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Facebook Adds Suicide Prevention App


By Diamond 10:02 am March 3, 2015 Last week, Facebook announced the addition of a suicide prevention feature. As of today, roughly half of all Facebook users have access to the app. All users will have access in the coming months. Suicide accounts for over 40,000 deaths annually. Amongst young people aged 10-24, suicide is the […]

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GOP staffer resigns after criticizing First daughters


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:59 am December 1, 2014 A Republican staffer will resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama as the two appeared at the president’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony last week at the White House. Elizabeth Lauten, who served as a communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), created a rant on […]

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Woman fired after employer discovers offensive post on Ferguson

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:39 am August 27, 2014 A Houston woman has lost her job after friends on Facebook notified her employer of a racist comment she made about the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The woman, whose name has not been released, worked at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. 

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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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$3 million bond set for man accused of giving niece gun used to kill teen


By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:00 pm April 30, 2014 A man accused of providing a gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday was order held on $3 million bond. Donnell Flora, 25, gave his 14-year-old niece a loaded .38 caliber revolver and accompanied her to the fight on Monday in Chicago, prosecutors say. 

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14-year-old girl charged with murder of peer over alleged Facebook dispute

Chicago Violence Juveniles

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:49 pm April 29, 2014 A 14-year-old girl was charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Endia Martin, 14 on Chicago’s south side. Two others may face charges, according to the Chicago Police Department. 

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2 teens murdered over Facebook argument


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:48 am April 21, 2014 Two Chicago teens were shot to death Saturday over a Facebook dispute, the mother of one of the victims said Saturday night. 16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on the city’s southeast side. 

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Minnesota cop in trouble for ‘racist’ Facebook posts

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:31 pm March 13, 2014 A Minneapolis police officer is getting a lot of unwanted attention after posting a few Facebook statuses that some say is racist. Joseph Ming Klimmek, a 5-year veteran, has a few people questioning whether or not he is fit for the job after sharing an article about […]

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Facebook adds new gender options for users

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:53 am February 17, 2014 For as long as the site has existed, users have only had two options when describing their gender on Facebook. Now, the site has added additional options for those who do not identify as male of female. 

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Music teacher on leave after racist Facebook post about black students

An Akron, Ohio music teacher is suspended on leave pending an investigation into racist comments he allegedly posted on Facebook. Images of the rant were shared by parents of students attending Firestone High School.

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