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Viral photo of gay dads turns into book about family

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:35 pm May 28, 2014 In January, an Instagram photo of two black gay dads taking care of their young daughters went viral. The image garnered mixed reactions, but also a memoir written by one of the dads. 

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Tyler Perry pays family of sick teen’s rent for a year

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:09 am April 24, 2014 A Georgia family that faced eviction after returning from a Make-A-Wish event has one less burden to worry about thanks to Tyler Perry. Xernna Nieves said her family found the eviction notice at their Stockbridge apartment. 

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Video: Honey Maid responds to criticism of ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign featuring non-traditional families

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:50 pm April 7, 2014 Honey Maid graham cracker company has responded to a backlash over last month’s “This is Wholesome” ad campaign by releasing a video. In the ads, non-traditional families such as two fathers, a single dad, a punk rock family and an interracial family can be seen enjoying the treat […]

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Honeymaid follows Cheerios’ lead: releases commercial featuring diverse non-traditional families

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:37 pm March 12, 2014 Cheerios released not one, but two awesome Super Bowl ads over the past two years featuring an interracial couple. Despite the wave of backlash received by racists, yet another company has decided to model their advertising after Cheerios. The latest Honeymaid commercial shows multiple families: gay, straight, […]

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Video of cops beating man to death in front of family released

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:58 am February 26, 2014 Video footage of a Moore, Oklahoma man who was beaten to death by police in front of his wife and child has been released. Luis Rodriguez died after five police officers brutalized him for attempting to stop a confrontation at a movie theater between his wife and daughter. 

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Family of Kendrick Johnson sues funeral home for fraud, negligence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:14 am February 6, 2014 The family of a Georgia teen who mysteriously died in his high school gymnasium last year has filed a lawsuit against the funeral home that handled his remains. The lawsuit charges Harrington Funeral Home in Valdosta, Georgia with negligence and fraud. 

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Despite racist backlash from first ad, Cheerios releases Super Bowl ad featuring mixed-raced family

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:01 pm January 29, 2014 In the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl ad, Cheerios will feature a mixed-raced family. General Mills is portraying the same mixed-race family that drew criticism on its Youtube channel last May. The first commercial, which featured a black father, white mother and biracial daughter, sparked such horrific comments […]

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Photo of Black gay dads goes viral, Black Twitter reacts

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am January 17, 2014 A viral image of two black fathers prepping their daughters for school has caused some members of Black Twitter to respond in outrage. The photo shows Kaleb and Kordell and their two daughters behaving like any normal family on a school day. The picture was posted on the couple’s […]

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More LGBT African Americans turning to Kwanzaa for holidays

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:10 pm December 27, 2013 While the holidays are a time for family and friends to get together, the season can also be difficult and exclusionary for members of the black LGBT community. Due to the alienation, more LGBT African Americans are turning to the holiday of Kwanzaa. 

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Family continues fight to save girl declared brain dead

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:14 pm December 23, 2013 The family of a Northern California teen placed on life support after being declared brain dead is expected to announce in court the name of the independent physician it has chosen to provide a second opinion on the girl’s condition. Jahi McMath, 13, entered Children’s Hospital Oakland […]

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