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In wake of Ferguson decision, push to boycott Black Friday emerges on social media

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:27 pm November 25, 2014 Momentum on social media is slowing building as users take to various sites to push for a nationwide boycott of Black Friday sales. The move comes in response to a grand jury’s decision to not charge a Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black […]

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Report: In U.K., white males monopolize paid jobs at universities

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:14 pm November 20, 2014 According to a study released by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), white males are monopolizing the best paid jobs at universities in the U.K. 

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Charges re-filed against mother who left kids in car for job interview

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am October 30, 2014 The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to reinstate the prosecution of a homeless woman who left her two children in a car during a job interview in March. Prosecutors made the motion after Shanesha Taylor failed to meet a deadline to deposit $60,000 in […]

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In Kansas City, ‘Buy Black’ movement gains progress


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:03 am September 12, 2014 Black-owned business owners urged Kansas City’s African-American community to only shop at their businesses earlier this week. As part of the National Black United Front’s “Blackout Monday” initiative, the organization wants the community as a whole to take note of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Study: despite being political powerhouses, black women remain absent from politics

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:40 am September 2, 2014 Despite being one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, black women are severely underrepresented in federal, state and local government. That’s the conclusion of a study released by The Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, in […]

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15-year-old author becomes self-made millionaire

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am July 11, 2014 Meet Warren Cassell. He’s written two books, and at age 15, he’s already a self-made millionaire. 

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Report: more than 73% of homeowners are white, compared to 43% of blacks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:59 pm July 8, 2014 Before the great recession, lawmakers and lenders were very generous when aspiring homeowners, particularly those of color sought loans for their new homes.  Now, it is far more difficult for those with modest means, or anyone with a less than desirable credit score to buy a home. […]

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Jackson Rising: People Power and the New Cooperative Movement


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm May 29, 2014     By Lamont Lilly Once home to some of the most violent racists in the U.S., Jackson, Mississippi is now a key training ground for self-determination and organized “people power” throughout the U.S. South. From May 2 through May 4, 2014 activists, organizers and fellow revolutionaries […]

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President Obama set to unveil ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative for men of color

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm February 27, 2014 President Obama will formally launch a new initiative to provide greater opportunities for young men of color in the country. The “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative is meant to address the racial economic disparities faced by black and Latino males. 

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Obama signs executive order raising minimum wage for federal contract workers

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:12 am February 13, 2014 President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for U.S government contract workers. In his State of the Union address, the president mentioned his push for a higher minimum wage for federal contract workers, and the move fulfills his promise. 

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