All Topics

Tag Archives: Black Youth

News Flash

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.

Read the rest



Featured Post

BYP100 on how you can end police brutality in your community

vibe

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 […]

Read the rest



Guest Post

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

smith

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 […]

Read the rest



News Flash

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.

Read the rest



News Flash

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

asharansby

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. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Jackie Robinson West beats Texas in Little League World Series

wests

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. 

Read the rest



News Flash

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 […]

Read the rest



Featured Post

BYP Memo: The Policing of Black Communities and Young People of Color

protest

Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown’s murder by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has focused the nation’s attention on racial disparities in the law enforcement system. Brown’s case is not an isolated incident. Along with Brown, the cases of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis in Florida and, more recently, Eric Garner in New York and Ezell Ford […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Teens create mobile app to help citizens monitor law enforcement conduct

14-year-old high school freshman Caleb Christian grew concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news. He knew that while there were bad cops out there, good police officers also existed in various parts of the country. The problem was that he had no way of figuring out which communities were highly […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Justice for Michael Brown: Ferguson Day of Rage protests planned throughout country today

In response to the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed teen who was gunned down by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, citizens across the nation are staging a series of protests.

Read the rest



m4s0n501