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Video: Police shoot and kill black teen in St. Louis, surveillance footage released

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:39 am December 24, 2014 An 18-year-old black teenager identified as Antonio Martin was fatally wounded by St. Louis-area police officers on Tuesday. The incident was followed by protesters clashing with police at the scene. 

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Racist song about Mike Brown showcased at charity event

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:55 pm December 23, 2014 A California lodge is investigating a shocking incident that happened at the club last week, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Mike Brown–an 18-year-old unarmed black teen killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in August. A number of retired and current cops […]

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FBI investigates lynching of black teen

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:16 pm December 18, 2014 The FBI is looking into the death of a black teen who was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park on Aug. 29. 17-year-old Lennon Lacy’s death was originally ruled a suicide. 

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Autopsy: Tamir Rice death ruled a homicide

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:00 pm December 12, 2014 The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally wounded by a police officer as he played in a park has been ruled a homicide.

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:37 pm December 9, 2014 The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Video: Men run 550 miles in honor of Mike Brown, attend memorial

By BYP @blackyouthproj 5:21 pm November 24, 2014 Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills ran an average of 35 miles a day in honor of slain teen Mike Brown. The men, who hail from Atlanta, journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri to attend Brown’s memorial on Nov. 3. 

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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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Missouri ties own record for most executions in a year

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:27 pm November 19, 2014 The state of Missouri tied its own record for the most executions in a year when they put a man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in 1994 early Wednesday. Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at the state prison in […]

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am November 14, 2014 More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation […]

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Boyfriend of woman shot by Michigan police demands answers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:56 pm November 11, 2014 The boyfriend of a 40-year-old Michigan woman who was shot and killed by police Sunday night said he doesn’t understand why they used lethal force on his girlfriend. Victor Stephens, 54, says police fatally wounded his girlfriend after responded to a domestic dispute call at his home […]

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