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Watch Hebru Brantley’s Animated Short Set to the Music of Yasiin Bey

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By Diamond 12:36 pm June 3, 2015   Chicago-based artist Hebru Brantley brings his Afro-Futuristic character “Flyboy” to life in this short animated video set to Yasiin Bey’s song, “Revelations”. Photo: Hebru Brantley/Youtube

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Tuskegee Airmen statues vandalized in Chicago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:20 pm July 21, 2014 A set of statues meant to pay homage to the Tuskegee Airmen were vandalized in Chicago over the weekend. Sunday morning, Chicago Park District employees were seen re-positioning the sculptures, which had been tipped over and broken sometime overnight. 

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Why you shouldn’t make fun of Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” exhibit

By Shantell @shantell_em 11:07 am June 3, 2014 You know, I tried VERY hard to ignore the blatant ignorance that has been making its rounds around the interwebs regarding the legendary Kara Walker’s,  “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.” The exhibit takes an in-depth look at modern-day slavery in the early 20th century, particularly child […]

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Rhymefest releases new album, donates a portion of profits to Donda’s House


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:21 am April 22, 2014 Grammy award-winning rapper Rhymefest has teamed up with Pledge Music to raise awareness and funds about violence in the community. The Chicago-based rapper and activist is releasing his album, “Violence is Sexy” via the platform, which allows users to purchase music via a pledge or donation. 

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Playwright takes reality of black men, prisons to main stage

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:17 am April 14, 2014 Marcus Gardley is taking his healing to the stage. In a series of plays, the 36-year-old playwright is exercising his freedom of expression by creating satirical works about black men and prisons. 

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National Poetry Month: A list of young black poets on the rise

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:07 am April 8, 2014 In honor of National Poetry Month, here’s a list a few great poets of our generation. 

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‘Gone With the Wind’ prequel due for release this fall


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:55 pm March 27, 2014 The faithful slave in “Gone With the Wind” is set to be revived in a prequel. The work comes more than 75 years after the publication of the novel by Margaret Mitchell. 

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Photo series sheds light on what’s it’s like to be black at Harvard

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:15 pm March 3, 2014 63 Harvard College of students have opted to participate in a photo campaign that explores the diverse experience faced by students of color. The “I, Too, Am Harvard” campaign highlights the faces and voices of blacks students attending the prestigious learning institution.

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Exhibit showcasing work of civil rights artists to be on display at Brooklyn Museum

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:36 pm February 18, 2014 Residents in Brooklyn will have a chance to view work from civil rights artists next month. For four months, the Brooklyn Museum will be home to Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, an exhibit that offers an in-depth look at painting, sculptor, graphics and photography from some […]

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Nicki Minaj apologizes for depiction of Malcolm X in cover art for single

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:08 pm February 14, 2014 Yesterday musician Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of controversy over her choice of photo to promote her single. The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with […]

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