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Atlanta Teen Recieves Heart Transplant After Initially Being Denied Due to “History of Non-Compliance”

15-year old Anthony Stokes – the Atlanta teen who was initially denied a heart transplant because of a history of “non-compliance” – has reportedly received the heart transplant he desperately needed.

Stokes’ initial denial caused a firestorm of controversy.

After a widespread backlash, the hospital changed its mind and placed him at the top of the list.

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J. Cole on Colorism: “I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin”

In a recent interview with BET, rapper J. Cole sounded off on a variety of heavy issues, including racial profiling and homophobia in Hip Hop.

One topic of conversation that is seldom discussed in Hip Hop is the issue of colorism.

Cole says his privilege as a lighter-skinned person has probably helped him to get where he is today.

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Conservative Pundits Say Christopher Lane Shooting Highlights Racial Double Standard in Media

Conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh – and news outlets like Fox News and the Daily Caller – are sounding the alarm on what they assert is a racial double standard in media reporting.

They’ve seized on the murder of Christopher Lane, who shot and killed by three Oklahoma teenagers because they were “bored and didn’t have anything to do.”

Two of the perpetrators are black and one is white, but that hasn’t stopped these pundits from misreporting their races, and asserting that the murder was race-related.

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News Flash

Allen Iverson to Announce Retirement

Allen Iverson, one of the greatest players of all time, is set to announce his retirement from professional Basketball.

He hasn’t played in the NBA since 2010.

Iverson’s career should absolutely end with a Hall of Fame induction, as the 11-time All-Star finished with career averages of 26.7 points, 6.2 assists and 2.2 steals. Iverson played in 71 career postseason games, appeared in the NBA Finals once, and won MVP in 2001.

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Join BYP100 at the 50th Anniversary March on Washington

BYP100 plans to be a major presence at this weekend’s 50th Anniversary March on Washington celebration.

CLICK THE ABOVE FLIER for a list of events that we’re hosting and/or attending. 

We’ll see you there!



Guest Post

Youth Defending the Dream: Young People Take On Conservative Powerhouse ALEC

By Kim Moore

An alliance of students and young people from across the country called, “We Got Next”, have planned a dramatic action in Crystal City, Virginia at the headquarters of the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Friday, August 23rd to mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s famous, “I Have A Dream” speech. The youth attending the action say ALEC, which is best known for advancing conservative model legislation across the country, is putting Dr. King’s dream further out of reach for young people of color. As evidence, they cite ALEC’s role in pushing for: suppression of voting rights, opposition to living wages, and their defense of controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws .

In a time where human rights are under heavy attack, ALEC is the organization that’s at the center of it all.

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Guest Post

Why I Will Not Be Marching to Commemorate the 1963 March on Washington

Nearly 50 years ago, over 250,000 Americans gathered on the National Mall to demand jobs and freedom. 1963 was a tumultuous year in American history; the assassination of Medgar Evers and Bloody Sunday was still fresh in the minds of many who came to Washington, D.C. to demand justice from our Nation’s leaders. As a young Black man born decades after the Civil Rights Movement, I will never be able to find the words to properly thank or show respect for these leaders whose sacrifices lead to the most comprehensive civil rights protections in American history. Their major accomplishments helped to ensure enfranchisement, better educational and employment opportunities for me and subsequent generations of Americans. I hold many of these leaders in the highest regard and consider many to be the foremothers and forefathers of American democracy. However, I will not be marching to commemorate their 1963 March on Washington this weekend.

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HLN’s Nancy Grace To Cover The Murders of Tupac and Biggie

 By Rashad J. Smith

Nancy Grace is digging into the Hip Hop community this week as she analyzes the deaths of RAP LEGENDS’ Tupac Shakur and Christopher “NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” Wallace.  Viewers are amped to tune in to Nancy Grace Mysteries, this Friday, August 23rd at 8 PM.

The HLN commentator will be connecting the dots of the murders as best as she knows and spectators are hoping that the former prosecutor will reveal evidence and make a case that will ultimately serve justice for the late greats.

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Some Black Clergy Reportedly Uncomfortable w/ LGBT Movement Sharing Mantle at March on Washington

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, more details have been emerging about who will be in attendance to commemorate the day Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech.”

Of course, such events, as large as they are, are not without some conflict and controversy.

According to the Washington Post, there are reports that some members of the black clergy are at odds about the large LGBT presence at this weekend’s celebration:

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Florida Lawmakers Vote Overwhelming Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Special Session

Florida lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly against holding a special session to strike down the “Stand Your Ground” law.

108 legislators voted against the session; only 47 voted for it.

Four lawmakers did  not vote at all.

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