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Head of state for Iran tweets support for #BlackLivesMatter movement

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm December 31, 2014 Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America. A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in […]

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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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Update: Cuba has no extradition treaty with U.S., most likely will not release Assata Shakur

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:58 am December 23, 2014 Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government will not extradite America’s most wanted woman despite warming bilateral ties. 

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#AliveWhileBlack responds to #Crimingwhilewhite: stories of police discrimination

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:51 pm December 4, 2014 In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police. #Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, […]

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‘Angola Three’ prisoner released from solitary confinement after more than 42 years

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:46 pm November 24, 2014 Albert Woodfox has spent more than 42 years not just locked up in prison, but in isolation. But thanks to a court ruling, America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner’s conviction has been overturned. 

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Second Ebola patient dies in U.S.

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:55 pm November 17, 2014 An American doctor who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus has died. Dr. Martin Salia was flown to Nebraska from Sierra Leone over the weekend for treatment. Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted the disease in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died last month. 

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New project prompts whites to explore what it’s like to be white in America

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:01 am October 14, 2014 A new PBS documentary has been launched to allow whites in America to explore what the “white” experience is like in the country.

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Organizers in Ferguson prep for ‘Weekend of Resistance’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:16 pm October 10, 2014 Residents in Ferguson, Missouri are preparing for a “Weekend of Resistance” set to take place in St. Louis over the weekend. The protests are a result of another 18-year-old black male who was killed by police in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood earlier this week. 

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Boston Herald cartoon mocks Obama intruder situation, has him asking president for watermelon

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:00 am October 1, 2014 A political cartoon published in Wednesday’s Boston Herald has people calling the newspaper racist. The cartoon mocks a very serious security breach that took place where a man jumped the White House fence and actually made it through the door of the president’s home. 

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New policy bans profiling in federal law enforcement agencies

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:05 am September 29, 2014 The U.S. Justice Department is expected to issue a new policy that will ban religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers. The highly-anticipated policy will not include an exemption for national security investigation, according to sources. 

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