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Black Future Month: Why “History” Don’t Satisfy

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By Diamond 9:48 am February 10, 2015 By Aziza Barnes On my phone in a group text, November 2014. I’m in a 3 way conversation with my homegirls post Darren Wilson non-indictment/Daniel Pantaleo’s non-indictment/ post we-lost-track-of- the- names- the murderers- and- how- much- they- get- paid. We’re numb, the way people get during war time […]

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Pay what you owe: How Nike profits from African-American cool

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By Diamond 1:04 am February 6, 2015 Nike is profiting from “black cool” writes Jamilah King. From Fusion: On January 19th, as part of its decade-long tradition of honoring Black History Month, Nike dropped this year’s line of commemorative sneakers. The 12 new shoe designs feature special black and white colorways of shoes endorsed by some […]

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Nike Launches Black History Month Collection

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By Diamond 11:20 am February 2, 2015 It’s exactly what it sounds like. Read more at Nike.

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School bans students from writing about Malcolm X

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:07 pm February 13, 2014 Parents of students attending a New York school are outraged after finding out their children were banned from writing about iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X.  The assignment, given to fourth graders attending Public School 201 in Flushing, did not permit students to write about X because […]

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School that held offensive Black History Month lunch holds diversity assembly

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:56 pm February 6, 2014 Earlier we reported that a Bay Area private school had chosen to celebrate Black History Month by offering fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon on the school’s lunch menu. After offending many parents and making news, the school has apologized, and held an assembly to discuss the matter.

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Chicago event seeks to ‘reclaim Afrikan heritage in America’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:45 pm February 6, 2014 A Chicago-based organization is seeking the “reclaim Afrikan Heritage in America” with their upcoming event. The BRIJ (Bridging Relationships in Justice) Fund, along with The Inner City Studies Majors Club & The Black Mall, will hold their first bi-monthly mixer series on Saturday Feb. 22 from 10-4pm. 

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School celebrates Black History Month with menu of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:51 am February 6, 2014 Administrators at Corondelet High School for Girls in Concord, Calif. are in hot water after a controversial menu in celebration of Black History Month went public. Students at the high school wanted to create a way to celebrate Black History Month during lunchtime. But when the school […]

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Video: For the first time in history, GOP national committee launches Black History Month ad campaign

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:21 pm February 4, 2014 In honor of Black History Month, the Republican National Committee announced a series of paid advertisements placed in urban markets. The ads, entrusted to black media outlets for distribution, are the first of its kind that recognizes the accomplishments of African-American Republicans by the committee. 

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Video: SNL skit ’28 Reasons’ tackles Black History Month, slavery

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:00 pm February 3, 2014 Saturday marked the start of Black History Month and while many of us are used to acknowledging African Americans and the civil rights movement from a serious tone, the cast of Saturday Night Live decided to insert a bit of humor into the month. In their skit, “28 Reasons: […]

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#BHM28: 28 days of Black history

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By byp100 @byp_100 6:41 pm February 1, 2014 This month is about us — that is Black youth in the diaspora. Today, everyday, and particularly each day of this 28-day month, the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) will fill your social feed with spotlights on people who have contributed to our proud history. Today’s spotlight […]

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