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The affects of HIV/AIDS on the black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:31 pm February 7, 2014 In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we’ve compiled a list of facts regarding the illness and its impact on the black community. 

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National Black HIV/AIDS Day 2014

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:42 am February 7, 2014 Many know about AIDS Awareness Day celebrated on the first of December each year, but few are aware of what today is. For 16 years, Feb. 7 has been recognized as the official day for black AIDS awareness, testing, education, treatment and involvement.

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Former inmate-turned-mentor challenges gang members to turn their lives around

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:23 am January 16, 2014 January is National Mentoring Month and while many with offer just a few hours a week to making a difference, one man has dedicated his entire life to mentoring black youth heading down the wrong path. Abrigal Forrester was 21 when he started a 10-year prison sentence. […]

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Young activists speak out against racial injustice in America with new project

The George Zimmerman verdict shook the black population, striking a massive blow to our hope. It also sparked activism in our communities in protest of the ruling. Ciara Allen and Anique Hameed are the masterminds behind “The Mountaintop,” a project that seeks to empower young black men and women to speak out.

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The Return


By richardtaylor @trulytaylormade 12:05 pm April 17, 2013 Whether you’re from Chicago or a city in Thailand, it’s been pretty hard to miss the growing buzz around #TheReturn of Chicago native Derrick Rose. I have been fascinated by the responses from Derrick Rose fans throughout the world. It seems that many of them are rushing him […]

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STUDY: African Americans Feel LESS Empowered Today Than A Few Years Ago

A new study conducted by James L. Gibson, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, finds that blacks feel less empowered under Obama today than they had previously. Have you felt more or less empowered since President Obama’s election?

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Olympian Kellie Wells Shares Story To Empower Sex Abuse Victims

Olympic hurdler Kellie Wells has opened up about the sexual abuse she experienced as an adolescent, hoping her story will inspire and empower young people facing similar obstacles.

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Post Thanksgiving Thoughts on Black Feminism: “My Great Aunt Made Me Go There”

By Fallon 9:10 am November 25, 2011 So, yesterday was Thanksgiving and all I can say is that my great aunt pushed the ultimate button and questioned why I consider myself a feminist. I tried to ignore her comments about feminists being lesbians. I tried to take the higher ground when she said, “Our men […]

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Is It Ever OK For White People To Say NIGGER?

Only Black people understand the true power of the word nigger. Does that mean only Black people can say it? Is it EVER ok for white people to say it? Sound off below!

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