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High school powder puff team poses for team photo, play game in blackface

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:45 pm November 20, 2014   A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after  photos of members in blackface went viral. Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup. 

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Woman sparks controversy by dressing in blackface as ‘Walking Dead’ character

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:57 am October 14, 2014 A white Cosplay enthusiast is facing the wrath of the Internet for going “blackface” in order to look like Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. 

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Not even FIFA is immune: fans show up in Blackface at Ghana game

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:24 pm June 23, 2014 FIFA, the organization in charge of running the World Cup which is currently taking place in Brazil, is considering investigating German fans who chose to wear blackface when their team played Ghana. Pictures of two men in blackface, who appeared to be cheering for Germany, have been circulating the […]

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Police officers in France under investigation for Blackface party

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:47 pm June 16, 2014 Several French police officers are being investigated for racism after allegedly hosting a hosting a “negro party.” Photographs of the officers in Blackface and with bananas surfaced on social network sites. In one of the images, an officer is seen sitting with bananas on his knees while […]

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Teacher suspended over blackface lesson, later reinstated

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am June 2, 2014 A Michigan teacher was suspended, and later reinstated after teaching a lesson on Blackface. Al Barron teaches at Monroe Middle School, and is set to retire in two weeks. Administrators deemed his lesson to be inappropriate. 

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Model poses in blackface, ethnicwear for Vogue

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:00 am March 13, 2014 Will the racially insensitive act of Blackface ever die? Doesn’t seem like it will. Earlier this week we wrote about a Kentucky assistant pastor who dressed in Blackface for a boxing match. Now, the latest method of offense is brought to us by Vogue Italia. 

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Church conference under fire for Blackface boxing skit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:33 pm March 11, 2014 Organizers of the National Young Fundamentalists Conference are the latest group to come under fire for a boxing match skit involving blackface. Joseph Pickens, a pastor’s assistant, took a picture of himself dressed as Mr. T and posted the image to his Twitter page. It has sense […]

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Kim Kardashian target of racist blackface incident

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:44 pm March 3, 2014   Kim Kardashian was the target of a “comedian” dressed in Blackface as Kanye West at a fancy ball this past weekend. Kardashian appeared at the Vienna Ball as a guest of Richard Lugner, an Australian businessman. But the star’s evening was cut short after  the white impersonator […]

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Haribo pulls ‘blackface’ candy after complaints

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:28 pm January 23, 2014 A German-based candy maker has pulled their line of licorice after customers in Sweden complained that the design of the candy played on racist caricatures. The candy, black licorice faces meant to represent a captain’s trip around the world. Instead it offended members of the Swedish community.

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Radio Interview: The History of Blackface

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:21 am November 7, 2013 Web Coordinator for the Black Youth Project, Shantell Jamison, stops by the Music Vox to discuss the recent photo of two White males dressed as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin for Halloween and the damaging effects of wearing blackface. Listen to Shantell represent issues related to the […]

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