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Report: Murders in Chicago down, shootings up


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:14 pm December 30, 2014 Chicago could report its lowest murder total in close to 50 years for the second consecutive year. Despite murder rates being down, the number of shootings is up for 2014, according to data analysed by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Tennessee police chief pins letter in defense of protesters


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:28 am December 29, 2014 A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality. Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday. 

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Wayne Brady reveals struggle with depression

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:03 pm November 4, 2014 Wayne Brady is known for making millions laugh, but the comedian and game show host revealed a dark secret he’s been struggling with for quite some time now. Brady has battled depression for years.

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Charles Barkley: ‘unintelligent blacks hold race back’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:25 am October 27, 2014 Sports commentator Charles Barkley hasn’t come across a sensitive topic that he will not touch, and now he has voiced his opinion on what he calls a “dirty, dark secret” in the African-American community. During an interview with a radio station in Philadelphia, Barkley expounded on claims […]

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Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to host first annual 5k this November

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:39 am October 13, 2014 The Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side will be hosting its first 5K in November. The event, called Ditch the Weight and Guns 5K Walk and Run organized by Andrea Natay. She hopes that the event will draw nearly 1000 participants.

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California professor committed to improving strained relationship between police, black community wins prestigious genius grant

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm September 17, 2014 A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its tense relationship with the black community is among 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” The Chicago -based foundation announced the 2014 recipients on Wednesday, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any […]

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BYP100 on how you can end police brutality in your community


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:17 pm August 22, 2014 The following post originally appears on The Grio. It was written by BYP100′s  National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and BYP100 member Terrance Laney. By: Charlene Carruthers & Terrance Laney President Barack Obama’s statements on the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, left many young black folks feeling that  the […]

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16-year-old opens gym in neighborhood to combat violence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:34 am August 5, 2014   16-year-old high school athlete Ross Torrance saw what was happening in his community and decided to help make a change. Torrance, from Miami, opened a gym in his neighborhood to help people in the area get fit. He hopes to give people in his neighborhood access to gym […]

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Report: Asians keep a dollar in community 120 longer than blacks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:33 pm July 28, 2014 According to a report released by the Nielsen Company, Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than blacks. The report, “The State of the African American Consumer,” takes a look at the spending habits of blacks in the country.

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More than 60 shot, at least 9 dead over holiday weekend in Chicago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:53 am July 7, 2014 More than 60 people were shot in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend. At least 9 have died. Police fired their weapons in five of the incidents.

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