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BYP100′s Johnae Strong talks violence with Rolling Out

In 2014, more than 200 people have already lost their lives in Chicago. As the city continues to get a lot of attention for the amount of violence in the city, many are standing up in protest of the crimes.

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Video: BYP100′s Terrance Laney talks LGBT justice with Roland Martin

“You’re not going to use my story to gain rights and not speak to my issues” said BYP100 member Terrance Laney today on Roland Martin’s tvOne show. Watch him discuss this and The Black Youth Project’s recent memo: “Moving Beyond Marriage, What Young People of Color Think about the LGBT Agenda.”

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BYP100 makes list of ‘Leaders of the New School’

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has ranked among Empowerment Magazine’s “8 ‘Leaders of the New School’ in Civil Rights You Should Know.“ 

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Historical Reflection: Martin the Revolutionary?

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Because of my frustration with the latest season of the Boondocks, I revisited the boondocks first season episode featuring Dr. King.  I have recently encountered many people who live a static life or believe that people do not change or if they change, they are “fake”.  I like to believe that life is fluid and […]

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LaVerne Cox makes history yet again: becomes first transgender woman nominated for Emmy

Laverne Cox has just made history. Cox has become the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy. Cox is up for the “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on the Netflix hit, Orange is the New Black. The show received 12 nominations.

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BYP100: ‘violence in Chicago is very personal’

More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend.  15 of the victims have died. Residents in the city are fed up with the senseless violence, but many feel helpless. But members of the BYP100 are taking a stand against the tragedy, even if it means being in the thick of […]

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Here’s why 2014 should be another Freedom Summer

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post, and was written by Rev. Al Sharpton. The original title is , “Why 2014 Should Be Another Freedom Summer.” By: Al Sharpton During this very week 50 years ago, Americans — many of them students and young folks — gathered in the state of Mississippi alongside […]

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Heather Booth remembers Freedom Summer 1964

The following post was written by Carla Murphy of Colorlines. It tells the story of Heather Booth, a white participant on Freedom Summer 1964 and appears under the original title of “Remembering Freedom Summer 1964 Heather Booth.” By: Carla Murphy In the summer of 1964—Freedom Summer—more than 1,000 Northern, mainly white students traveled for the […]

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BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police

  Photo: Javier Soriano BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police Youth organization says this is first step in campaign to end criminalization of Black youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2014 Chicago, IL – BYP100 has announced a national call for Black Americans between the ages of […]

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HIV is Not A Crime

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By: Aron Cobbs, BYP100 New York Chapter I’m incredibly humbled, proud and inspired to be in Iowa. The state recently became THE FIRST in our country to reform its draconian HIV criminalization laws during the first national “HIV Is Not A Crime” Conference at Grinnell College this week. I hope and trust that other states will follow […]

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