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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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News Flash

Teens Shot and Killed Australian Baseball Player Because They Were “Bored”

22-year old Australian baseball player Christopher Lane was gunned down by three Oklahoma teenagers because they were “bored.”

Lane played at East Central University, and was visiting his girlfriend and her family in the town of Duncan. He was minding his own business, jogging, when the teens came up being him and shot him in the back.

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School Clerk Antoinette Tuff Convinced Elementary School Gunman to Lay Down Weapon and Surrender

After spending an hour talking with Georgia elementary school gunman Brandon Hill, school clerk Antoinette Tuff was able to persuade him to put down his weapon.

Tuff is a school clerk at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy.

She says she prayed for him, told her details of her life, and through building a rapport with him was able to convince Hill to surrender peacefully to police.

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Gunmen Opens Fire at Georgia Elementary School

A gunmen armed with an AK47 opened fire at a elementary school in DeKalb County, Georgia.

The suspect is reportedly in custody.

Fortunately no one was injured.

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