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Jay Z turns 44 today, goes vegan

It’s Jay Z’s 44th birthday today, and what do you give the man who has everything? A new diet! Hov announced that for his birthday this year, he and Beyonce plan to go vegan for the next 22 days.

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Is Sharing Really Caring?

Exploitation is at its finest nowadays.

We often don’t think twice about the videos and images we share and comment on once they’re posted. We get our laughs, get our views, likes, or follows and afterwards carry on as if nothing questionable happened.

But what if it’s YOUR  image? Your picture might be floating around on the internet, being shared by complete strangers with captions and edits for shock or laughs. But we never think that it could be us on the other side of the screen being the subject of everyone’s ridicule.

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Morgan State University chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity placed on probation amid discrimination charges

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Morgan State University’s branch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has been placed on probation until 2015. The chapter is accused of discriminating against a student because of his sexual orientation.

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IU student org’s attempt to foster dialogue about race with ‘Black Santa’ bulletin board sparks protest

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Indiana University has completed an investigation into a bulletin board that asked students and faculty members at the school, “Could Santa Claus be a black man?”

Officials ordered the removal of the board, that also featured an image of a black Santa Claus after protests from some of the institution’s members.

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In memory of Fred Hampton

45 years ago today, legendary civil rights activist and Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was gunned down by Chicago detectives and members of the FBI during a raid. As he slept next to his 8 month pregnant partner, the last moments of his life were stolen by the boys in blue. Like most of the members of the Black Panther Party, Hampton was a force to be reckoned with. Law officials quickly labeled the party’s message as trouble, that was filled with colorful white hate imagery. The reality was that Hampton and others were promoters of black love, not white hate, a very dangerous message during that time.

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Fellowship seeks to improve lives of black males, apply today!

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Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green have teamed up to offer the Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship for young black males. The fellowship seeks to improve the life outcomes of black men and boys in America. 

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New York prosecutor says she was forced to quit after complaining about racism

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Katherine A. Lemire was a top lawyer for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly until she decided to take a position at another firm. Now, she has filed a lawsuit against her new place of employment, alleging that she was forced to quit after sticking up for a black co-worker.

Lemire filed the lawsuit against Michael Stapleton Associates, a Manhattan-based security services firm. 

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Restaurant forced to stop feeding homeless after complaints from other business owners

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A Lafeyette, Ind. restaurant has been forced to stop feeding the homeless amid complaints from fellow business owners. The Buttery Shelf, a small eatery owned by Cherrie Buckley, fed as many as 70 people a free meal each Thursday.

But the restaurant’s good deed has since stopped for good.

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Radio Interview: The affects of racial categorization in Hollywood

Each week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison joins “Music Vox” Host Jesse Menendez on 90.7FM to discuss the latest current events covered by the Black Youth Project.

In this conversation, the two discuss an USA Today article that refers to “The Best Man: Holiday” as a “race-themed” film, and the affects of racial categorization in mainstream entertainment and inclusion.



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Enough is Enough: Chicago activists protest ‘school desert’ in neighborhood

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Activists in Chicago’s Bronzeville community are tired of losing schools in the district. After plans by Chicago Public Schools to close more than 50 schools in the city went into effect, residents and community members are saying that enough is enough.

They are fighting to keep Dyett High School, the neighborhood’s last CPS high school open. 

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