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National Day of Protest against police brutality scheduled for October 22

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:58 am October 21, 2014 The 19th annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminilization of a Generation will take place on Wednesday Oct. 22. The event will be hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a building national movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and […]

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#Bringbackourgirls: Nigerian government officials in talks with Boko Haram to bring girls home

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:20 pm October 20, 2014 According the Nigerian government, more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are set to be released back into the hands of their parents as early as Monday. The release comes after the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group. 

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Breaking: Michael Dunn gets life for Jordan Davis killing

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:55 pm October 17, 2014 The Florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 17-year-old teen over a loud music dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Davis in November 2012. 

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Protesters in Ferguson march to trooper’s doorstep

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:55 am October 17, 2014   Police officers in Ferguson said they are concerned about their safety after several protesters arrived outside of the home of an officer with the Missouri Highway Patrol earlier this week.

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Office of Civil Rights updates policy addressing racial disparities in American schools

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:09 pm October 16, 2014 Civil rights advocates praised updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in schools across the country. The changes were made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black-White achievement gap. 

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Gymnast Simone Biles makes history at the World Gymnastics Championships

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:14 pm October 13, 2014 Simone Biles made history by becoming only the sixth woman, and first in more than a decade, to win consecutive all-around titles at the World Gymnastics Championships on Friday. Biles, 17, says she was blown away by her success. 

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St. Louis now has five fatal police shootings under investigation

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:04 am October 13, 2014 The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old teen by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis has brought the city and county’s number of fatal police shootings this year that are currently under investigation to five. All five victims are black men under the age of 31. Two […]

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Organizers in Ferguson prep for ‘Weekend of Resistance’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:16 pm October 10, 2014 Residents in Ferguson, Missouri are preparing for a “Weekend of Resistance” set to take place in St. Louis over the weekend. The protests are a result of another 18-year-old black male who was killed by police in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood earlier this week. 

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Spike Lee to make documentary on Mo’ne Davis and her Little League team

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am October 10, 2014 Filmmaker Spike Lee is hoping to make a documentary about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis and her team. Along with Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, Davis captured the hearts of watchers of the Little League World Series.

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