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Trayvon Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton graduates from college


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm December 22, 2014 Jahvaris Fulton, the older brother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. Fulton, 22, has made the best of his life since losing his brother in 2012. 

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Florida deputy shoots unarmed black man

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am December 10, 2014 A white Florida deputy seriously injured an unarmed 28-year-old black man who had his hands up early Monday, according to witnesses. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings called for calm after news of the incident reached the public. 

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Marissa Alexander takes 3 year plea deal

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:30 pm November 24, 2014 Facing a possible 60 years behind bars for firing a gun at her estranged husband, Marissa Alexander has agreed to a plea deal that ends the four-year criminal case against her. 

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am November 14, 2014 More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation […]

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Florida man running for office creates fake Obama endorsement letter


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am November 3, 2014 A Florida man who is running for office posted a fake endorsement from President Obama to his Facebook page. The letter, posted to Commission candidate Derrick Wallace’s Facebook page, contained a forged Obama signature and is filled with misspellings. 

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Dream Defenders launch bulletproof vest campaign for kids in protest of Stand Your Ground laws

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:57 pm October 31, 2014 The Florida-based activist group Dream Defenders has launched a bulletproof vest campaign for children in protest of Stand Your Ground legislation in the state. The group, which formed shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, has taken on causes largely related to gun violence. 

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Breaking: Michael Dunn gets life for Jordan Davis killing

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:55 pm October 17, 2014 The Florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 17-year-old teen over a loud music dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Davis in November 2012. 

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Inmate beaten to death at Florida jail after reporting threats by guard

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm October 9, 2014 Latandra Ellington was just seven months shy of freedom when she wrote a chilling letter to her aunt from prison. She told her aunt she feared she wouldn’t make it out alive because one of the officers, identified as “Sgt. Q” had threatened to beat and kill […]

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Officials: civil rights charges against George Zimmerman unlikely

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:58 am October 3, 2014 It is unlikely that the Justice Department will bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The news comes in response to allegations that the killing was racially motivated. 

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Video: police shoots 62-year-old woman with taser

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:15 am October 2, 2014 The Tallahassee, FL, police department has placed officer Terry Mahan on paid administrative leave after a cell phone recording of him tasering 62-year-old Viola Young was released. Young had approached the officer to inquire about a one of the men the officers were arresting. As Young turns to walk […]

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