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Injustice Served? Oscar Carrillo Won’t Be Punished For Kendrec McDade Shooting

A 911 caller whose claims led to the death of black teenager Kendrec McDade (pictured above) in California will not face punishment.

Pasadena, CA, police blamed false claims by Oscar Felipe Carrillo for the deadly shooting:

On March 24, Carrillo falsely alleged in a 911 call that he was robbed at gunpoint by two men. A robbery had taken place.

Carrillo later admitted no weapons were involved, and he’d lied to speed police response.

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Donald Trump Wastes Everyone’s Time (Again) With Obama ‘October Surprise’

After days of shameless hype-building over a “major announcement” concerning President Obama, Donald Trump made the big reveal this afternoon.

And to no one’s surprise, it’s totally unimportant, unnecessary, and stupid.

Donald Trump is yet again requesting that President Obama “show his papers.”

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Shooting At Creflo Dollar’s Church; 1 Person Dead

This morning, a gunman entered World Changers Church International in Atlanta and opened fire, killing one person.

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STUDY: Open and Honest Dialogue About Safe Sex Crucial To Lowering STD Rates Amongst Black Youth

A recent report from the University of Oregon suggests that open and honest dialogue about sex and STDs is crucial to lowering the rates of STDs amongst black youth.

While condom availability and usage is crucial to fighting infection rates, simply conversing with young people about these issues (with accurate information) would make a huge difference.

We need to arm them with the information they need to make better choices.

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Police: Sharmeka Moffitt Faked KKK Attack; Set Herself On FIre

Earlier this week we told you about Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20 year-old Louisiana woman found in a public park with burns covering over half of her body.

Moffitt had alleged that three men in white hoodies attacked her, and intentionally set her on fire. The letters “KKK” were written on the hood of her car.

Well, after two days of investigating, the authorities have released their findings regarding the attack.

Apparently, Ms. Moffitt set herself on fire, and made up the entire thing.

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Love’s Gonna Get Ya Misunderstood

When it comes time to communicate especially when you hurt someone, the other person in pain cant immediately understand you. An appearance of you remains clear to them; you appear to them as the harm. As the threat you are nowhere above doubt. How can you say something is real, when you’re suspect from the jump.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PipX3l1tEeU

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MORE SH!T CHIEF KEEF DON’T LIKE – Poems by Kevin Coval (REVIEW)

By Josh A

About a month ago, I wrote an article entitled “Chief Keef: My Love/Hate Relationship with Chicago.”

In my article, I vented about the dichotomy of frustrations that I have about my city, which are personified within Chi-city’s hottest artist out right now: Chief Keef. I voiced both my well wishes towards Keef, but also my frustration with his actions, which are prime examples of all the issues going on in Chicago. He represents the ambivalence I feel towards the place I call home.

Since then, I’ve only seen one body of work that mirrored my sentiments about Keef and his relation to the inequalities that exist within the city. This work, MORE SH!T CHIEF KEEF DON’T LIKE, is that of poet and creative artist Kevin Coval.

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STUDY: African Americans Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community

A recent Gallup survey finds that people of color are more likely to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

4.6 percent of African Americans identify at LGBT; compared to 4 percent of Latinos and 4.3 percent of Asian Americans. Only 3.2 percent of whites say they are LGBT.

These survey results stand in stark contrast to the stereotypical rendering of LGBT people as wealthy, single white males.

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VIDEO: New Documentary Chronicles Life and Work of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal chronicles the life and work of the famed journalist and activist.

Mumia has been on death row for over 30 years for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

He always maintained his innocence:

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Stand With Black Youth; Take The BYP ACTION PLEDGE Today!


Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.  

Enough is enough!  

In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched, “The Pledge”.

With “The Pledge”, we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis. We at the BYP believe that each person can make a difference by doing something!

By taking The Pledge we not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis.

If we each take action, whether it is starting a group, signing a petition, or mentoring a young person in your neighborhood, then we all become a part of the solution.

Stand with Black Youth!

Click Here to Take the Pledge!