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BYP 100′s Jamira Burley among those honored at White House event

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On Thursday, April 3, the White House will honor 9 grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. BYP 100 member Jamira Burley is one of them. 

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BYP & BYP 100 Present…’MLK Then & Now: Rebuilding the Black Freedom Movement Through King’s Legacy’

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Join The Black Youth Project Founder Cathy J. Cohen, BYP 100 National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and members of The Black Youth Project and BYP 100 on Monday January 20th for an hour long Twitter Chat dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Participants will share their thoughts and beliefs about how to best […]

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Harry Belafonte inducted into Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, encourages black men to stand up against domestic violence

Harry Belafonte has called on men to join in helping to end violence against women. Belafonte delivered the call to action during his keynote speech at Phi Beta Sigma’s “Centennial Founders’ Day Gala” in Washington D.C. The civil rights activists was also inducted into the fraternity as an honorary member. 

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Trey Songz, Harold ‘Noonie’ Ward hold ‘Christmas in the Hood’ annual toy drive for at-risk youth

R&B sensation Trey Songz has teamed up with Chicago businessman and activist Harold “Noonie” Ward to bring smiles to at-risk youth this holiday season. The two formed a bond after witnessing a violent altercation in Chicago. Out of  the altercation, “Christmas in the Hood” was born.

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In memory of Fred Hampton

45 years ago today, legendary civil rights activist and Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was gunned down by Chicago detectives and members of the FBI during a raid. As he slept next to his 8 month pregnant partner, the last moments of his life were stolen by the boys in blue. Like most of the […]

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Enough is Enough: Chicago activists protest ‘school desert’ in neighborhood

Activists in Chicago’s Bronzeville community are tired of losing schools in the district. After plans by Chicago Public Schools to close more than 50 schools in the city went into effect, residents and community members are saying that enough is enough. They are fighting to keep Dyett High School, the neighborhood’s last CPS high school open. 

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Brooklyn residents rally to end ‘Knockout’ assault game

Residents in Brooklyn are taking a stand against “Knockout,” a game in which young people sucker punch unsuspecting strangers. Community activists, local residents and parents gathered for a rally on Friday in hopes of bringing an end to the deadly assaults.

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UCLA has more championships than black male freshmen

When it comes to black men, their presence on college campuses isn’t felt as strong as it needs to be. University of California, Los Angeles, has more NCAA championships than black male freshmen.

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Englewood residents demand that gas station gets proper sign

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood passed out fliers to customers frequenting K & D Fuel on 6700 S. Ashland. Why? Because of the station’s “disrespectful” signage.

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The BYP hires Charlene Carruthers as the National Coordinator of the BYP 100

  Dear BYP 100, I am thrilled to announce that the Black Youth Project (BYP) has hired Charlene Carruthers as the first National Coordinator for the BYP 100. This position was made possible by a grant from the Arcus Foundation. The National Coordinator will work with members of the BYP 100 to expand and sustain the […]

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