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Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm December 26, 2014 BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:51 pm December 19, 2014 Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they […]

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Authorities push for Assata Shakur to finish life sentence in U.S.


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:01 pm December 18, 2014 New Jersey state authorities said they hope the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama will aid the capture and return of Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who escaped prison and fled to the island after being convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police trooper. 

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Petition calls for firing of NYPD cop who fatally wounded Eric Garner


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 8, 2014 A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties. The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work. 

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Chicago activists launch second day of protests in response to Eric Garner decision


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:37 am December 5, 2014 Demonstrators in Chicago are prepping for a second day of protests after shutting down Lake Shore Drive on Thursday in response to a group of New York grand jurors dismissing charges against the officer who fatally choked Eric Garner. 

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Report: whites claim 69% of government benefits

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:40 pm December 3, 2014 While whites make up just 42 percent of the U.S. population, they claim 69 percent of government benefits. But if you pay attention to conservative-run media outlets, it would appear that people of color benefit the most from government programs. 

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Black Immigration Network responds to President Obama’s immigration relief announcement


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:23 pm November 21, 2014 In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. In response to the […]

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St. Louis mayor: ‘National Guard will play limited role’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:21 pm November 18, 2014 The mayor of St. Louis said that he supported Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to send the state’s National Guard to his city in preparation for the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Mayor Francis G. Slay also stated that troops operating within […]

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:04 pm November 14, 2014 Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:22 pm November 14, 2014 Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as […]

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