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Cops slam schizophrenic woman down, killing her in front of family members

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:41 pm November 17, 2014 Cleveland police killed a bipolar and schizophrenic woman in front of her family after they slammed her to the pavement outside her family’s home. Tanesha Anderson, 37, was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic early Thursday after an altercation with officers two hours earlier.

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Boyfriend of woman shot by Michigan police demands answers

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:56 pm November 11, 2014 The boyfriend of a 40-year-old Michigan woman who was shot and killed by police Sunday night said he doesn’t understand why they used lethal force on his girlfriend. Victor Stephens, 54, says police fatally wounded his girlfriend after responded to a domestic dispute call at his home […]

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Relatives of Aunt Jemima hit brand with lawsuit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:52 pm October 9, 2014 Nancy Green was the first Aunt Jemima in 1890. Born a slave in 1834 in Kentucky, her likeness is now a staple in households throughout the country. Now, a lawsuit claims that Green’s heirs as well as descendants of other black women who appeared as Aunt Jemima […]

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Eric Garner’s family files $75 million civil suit against NYC, NYPD

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:36 am October 8, 2014 The family of Eric Garner, a black New York resident who died as a result of a chokehold performed on him by a New York police officer, has filed a $75 million civil suit against the city and police department. The notice of claim was filed by […]

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Video: Cheerios releases well-received ad featuring white same-sex couple with black child

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:14 pm October 6, 2014 A new Cheerios ad featuring a white same-sex couple with an adopted black child has received relatively positive reviews. Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as celebrators of diversity–especially when it comes to LGBT and interracial pride. The corporation has outwardly opposed Minnesota’s […]

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Update: family of brain-dead teen wants her declared ‘alive’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:46 am October 2, 2014 The family of a 13-year-old Oakland, California girl who was declared brain-dead by doctors last years wants her status changed to “alive.” Jahi McMath slipped into a coma after suffering from cardiac arrest during a routine operation for sleep apnea in December. 

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Pennsylvania family files lawsuit against cops who invaded their home

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:29 pm September 29, 2014 A Pennsylvania couple is suing three police officers who they say invaded their home on Feb. 22. Kia Gaymon, 38, and her husband Michael, 35 of Collingdale, filed a lawsuit against the borough as well as three police officers. 

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Ray Allen calls out Florida police for handling of home invasion

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:07 pm August 19, 2014 NBA player Ray Allen is calling out the Coral Gables (Fl) police for their handling of a home invasion. A group of teenagers broke into the Allens home in the early morning hours of August 14. Allen’s wife and children were in the home. Allen’s wife woke […]

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Baby abandoned on doorstep set for college this fall

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:45 pm July 17, 2014 This is a story that we need more of. An 18-year-old girl who was left on the doorstep of a complete stranger is set to attend college this fall. Last Friday marked 18 years since Janessa Gibbs showed up on the doorstep of Sara Gibbs’ Mississippi home. 

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Family of ‘hot felon’: this is not a joke

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:18 am June 23, 2014 The family of a convicted felon whose mugshot garnered lots of unexpected attention after being posted on a California police department’s Facebook page is not thrilled about how “fine” the world thinks he is. Jeremy Meeks’ friends and family were “very upset” about the attention he’s been […]

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