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Black Brunch Won’t Let Us Turn Away From Victims Of Police Violence

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By Diamond 4:05 pm January 7, 2015 In a piece for the Youngist, writer Muna Mire says, “The war on Black life is uncomfortable. We just won’t be quiet about it anymore.”

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Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm December 26, 2014 BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 26, 2014 Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:51 pm December 19, 2014 Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they […]

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:11 pm December 19, 2014 Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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Petition calls for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:51 am December 19, 2014 A new Change.org petition is calling for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur. Shakur was arrested during a traffic stop in New Jersey. A shootout left her injured with multiple wounds, the driver, Zayd Shakur dead, and a state trooper dead. After several trials, […]

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Authorities push for Assata Shakur to finish life sentence in U.S.

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:01 pm December 18, 2014 New Jersey state authorities said they hope the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama will aid the capture and return of Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who escaped prison and fled to the island after being convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police trooper. 

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Video: BYP100′s Jessica Pierce talks activism, youth-led movements

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:13 pm December 9, 2014 BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists. Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being […]

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Dream Defenders launch bulletproof vest campaign for kids in protest of Stand Your Ground laws

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:57 pm October 31, 2014 The Florida-based activist group Dream Defenders has launched a bulletproof vest campaign for children in protest of Stand Your Ground legislation in the state. The group, which formed shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, has taken on causes largely related to gun violence. 

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Video: ‘Free Cece’ documentary calls attention to plight of trans, black people

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:14 pm September 2, 2014 Orange is the New Black star LaVerne Cox may be famous for her roles on the big screen, but the trans activist is also taking an active role in standing up for the rights of black people. Cox was so moved by the story of Cece McDonald, a […]

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