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Clergy to Florida Police: #UseMeInstead


By Diamond 6:24 pm January 26, 2015 After learning that North Miami police officers were using the photos of young black men as targets during sniper training, clergy stepped up to offer the police another option. For the religious leaders, their show of solidarity was “motivated by our service to Christ and his call to love […]

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Lawsuit: Central Park Five want $52 million from state


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 10, 2014 After winning a landmark $41 million settlement from New York City, the Central Park Five are looking to make the state of New York pay $52 million more for their unjust time behind bars. The five men, who were wrongfully jailed for years in the 1989 rape […]

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Petition calls for firing of NYPD cop who fatally wounded Eric Garner


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 8, 2014 A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties. The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work. 

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Protests continue in response to Eric Garner decision


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:23 am December 8, 2014 Today marks the fifth day that protesters have taken to the streets in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer who fatally killed an unarmed black man using an illegal restraint move in July. Activists across the nation say that 43-year-old […]

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Large number of police shootings do not end with prosecutions

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:56 pm November 25, 2014 A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not. The panel was tasked with figuring out […]

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Black students walk out over school official’s racist tweet


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am November 19, 2014 Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers. The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it. 

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Petition: Man says he was banned from conference due to dreadlocks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm November 13, 2014 An MBA candidate at the University of the District of Columbia says he was banned from attending the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) conference due to his hairstyle. Tamon George created a Change.org petition in hopes of eliminating the discriminatory practice implemented by the fund that bans […]

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Study: stop-and-frisk linked to trauma in black men

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:26 pm October 20, 2014 According to a study released by the American Journal of Public Health, aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men, particularly young black men in New York City. The study appears to reveal higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and […]

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Protestors in Ferguson shut down Walmart in solidarity with John Crawford

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm October 14, 2014   Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri shut down a local Walmart in solidarity with an unarmed 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Ohio in August. Dozens of protesters, who are in the area for a continued “Weekend of Resistance,” filed into the St. Louis Walmart […]

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Chris Brown offers advice to Ray Rice


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:00 pm September 15, 2014 Singer Chris Brown has some words of advice for former NFL player Ray Rice regarding his domestic violence incident. During an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown talked about his own history with violence in response to Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the […]

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