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Another 18-year-old fatally shot by police in Ferguson, protests ensue

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:35 am October 9, 2014 Another 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the man fired three shots at the officer, who returned fire in self defense. As a result of the shooting, protests in the areas […]

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Video: Demonstrators in Ferguson interrupt STL symphony with harmonious protest

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:22 pm October 6, 2014 Activists in Ferguson, Missouri protested at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Saturday evening, by singing a Requiem for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed black teen who was fatally wounded on Aug. 9. Officer Darren Wilson, who is a member of the Ferguson police department, has not been […]

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Report: U.S. high school dropout rate reaches new low, driven by improvements by blacks, Hispanics

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:30 am October 6, 2014 More U.S. high school students are staying in school, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. As a result, the national dropout rate reached a record low last year. 

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Black youth told to leave Park Slope by NYPD

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:16 am October 2, 2014 According to witnesses, on September 22, NYPD officers turned on their lights and via the police car’s loud speaker told a group of black teenagers walking down the street to leave the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn. The issue was brought up during a Community Council meeting by […]

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Update: family of brain-dead teen wants her declared ‘alive’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:46 am October 2, 2014 The family of a 13-year-old Oakland, California girl who was declared brain-dead by doctors last years wants her status changed to “alive.” Jahi McMath slipped into a coma after suffering from cardiac arrest during a routine operation for sleep apnea in December. 

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Justice for Jordan Davis: jury finds Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:37 pm October 1, 2014 A jury has found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a slain Florida teen. The 47-year-old shot and killed Jordan Davis outside of a convenience store in November 2012. The two had an argument over loud music that was coming from Davis’ car. 

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Ferguson protests show no sign of slowing down, 8 more arrested

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:23 am September 30, 2014 Eight protesters were arrested Sunday evening in Ferguson as police continued their search for a suspect who shot a police officer on Saturday. According to a Ferguson police officer, bottles and rocks were hurled at officers, and the department requested aid from other police agencies because of […]

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More cops required to wear body cameras across nation

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:40 am September 30, 2014 More police departments across the country are requiring members of their force to wear body cameras. In the last few weeks, agencies in at least a dozen cities, including Ferguson, where 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally wounded by a police officer on Aug. 9, have said they […]

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Video: Ferguson police chief apologies to family of Michael Brown

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:37 pm September 25, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri police chief Thomas Jackson issued a public apology on Thursday to the family of Michael Brown in a short video posted online regarding the teen’s death. 

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NBA star Derrick Rose donates $1 million to After School Matters program

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:13 am September 24, 2014 Teens in Chicago’s After School Matters program will get a boost from the NBA’s Derrick Rose. The MVP and three-time Chicago Bulls All-Star is donating $1 million to the Chicago-based non-profit organization which is devoted to providing “innovative out-of-school programs for teenagers.”

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