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California high school bans ‘I can’t breathe’ t-shirts

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:43 am December 29, 2014 Members of a California high school basketball team were barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in solidarity with those standing up against police brutality. The students have planned a rally in response to the decision for Monday. 

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Racist song about Mike Brown showcased at charity event

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:55 pm December 23, 2014 A California lodge is investigating a shocking incident that happened at the club last week, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Mike Brown–an 18-year-old unarmed black teen killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in August. A number of retired and current cops […]

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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:14 pm November 17, 2014 San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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California prisons agree to end lockdowns based on race

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm October 24, 2014 The settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit has California prisons agreeing to no longer base lockdowns on inmates’ race or ethnicity. 

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California equalizes state’s drug sentencing

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:47 am October 3, 2014 California has adopted legislation that will eliminate drug sentencing disparities between crack and cocaine possession convictions. The disparity is found to disproportionately burden people of color, and contribute to racial discrimination in the state’s prison system. 

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Woman beat by cop on California highway reaches settlement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:31 pm September 25, 2014 A California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has agreed to resign. The CHP announced that Officer Daniel Andrew was stepping down and that the agency would pay $1.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought […]

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Report: women in California prison illegally sterilized

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:09 am June 25, 2014 According to a recent report released by the California State Auditor on Thursday, nearly 40 female prison inmates in California were sterilized illegally. Of the 144 inmates who underwent tubal ligations between 2005 and 2013, one-third were performed without lawful consent. 

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California Assembly passes bill that would ban the Confederate flag

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:11 am May 6, 2014 California state government departments will be prohibited from displaying or selling items that carry the Confederate flag. The state’s Assembly passed the bill Monday. 

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Jelly Belly chairman donates to reverse rights of trans students in California


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm April 17, 2014 Back in August, California passed a landmark form of legislation that allows transgender students from grades K-12 the right to choose programs and facilities based on their gender identity. It’s called the “School Success and Opportunity Act,” and Jelly Belly Chairman Herman Rowland Sr. isn’t a supporter […]

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This woman’s a hero

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:50 am January 24, 2014 For the second time in two years, a 24-year-old California woman has saved the life of a car accident victim. Keenia Williams is being hailed for her bravery after pulling a driver from an overturned vehicle on I-80 Wednesday morning. 

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