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Marchers block Atlanta highway as they protest Mike Brown shooting death

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:05 pm October 23, 2014 Protesters stopped traffic on a busy Atlanta highway in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Missouri teen Mike Brown Wednesday evening. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present near Freedom Parkway’s Downtown Connector. 

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The black HIV epidemic: a health mystery in Atlanta’s gay community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:06 am August 5, 2014 The following post originally appears on The Washington Post under the title, “The black HIV epidemic: A public health mystery from Atlanta’s gay community.”  By: Jeff Guo ATLANTA — In the early 2000s, a young researcher at the Centers for Disease Control named Greg Millett set out to […]

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City of Atlanta has eye on Morris Brown College property

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:36 pm May 8, 2014 Morris Brown College has been struggling to keep its doors open. Serving just 35 students, the HBCU has seen much better days. Now, the City of Atlanta where the college is housed, along with Friendship Baptist Church, put in a joint proposal worth $12.6 million to purchase […]

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Shocking footage reveals teachers aides abusing child

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm April 30, 2014 A teacher turned over shocking secret footage to police which allegedly shows two teachers aides slapping and choking a special needs student before knocking him off a chair. The video, filmed at Harper-Archer Middle School in Atlanta, shows four days of action filmed by an anonymous teacher […]

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Atlanta pastor found guilty of knowingly exposing others to HIV virus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:09 pm January 22, 2014 An Atlanta-based pastor has been found guilty of knowingly exposing two women to the HIV virus. Pastor Craig Lamar Davis was found guilty on two counts of reckless conduct for failing to inform the women of his status. 

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MLK twerking flyers strike again: Bernice King responds

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:40 am January 14, 2014 With the three day weekend coming up in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s legacy, promoters are using a less flattering image of the civil rights leader to push their parties. In one of the images, King is picture on the body of a man with a […]

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Student Suspended After Hugging Teacher

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:33 am December 18, 2013 Seventeen-year-old Sam McNair is currently serving a year-long suspension from school for hugging and allegedly kissing a teacher. McNair was suspended after it was determined that McNair had violated the sexual harassment rules of his suburban Atlanta school district, Gwinnett County Schools, and the suspension may jeopardize […]

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VIDEO: HBCU Grad Undertakes Hollywood and VH-1 Takes a LOST!

By RASHAD SMITH @RadicalENT 11:23 am April 16, 2013 Interviewed by Rashad J. Smith VH-1′s Master of the Mixes   judges believed that by letting go an irreplaceable component to the show, they are that much closer to choosing their Master of the Mix. I believe that they have clearly made a mistake! Previously referred to as […]

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Angela Davis Launches ‘Bury The Ratchet’ Campaign to Fight Negative Images of Black Women

Angela Davis has announced the launch of the “Bury the Ratchet” Campaign, aimed at fighting the negative, stereotypical portrayals of Black women in mainstream media. Do you watch ‘ratchet’ reality shows like Housewives and Love & Hip Hop? Is it time to “bury the ratchet?”

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Shooting At Creflo Dollar’s Church; 1 Person Dead

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:10 am October 24, 2012 This morning, a gunman entered World Changers Church International in Atlanta and opened fire, killing one person.

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