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Youth from Ferguson address need to discuss racism with video campaign


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:55 am September 10, 2014 Several children from Ferguson, Missouri are featured in a video called “Hey White People.” The clip sarcastically addresses common statements white people make about race and counters those claims with facts. The clip is dedicated to Mike Brown.

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Maya Rupert on #Theseorgsaintloyal

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:51 pm July 7, 2014 The following post was written by Maya Rupert. It originally appeared on the Huffington Post’s website under the title of, “Listening to #Theseorgsaintloyal.” By: Maya Rupert When the July 2nd 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act went by largely unacknowledged by most national […]

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Woman picks up second job to deliver food to homeless during lunch break

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:37 am June 19, 2014 Everyone with a 9 to 5 knows the importance of a lunch break. It is a sacred time for nourishment, socializing and just gaining peace of mind. But for Chicago native Kasonja Holley, it’s a time to give back. 

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BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:49 am June 9, 2014   Photo: Javier Soriano BYP100 Announces National Call for Video Testimonials from Young Black People Criminalized by Police Youth organization says this is first step in campaign to end criminalization of Black youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2014 Chicago, IL – BYP100 has announced a national […]

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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Campaign is a Success

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:53 pm May 29, 2014 By: Mark Harris This is just in: the Kickstarter campaign for the revitalization of Reading Rainbow was a success. The show, which was hosted on PBS by Levar Burton, was a staple for kids during the 80’s. The show lasted until 2006 and aired for the last […]

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With Kickstarter campaign, LeVar Burton hopes to bring back ‘Reading Rainbow’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:44 pm May 28, 2014 Actor LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek) is hoping to bring back his influential series Reading Rainbow, which aired on PBS from 1983-2006. Burton has started a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise $1 million to create a web-based show.

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Groups push for NFL players to join in fight against Redskins name

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:31 am May 28, 2014 A series of groups who are pushing for the NFL to change the name of its Washington Redskins team has called on the players to join the campaign. A letter, signed by dozens of Native American, civil rights and religious organizations, will be sent to every NFL […]

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WNBA launches campaign geared toward LGBT fans

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:49 pm May 27, 2014 The WNBA is launching a campaign geared towards the LGBT community. The moves makes the league the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games. 

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Video: Honey Maid responds to criticism of ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign featuring non-traditional families


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:50 pm April 7, 2014 Honey Maid graham cracker company has responded to a backlash over last month’s “This is Wholesome” ad campaign by releasing a video. In the ads, non-traditional families such as two fathers, a single dad, a punk rock family and an interracial family can be seen enjoying the treat […]

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Georgetown University’s black population is the latest to spark awareness about race on campus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:26 pm March 5, 2014 Toward the end of last month, flyers featuring the hashtag #dbkgu started to appear on the campus of Georgetown University. The group responsible for the flyers revealed the meaning of the hashtag. “Dangerous Black Kids of Georgetown University” is the latest social advocacy group seeking to call […]

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