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Jackson Rising: People Power and the New Cooperative Movement

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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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Student activists protest Peabody ties to Wash U

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:44 am April 10, 2014 About 100 people gathered outside of Washington University St.-Louis’ Brookings Hall in protest of the school’s ties with St. Louis-based Peabody Energy. The demonstrators called for the university to no longer allow the energy company to sponsor its Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization. They also was Greg […]

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Can the City with the Poorest Black Community in the Country be “America’s Most Livable?”

By jasiri x 3:12 pm June 6, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uP-5FjoKvsv “America’s Most Livable City” highlights the city of Pittsburgh’s recent honor, despite according to the U.S. Census Bureau, having the highest rate of poverty among working age Black people in the United States. This is the Pittsburgh they don’t show when your watching the Steelers, the […]

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Going Green Is a Balancing Act

By Asha 1:02 pm April 20, 2010 “Are you doing your part?” and “Save the planet.” During Earth Week, we’ll being hearing a lot of these phrases, both part of “going green” and saving our worn down environment. But hey…why is the focus of this wildfire movement limited to the abused natural resources? Don’t get […]

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Derrion Albert, Fenger High and Neighborhood Melee Part 2: Establishing Blame

By Supernerd 3:12 am November 3, 2009   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55FpBt6jJc0 “Where were the cops?” asks Letzbeforreal in his mini-video.  His question is not new. He, like everyone else, is looking to hold some bigger entity accountable for the murder of Derrion Albert.  He wants to lay blame where it does “the most good.”  Others assign blame to […]

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Save the Polar Bears, Save the World?

By tamara @tamaracg 10:21 am August 24, 2009 i guess that i am what you can call an environmentalist, or at least a mild one. i believe in reducing, reusing and recycling. i believe in and practice buying locally. Each and every day i make an effort to reduce my waste and consumption. i am […]

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