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

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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 transgender woman who was sentenced to time behind […]

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BYP100 steps up in Ferguson

As tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of an unarmed black teenager, BYP100 is stepping up in the city. 

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BYP100 on how you can end police brutality in your community

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The following post originally appears on The Grio. It was written by BYP100′s  National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and BYP100 member Terrance Laney. By: Charlene Carruthers & Terrance Laney President Barack Obama’s statements on the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, left many young black folks feeling that  the administration was either unwilling or inept at addressing […]

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Officers appear in video with weapons drawn as they guard Talib Kweli, Ferguson protesters

  Famed recording artist Talib Kweli is on the ground with thousands of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri who are calling for justice for slain teen Michael Brown. The 18-year-old black unarmed youth was gunned down on Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. Kweli alleges police are the real agitators behind the tense protests occurring […]

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Want to get involved in Ferguson? Read this.

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As the movement in Ferguson gains momentum, many folks are wondering how they can help. Although organizers are encouraging people not to come to Ferguson, you can still contribute to the cause.

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Asha Rosa talk Ferguson, activism with NPR

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Two members of The Black Youth Project 100′s (BYP100) Chicago Chapter spoke with NPR’s Frederica Boswell about how the events in Ferguson moved them, and what they hope might come from this historical moment. 

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TEDx Talks: Asha Rosa talks Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

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Today’s Clip of the Day is brought to you by BYP100 member Asha Rosa. She recently gave a TEDx Talk, as part of  TEDTalks, which is a series of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

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BYP100′s Malcolm London & Luvvie Ajayi make The Root’s ’30 Viral Voices Under 30′

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Luvvie Ajayi are among The Root’s “30 Viral Voices Under 30.” The list celebrates “cool kids” of the Internet, such as journalists, humorists and activists under 30 who shape our daily conversations. 

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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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