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School bus driver calls kids n***er, administrators ignore comment

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:19 pm November 21, 2014 The Mississippi branch of the NAACP has stepped in after school officials ignored the fact that a white bus drive called some black passengers the n-word. Parents in Moss Point-Jackson County accused the bus driver of saying the slur to a couple of students when they weren’t […]

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Mom, four kids pulled over by cops at gunpoint on accident

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:45 pm August 26, 2014 A Texas mother of four says she was mistakenly pulled over and handcuffed at gunpoint by police as her children watched from the car. Forney Police say they were responding to a report of a driver waving a gun out of a window and thought the woman’s […]

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Report: black, Hispanic children have 50 percent chance of developing diabetes

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm August 19, 2014 According to a study published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, black and Hispanic children have about a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes over the course of their lifetimes. Americans overall have a 40 percent chance of developing the disease. 

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Police arrest woman who left kids in hot car to get job application

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:11 pm July 25, 2014 A 23-year-old Jacksonville woman is charged with five counts of child neglect after police said she left five children in a vehicle in 92-degree heat Wednesday. Betty Brunson’s relationship with the children is unclear, but she was getting a job application form at a business at the […]

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Mother arrested for letting child play while she worked loses job

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:39 am July 23, 2014 Debra Harrell, the South Carolina woman who was arrested for allowing her daughter to play in a park while she worked, has been fired from her job. Harrell, who cannot afford childcare, was working at McDonald’s when she was arrested. The company has not issued a statement regarding […]

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Report: children of well-educated black parents have brighter futures

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:46 am July 10, 2014 According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, children of well-educated black parents have a greater chance of experiencing academic and professional success in the long-run.

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Video: ‘urban music is destroying black youth’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:49 am July 3, 2014 An award-winning music producer took to YouTube to express his feelings about the changes that have occurred in music on the radio. Producer/songwriter Carvin Haggins says that today’s music is “disrespectful”, “degrading” and that it tears “our children down.” 

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The exploitation of Terio

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm June 12, 2014 The following piece was written by William C. Anderson, and appeared on EBONY.com under the original title of “Lil Terio Isn’t a Little Man.” By: William C. Anderson By the time I discovered lil TerRio, hundreds of thousands of people had already shared clips of the 7-year-old Georgian dancing. There […]

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Lay off of Blue Ivy’s hair!

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:00 am June 10, 2014   The following piece originally appeared on Jet.com. It was written by Krishana Davis and appeared under the title of “Leave Blue Ivy’s Hair Alone!” By: Krishana Davis In the past three or four years as natural hair has become more mainstream—kinky curls are popping up on […]

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Woman who left kids in car during job interview granted supervised visits

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:22 pm May 27, 2014 A woman accused of leaving her two young children alone in her vehicle while she attended a job interview was granted supervised visits with her children. Shanesha Taylor, 35, left her 8-month and 2-year-old sons unattended during a job interview in Scottsdale. 

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