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Key Ferguson activist arrested

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:01 pm December 29, 2014 One of Ferguson, Missouri’s most prominent demonstrators has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week. 

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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:23 pm November 25, 2014 Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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No indictment in Michael Brown shooting death

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:37 pm November 24, 2014 A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager will not be indicted for the teen’s murder. Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after an encounter with Officer Darren Wilson. 

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‘Angola Three’ prisoner released from solitary confinement after more than 42 years

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:46 pm November 24, 2014 Albert Woodfox has spent more than 42 years not just locked up in prison, but in isolation. But thanks to a court ruling, America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner’s conviction has been overturned. 

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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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Chicago police captain convicted of torturing blacks receives $4,000 monthly pension

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:54 pm November 6, 2014 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled (4-3) in favor that Jon Burge, a former Chicago police captain accused of overseeing the torture of hundreds of people of color, will get to keep his monthly pension of $4,000. 

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Man released after serving 15 years behind bars for crime he didn’t commit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:29 pm October 31, 2014 In a stunning reversal, a Cook County judge ordered for a man who confessed to a 1982 double murder to be released on Thursday. Alstory Simon wept for joy when he walked out of a downstate Illinois prison after spending 15 years behind bars. 

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Marchers block Atlanta highway as they protest Mike Brown shooting death

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:05 pm October 23, 2014 Protesters stopped traffic on a busy Atlanta highway in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Missouri teen Mike Brown Wednesday evening. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present near Freedom Parkway’s Downtown Connector. 

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National Day of Protest against police brutality scheduled for October 22

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:58 am October 21, 2014 The 19th annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminilization of a Generation will take place on Wednesday Oct. 22. The event will be hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a building national movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and […]

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After 17 years in prison, innocent man finally freed

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:44 am June 6, 2014 Roger Logan is finally free after spending nearly 17 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. Logan was convicted for killing Sherwin Gibbons in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but always maintained his innocence. 

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