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Woman wins appeal after being arrested for “walking while trans”

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By Diamond 1:53 pm January 27, 2015 An Arizona court has sided with a transgender woman who was convicted of prostitution simply for walking down the street.

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Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm December 26, 2014 BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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Civil rights leaders condemn killing of 2 NYPD officers


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 22, 2014 Civil rights leaders condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the murders could derail the peaceful protests that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Woman seeks to trademark ‘I can’t breathe’ for clothing


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:12 pm December 19, 2014 An Illinois woman is seeking to trademark the last words of a dying New York City man who was killed during an encounter with police. 43-year-old Eric Garner died when an NYPD officer placed him an illegal chokehold during detainment. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

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Video: BYP100′s Jessica Pierce talks activism, youth-led movements

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:13 pm December 9, 2014 BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists. Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being […]

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No indictment in Michael Brown shooting death

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:37 pm November 24, 2014 A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager will not be indicted for the teen’s murder. Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after an encounter with Officer Darren Wilson. 

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Marion Barry dead at 78

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:05 pm November 24, 2014 Marion Barry Jr., the civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, has died. He was 78. 

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:04 pm November 14, 2014 Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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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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Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch seen as strong civil rights defender

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:53 am November 10, 2014 Loretta Lynch, the White House’s leading nominee set to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, is seen as a strong civil rights defender. 

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