood was shed on Southern soil to insure our inalienable right to vote as citizens of these United States. We end this summer with renewed cries for freedom; the freedom to walk our neighborhood streets without dying, the freedom to pick up a toy without getting shot and the freedom to wait for our children after school, as Chris Lollie was attempting to do, without getting tased by police.)

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‘Exodus’ director addresses casting controversy

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In response to criticism that he white-washed his film Exodus, director Ridley Scott talked about why he chose all white actors for his film.

Christian Bale was tapped to play the lead role of Moses, and the rest of the cast is as white as they come despite the movie being based in Africa. 

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Instead of arrests, Ferguson protesters get meeting with U.S. Attorney

When a group of Ferguson, Missouri protesters marched on the office of U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan on Tuesday, they expected to be arrested.

Instead, they met with Callahan face-to-face for an hour.

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Jackie Robinson West champ has no home of his own

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America’s favorite Little League team has been receiving a lot of support these days for their work on the field.

But one of them could really use out help. See, 12-year-old Jackie Robinson West team member Jaheim Benton and his family have been homeless since June. 

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Happy birthday Michael! King of Pop honored with celebrations at childhood home

Celebrations for Michael Jackson’s birthday kicked off on Thursday in his native city of Gary, Indiana.

What started off as just a simple block party has morphed into an annual three-day festival that stretches beyond 2300 Jackson St. in honor of the King of Pop.

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Black cop files police brutality lawsuit

Every year, the Philadelphia Police Department receives scores of brutality lawsuits. But it is unusual for a police officer to make those charges.

In a suit filed earlier this week, the unthinkable happened. Sgt. Brandon Ruff filed charges against the department. 

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Events

Black Star Project to host 4th Annual Million Father March back to school parade

On Saturday, black fathers across the nation will united for the Million Father March. The march, organized by fathers across the country, is supported by men, women and adults from all ethnic backgrounds.

It promotes’ fathers’ active involvement with their children’s education and overall well-being throughout the school year. 

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