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Adrian Peterson prepared to sue NFL if not reinstated

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:11 pm November 11, 2014 Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he is prepared to fight, even sue the NFL if it becomes necessary if the league continues to hold his career in limbo, according to sources.

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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:03 pm July 24, 2014 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black […]

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:59 pm July 16, 2014 Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be […]

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Black contractors demand fair hiring practices

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:16 pm July 11, 2014 A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies. So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on […]

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am July 1, 2014 Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking […]

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Report: 90% of employees at Facebook are white

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:07 am June 26, 2014 For the first time in the history of the company, Facebook released its diversity report to the public. The results reveal a huge race and gender gap in terms of employment. 

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The reason why young black men can’t work

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:53 am June 25, 2014 The following post originally appeared on ColorLines as part of its “Life Cycles of Inequity” series. The series explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on a life stage or event in which that impact has been shown to be […]

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Study: black gay men make as much as straight white men in corporate America

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:26 am June 11, 2014   According to a study released by researchers at Princeton University, negative stereotypes about black gay men has very little impact on their salary. The research is described in a paper titled “The Positive Consequences of Negative Stereotypes: Race, Sexual Orientation and the Job Application Process“, and challenges […]

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Caught on tape: supervisor threatens to hang blacks who drink from fountain

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:03 am June 4, 2014 Two black workers at a cotton warehouse in Memphis have filed charges against the business for racist behavior executed by its supervisor. The men say their manager called them “monkeys” and even told them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only. 

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Study: job market discriminates against black graduates

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am May 21, 2014 According to a recent study, recent black graduates face a particularly difficult situation when finding work after school. The report, released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, states that the unemployment rate for recent grads who are black was almost twice that of overall recent college […]

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