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American doctor cured of Ebola thanks to experimental drug, may be hope for black Africans who suffer from illness

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:06 pm August 22, 2014 As far as we know it, there is no known cure for the deadly West African Ebola virus. But one American doctor appears to be cured thanks to an experimental drug created by Emory University researchers. Kent Brantly contracted the virus while treating infected patients in Liberia […]

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Doctor with Ebola virus arrives in Atlanta for treatment

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:23 am August 4, 2014 The first Ebola victim to be brought the the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit at one of the nation’s top hospitals on Saturday. Doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won’t escape. 

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The world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:58 am July 18, 2014 Today, people from all over the world will gather to celebrate the life an legacy of Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela International Day is a day of service celebrated on July 18, Mandela’s birthday. Mandela, who was the former president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, […]

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The world’s oldest university was founded by a African woman

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:32 am June 4, 2014 The following post was written by Travis Blakely. It originally appeared on “Your Black World” under the title “An African Woman Founded the World’s Oldest university.” By: Travis Blakely When most people talk about historical universities that still exist to this day, normally we think of the […]

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Update: Nigerian defense chief claims missing girls have been located

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:19 am May 27, 2014 According to Nigerian officials, a group of more than 200 missing school girls who were abducted by Nigerian extremist last month have been located. But Air Marshal Alex Bedeh told demonstrators that the fear of using force could get the girls killed.

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Woman with HIV: ‘I thought you got it in Africa’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am March 20, 2014 A viral video of a British woman who contracted HIV at age 40 from a sexual fling has admitted that she “thought you got it in Africa.” Rachel Dilley, 48, revealed the shocking revelation of ignorance during an appearance on the UK’s ITV This Morning talk show. 

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Chelsea Handler catches criticism for offensive tweets about Lupita Nyong’o during Oscars

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:52 pm March 3, 2014 Comedian Chelsea Handler is the latest celebrity to be criticized for what she posted on Twitter. For three hours during the 86th Annual Academy Awards aka The Oscars, Handler made jokes about Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o among others. 

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African pop singer debuts skin lightening cream, & it sells out

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:13 pm January 15, 2014 A Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer is diversifying her portfolio by entering the skin care game. Singer Dencia has just released a skin care product called Whitenicious, which is supposed to help those who use it lighten dark spots on their skin. The pictures in the advertisements, however, suggest that […]

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PR Exec fired after offensive tweet about Africa goes viral, issues apology

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:56 am December 23, 2013 A communications director who posted an offensive tweet about AIDS and Africa has been fired. Justine Sacco, formerly a PR executive for InterActive Corp., parent company of Match.com and Vimeo, says that she is “ashamed” for her insensitivity to those living with the virus. Sacco’s tweet, which […]

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Real or Fake: PR exec tweets trip to Africa, hopes she doesn’t get AIDS, ‘just kidding’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:31 pm December 20, 2013 Justine Sacco, Director of Communications for IAC, parent company of Vimeo, OkCupid and CollegHumor, tweeted that she hoped that she didn’t get AIDS while visiting Africa. The tweet appeared earlier today, and remains on her account: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just Kidding. I’m white!”

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