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In wake of Ferguson decision, push to boycott Black Friday emerges on social media

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:27 pm November 25, 2014 Momentum on social media is slowing building as users take to various sites to push for a nationwide boycott of Black Friday sales. The move comes in response to a grand jury’s decision to not charge a Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black […]

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No indictment in Michael Brown shooting death

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:37 pm November 24, 2014 A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager will not be indicted for the teen’s murder. Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after an encounter with Officer Darren Wilson. 

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Video: Men run 550 miles in honor of Mike Brown, attend memorial

By BYP @blackyouthproj 5:21 pm November 24, 2014 Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills ran an average of 35 miles a day in honor of slain teen Mike Brown. The men, who hail from Atlanta, journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri to attend Brown’s memorial on Nov. 3. 

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Name of cop who shot teen six times in back released

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:36 am November 21, 2014 The family of an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in October publicly released the name of the shooter despite authorities withholding the information. Officials were hesitant to release the officer’s name until a “threat assessment” was completed. 

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:42 am November 20, 2014 7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands book deal

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:45 am November 18, 2014 She caught our attention this past summer when she competed in the Little League World Championships. Although Mo’ne Davis’ team did not take home the title, the baseball superstar has been racking up ever since. First, it was gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. Then famous director Spike Lee […]

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Report: KKK threatens Ferguson protesters with lethal force

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:11 am November 17, 2014 Members of a Missouri-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan have been distributing fliers in the St. Louis metro area promising to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who they say have threatened police and their families. The Traditionalist American Knights also have taken to social […]

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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:22 pm November 14, 2014 Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as […]

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Grand jury testimony in Michael Brown slaying closed to finished

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am November 14, 2014 The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision. A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him […]

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Ferguson police say no-fly zone imposed due to media

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:49 am November 3, 2014 The U.S. government allowed police in Ferguson, Missouri to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace for nearly two weeks in August for safety reasons. But audio recordings show that local authorities wanted to keep news helicopters away instead. 

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