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Fourth Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

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By Diamond 12:13 pm February 11, 2015 From The Advocate: New Orleans trans advocates say they have been left stunned by the death of Penny Proud, one of their city’s young, black trans residents, the latest casualty in the ongoing national trend of antitrans violence that has seen five trans women of color killed within […]

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Three Muslim Students Gunned Down Near UNC Chapel Hill


By Diamond 10:37 am February 11, 2015 Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19 were gunned down last night near the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. Sources told local news that the family had been shot execution style. The alleged shooter is Craig Stephen Hicks, […]

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Transgender woman burned to death, murder investigated as a hate crime

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:51 am June 24, 2014 The murder of a transgender woman who was burned to death in Florida is being investigated as a hate crime. The remains were found behind a vehicle rental facility at 2807 Fowler Street in Fort Myers on Thursday. Authorities have identified the remains as those of Yaz’min […]

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Update: students charged with hate crime expelled from San Jose State University

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:52 pm May 5, 2014 San Jose State University has expelled three students accused of bullying and tormenting their black roommate. A fourth student has been placed on probation for the rest of his college career if he returns. 

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Update: charges brought against 5 Hasidic men who beat black gay fashion student


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:50 am April 24, 2014 In December, we reported that Taj Patterson, a black, gay New York fashion student, was attacked by five Hasidic men while walking home from a night out. The men have since been charged in connection to the incident. 

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San Jose State University student files $5 million discrimination claim


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:57 pm March 26, 2014 A San Jose State University student who says he was a victim of racial discrimination has filed a $5 million damages claim against the institution. Donald Williams, 18, named the university, its president Mohammad Qayoumi, and others as the defendants. 

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Father dies while defending daughter during hate crime

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:11 am March 24, 2014   A Chicago man died while defending his 15-year-old daughter from an alleged hate crime Wednesday. Each day, 59-year-old Michael Tingling would walk his daughter Masharah to school and be waiting for her to finish up when classes were over. When a man hurled racial epithets at […]

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Interracial couple’s home spray-painted with racist death threats

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:54 pm February 28, 2014   A Pennsylvania couple’s home was vandalized with words and symbols of hate. On Feb. 21, Marlene Williams and Jason Powell  found the words, “Die N***er” and “1.87,” along with swastikas spray-painted in black on their garage door. 

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Texas man charged with hate crime after filming ‘Knockout’ attack denied bail

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:29 am December 30, 2013 A Texas man charged with a hate crime after filming himself attacking a 79-year-old man has been denied bail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy deemed Conrad Barrett, 27, a flight risk and danger to the community. Barrett, who is white, faces federal hate crimes for the attack. 

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White man films self playing ‘Knockout,’ charged with hate crime

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:30 pm December 27, 2013 A Texas man who filmed himself knocking out a 79-year-old black man has been charged with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, appeared in court today for the crime, believed to be a “Knockout” […]

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