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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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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:11 pm December 19, 2014 Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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John Legend tears down Piers Morgan’s attempt to blame blacks for the use of the N-word

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:22 am November 13, 2014 Former CNN host Piers Morgan weighed in on the use of the N-word, and John Legend quickly shut his theory down. In a column for the Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for blacks to […]

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Tichina Arnold responds to French Montana’s ‘crack’ on Instagram

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:45 pm June 9, 2014 Rapper French Montana got a shocking response from actress Tichina Arnold after he posted a meme of Arnold in an unflattering light. The 44-year-old actress took to her Instagram account after being alerted about the following photo:

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Beyoncé class in session at Rutgers University

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:02 am May 29, 2014 Students at Rutgers University are now earning college credit while studying Beyoncé. The course, “Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé,” is available to students for the summer semester. The class is part of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies curriculum. 

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Allen Iverson to Announce Retirement

Allen Iverson, one of the greatest players of all time, is set to announce his retirement. He hasn’t played in the NBA since 2010.

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Nas Raises $29,000 for Homeless Family

After seeing a story about a family who had lost their home to a fire, Nas took to Twitter to help them, tweeting “I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 7 now homeless. Help me give his family a miracle.”

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North Carolina Pastor Fired for Attending Rick Ross Concert

A 26-year old North Carolina pastor was fired from his church after it was discovered that he’d attended a concert headlined by Rick Ross: “We cannot have our leader supporting people of this world who are tearing down the kingdom of God,” said Deacon Miles Langley.

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Usher’s Son Nearly Drowns in Swimming Pool; Ex-Wife Files for Emergency Custody

R&B singer Usher’s son nearly drowned after his arm became stuck in a swimming pool’s drain. And Usher’s estranged ex-wife, Tameka Foster, has reportedly filed emergency custody in the wake of the incident.

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Revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” Stars Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll

A revival of the classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” will star Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll, Sophie Okenedo, and Anika Noni Rose.

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