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73 New TV Pilots with Black Leads or Supporting Roles Ordered for next Season


By Diamond 12:15 pm March 11, 2015   Television may be getting even more diverse as dozens of new pilots with black leads and supporting actors make their way to major networks for consideration. From Shadow and Act: As what, thus far, looks like a diversity push adopted by major TV networks, with the current […]

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for colored boys who consider queer/ when gay ain’t enuf

Jay Dodd

By Diamond 12:26 pm March 10, 2015 By Jay Dodd Recently, I was on a panel for local 8th graders about personal identity and how it connects to work around justice / community building. While discussing my story of self-discovery, I realized the students kept squirming every so often. I was intentionally not centering the […]

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Report: Chicago police stop black motorists more

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:09 pm December 31, 2014 According to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Chicago police stop black motorists more than their white counterparts. 

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Target refuses to apologize for racist ‘Annie’ ad


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:00 pm December 31, 2014 Major retail chain Target is refusing to apologize for releasing an ad promoting a clothing line for the film “Annie” starring Quvenzhané Wallis. Target came under criticism for using white models to advertise the Annie-themed clothing line instead of children of color. The corporation released the following […]

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Ferguson residents receive racist notes about Christmas on car windshields

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:35 pm December 30, 2014 Residents in Ferguson, Missouri found a racist Christmas letters on their car windshields last week.

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Petition: remove Target ad advertising ‘Annie’ movie


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:47 am December 30, 2014 A Change.org petition is calling for Target to remove an ad that they say disrespects “Annie” actress Quvenzhané Wallis.  The brand’s recent ads shows a white model despite Wallis being in the lead role. 

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Unarmed man shot at by NYPD charged with assault after cops hit innocent bystanders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am December 29, 2014 A 35-year-old Brooklyn black man was unarmed when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square on Sept. 14. The officers did not hit Glenn Broadnax, but struck two innocent bystanders. Somehow, Broadnax is being charged with assault for the officers’ negligence. 

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Michael Sam: ‘gay NFL players have reached out’

micahel sam

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:20 pm December 26, 2014 In October, America’s first openly gay NFL player was released from the Dallas Cowboys.  But during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Sam says he’s received words for current players who have his back. 

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 26, 2014 Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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Activists call out Black celebrities for being silent about Ferguson, police brutality


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:38 am December 26, 2014 Activists in Ferguson are calling out Black celebrities who have opted not to comment on the recent incidents of police brutality throughout to country.

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