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‘I’m Okay’: the story of a Black, trans and HIV-positive woman

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:14 am June 16, 2014 The following post was written by Octavia Y. Lewis. It originally appeared on The Root under the title, “I’m Black, I’m Trans, I’m HIV-Positive, and I’m OK.” By: Octavia Y. Lewis My Thing Is: The black community is often accused of being closed-minded, but my experience has been […]

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Event: Face of Darkness – Journey to Healing


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm May 15, 2014 Filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth “KT” Nelson, along with executive producers Terrie M. Williams and Mari Yanuzzi will host the  “Face of Darkness” – Journey to Healing event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in New York City at 6 p.m.

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Privilege At Play in the Oval Office


By Mo Green 12:02 pm December 20, 2013 Obama has advocated more for the LGBTQ community than the black community. Why? Privilege…. When asked about targeted policy for the black community, Obama conveniently responded with “I am not the president of black America. I’m the president of America.” He added, “I want all Americans to […]

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Pastor commits suicide in front of pleading son one year after wife’s death

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:02 am December 10, 2013 A suburban Illinois pastor has shot and killed himself inside of his Matteson home. Pastor Ed Montgomery’s pleading son and mother begged him not to take his life on Saturday, but the grief due to the loss of his wife overcame him. Montgomery and his wife Prophetess […]

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Harlem pastors aims to “dethrone” Al Sharpton

A group of pastors in Harlem have made it their mission to put a stop to Rev. Al Sharpton’s growing political power. Critics argue that Sharpton has used his power for personal gain, fame and fortune, leaving behind the interested of the black community.

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Lee Daniels Offends w/ ‘Welfare Clinic’ Comments; Issues Non-Apology

In an interview with Larry King, “The Butler” director Lee Daniels, who is gay, was discussing homophobia and sexually transmitted infections in the black community. He relayed a story in which he walked into a gay men’s health clinic in New York, and thought he’d entered a “welfare clinic.”

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GOP Lawmaker Links Poverty w/ Too Much Fried Chicken and BBQ

Colorado state senator Vicki Marble shocked those in attendance at a meeting of the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force when she suggested that people of color are poor in part because they eat too much fried chicken and BBQ.

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J. Cole on Colorism: “I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin”

In a recent interview with BET, rapper J. Cole sounded off on a variety of heavy issues. On the subject of colorism, Cole asserted that he may not have found the level of success he’s attained were he dark-skinned.

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Nas Raises $29,000 for Homeless Family

After seeing a story about a family who had lost their home to a fire, Nas took to Twitter to help them, tweeting “I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 7 now homeless. Help me give his family a miracle.”

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Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign to Release Hip Hop Album to Fight Childhood Obesity

In her latest effort to combat childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama is set to release a 19-track album of mostly hip-hop songs to further her Let’s Move! campaign.

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