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Singer Dencia not so thrilled about Lupita Nyong’o's Lancôme deal

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:26 am April 8, 2014 South African singer Dencia took to Twitter following news of Lupita Nyong’o’s history-making deal with Lancôme. Dencia, who has been criticized for endorsing a skin bleaching cream, released the following tweet: 

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White House petition started in protest of army’s grooming policies


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:21 am April 7, 2014 Cries of racial bias followed news of the U.S. Army’s newly updated grooming policy last week that critics say unfairly targets black women. The grooming policy, Army Regulation 670-1, bans popular hairstyles worn primarily by black women. The regulation has not been made official yet, but the new […]

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Cries of racial bias follow release of U.S. Army’s new grooming policy

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:50 pm March 31, 2014 The U.S. Army is coming under fired for changes to its grooming policy. Some say it discriminates against black women with natural hairstyles. 

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Study: black women have more financial burdens than whites


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:44 am March 26, 2014 According to a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post, African American women experience more difficulties with their finances than white females. The survey cites a lack of confidence in acquiring a good job and education  as the primary reasons for the gap. 

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Woman files lawsuit against Planet Fitness over religious head covering


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:22 pm March 21, 2014 An Albuquerque woman has filed a lawsuit against Planet Fitness for barring her from entering the gym. The reason? Her head covering that she wears as part of her Muslim faith. 

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Bodies of Houston couple found dead in Texas

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm March 10, 2014 Two Houston women were discovered dead near a dumpster in Galveston County Texas. Deputies believe the women were murdered, and relatives on both sides of the tragedy are demanding answers. Crystal Jackson, 24, a mother of one and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, 24, had been together for […]

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Woman shot in head expected to make miraculous recovery, posts to Facebook

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm February 25, 2014 A Hartford, Connecticut mother is expected to make a full recovery after being shot in the head during a shooting. Just three hours after being struck, Candace Strickland was already posting to social media.

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Clip of the day: ‘Behind the Veil: God’s Victory’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:29 pm January 22, 2014 Milwaukee native Victoria Liddell seeks to inspire. Through her modeling, motivational speaking and spoken word pieces, she wants to let everyone know that they can be victorious.  In her latest piece, “Behind the Veil: God’s Victory,” Liddell seeks to promote independent self-worth, and increase the self-esteem of […]

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Black women 8 times more likely to die during childbirth in New York City

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:36 pm January 7, 2014 According to a recent report  published by New York Women’s Foundation, black women residing in New York City are 8 times more likely to die from childbirth than their white counterparts.  Black women face a maternal mortality rate of 79 deaths per 100,000 live births, compared to […]

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Robin Roberts comes out

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:42 am December 30, 2013 “Good Morning America” anchor and long-time television journalist Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time in a Facebook post on Sunday. Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but has not previously confirmed publicly that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

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