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Audio shows pauses between shots in Michael Brown incident

A new audio recording released Monday night allegedly indicates the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown paused in the middle of unleashing at least 10 bullets in the teen’s direction. CNN aired the tape, but said that it could not independently verify its authenticity. Allegedly, the audio was captured near the shooting scene in […]

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BYP100 steps up in Ferguson

As tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of an unarmed black teenager, BYP100 is stepping up in the city. 

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Michael Brown funeral scheduled for today, family requests no protests

The parents of a slain Missouri teenager whose death has sparked international protests is calling for community members to not hold protests on the day of his funeral. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teen, was killed during a confrontation with Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.

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Michael Brown incident report made public, police took 10 days to review it

Nearly two weeks after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, officials have now made the police report on the incident public. They took ten days to review and approve the document, which doesn’t contain many details.

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BYP100 on how you can end police brutality in your community

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The following post originally appears on The Grio. It was written by BYP100′s  National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and BYP100 member Terrance Laney. By: Charlene Carruthers & Terrance Laney President Barack Obama’s statements on the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, left many young black folks feeling that  the administration was either unwilling or inept at addressing […]

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Guest Post

Where’s the outrage for this 9-year-old’s execution?

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The following post originated from the Chicago Tribune. It was written by John Kass. While this is a controversial subject, it is worth debating in the black community.  By: John Kass Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago’s youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times […]

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Jackie Robinson West advances in Little League World Series

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League team advanced to earn a spot in the U.S. championship game after beating Taney of Philadelphia (6-5) on Thursday.

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Asha Rosa talk Ferguson, activism with NPR

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Two members of The Black Youth Project 100′s (BYP100) Chicago Chapter spoke with NPR’s Frederica Boswell about how the events in Ferguson moved them, and what they hope might come from this historical moment. 

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Jackie Robinson West beats Texas in Little League World Series

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Jackie Robinson West, The Little League’s only all-black team to compete in the World Series, defeated Texas (6-1) on Tuesday. Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings in the elimination game. 

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Jackie Robinson West delays World Series elimination

The Jackie Robinson West little league team has staved off elimination. The all-black team from Chicago won an exciting game against Rhode Island. After a losing to Las Vegas 13-2, Jackie Robinson West had to beat Rhode Island to still be in contention. The enthralling 8-7 win means Jackie Robinson West will keep playing for […]

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