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Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing iPod

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:39 pm October 21, 2014 A Georgia man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing a teenager’s iPod. Shareef Tawwab Hakim, 20, of Marietta, was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault. 

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#Bringbackourgirls: Nigerian government officials in talks with Boko Haram to bring girls home

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:20 pm October 20, 2014 According the Nigerian government, more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are set to be released back into the hands of their parents as early as Monday. The release comes after the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group. 

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Involuntary manslaughter charge dropped against cop who killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:35 am October 8, 2014   The involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who mistakenly killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid was dropped by a judge on Friday. 

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Georgia man shot dead by police while handcuffed

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:41 am October 1, 2014 A Georgia man was fatally wounded by a police officer moments after being handcuffed. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Charles Smith, 29, brandished a firearm in a patrol car. 

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More cops required to wear body cameras across nation

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:40 am September 30, 2014 More police departments across the country are requiring members of their force to wear body cameras. In the last few weeks, agencies in at least a dozen cities, including Ferguson, where 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally wounded by a police officer on Aug. 9, have said they […]

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Man sues NYC after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than a decade

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:22 pm September 23, 2014 A man who spent 13 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted is suing the city of New York. Johnnie O’Neal, 54, was convicted in 1984 of raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint on the rooftop of the Frederick Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side. […]

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Witness who called cops in John Crawford III shooting changes story completely

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:36 pm September 11, 2014 The man whose 911 call led to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed man in an Ohio Walmart is changing his story. When Ronald Ritchie initially called the police from Walmart last month, he reported that a black man was “walking around with a gun in […]

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Video: actor Orlando Jones creates ‘Bullet Bucket Challenge’ in honor of Ferguson


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:45 pm August 21, 2014 The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been a huge social media hit. Everyone all all ages and popularity have contributed to raising awareness for the cause. So much that more than $15 million has been donated towards researching a cure for the disease. But instead of the […]

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Racist message spray-painted on black-owned downtown venue

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:16 pm August 21, 2014 A popular black-owned venue in Chicago was tagged with a racist message on its wall. “N—– GO HOME” was spray-painted in large white letters on the front wall of Nouveau Tavern at 358 W. Ontario St. The club has a predominantly black clientele. 

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