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Head of state for Iran tweets support for #BlackLivesMatter movement

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm December 31, 2014 Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America. A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in […]

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Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury, future uncertain

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:02 pm November 19, 2014 Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a deadly highway crash more than five months ago, his lawyer said Tuesday. It’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.” 

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BYP100: ‘violence in Chicago is very personal’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:02 am July 9, 2014 More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend.  15 of the victims have died. Residents in the city are fed up with the senseless violence, but many feel helpless. But members of the BYP100 are taking a stand against the tragedy, even […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness: But Are We Truly Aware of Both??

By Fallon 10:07 am October 14, 2011 So, I am sitting here trying to understand why during the month of October Breast Cancer Awareness gets more media attention and corporate sponsorship than Domestic Violence Awareness which is also remembered during the month of October. I know that most women have breast irrespective of their size, pigmentation, […]

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How Racism Is Destroying America’s Political Discourse

Racism grows classier and more refined every day, but it never goes away. How else can we explain the American people tolerating the unprecedented disrespect, racism, obstruction and outright legislative terrorism being perpetrated by the GOP?

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Is Nicki Minaj In An Abusive Relationship?

I respect Nicki’s desire to keep her private life private. I just hope Nicki is smart enough, and strong enough, to walk away from a relationship that will only prove toxic to her professional and personal life.

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A Daughter’s Reflection on Sickness, Intimacy, and her Godmother

By Fallon 9:03 am July 1, 2011 When I was a little black girl I would secretly pray to God, the Father, to become sick. You see, when I was sick my non-domestic black mother would cuddle me and become the “ideal mother.” She would busy herself with medicinal concoctions and Vick’s rub. Yes, my […]

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From Arizona to South Africa: Is there Hope in the World?

By Fallon 8:00 am May 21, 2010 Revolution begins with the self, in the self. Toni Cade Bambara Given the last six months world events—massive earthquake in Haiti, flooding in Nashville, killings in Palestine and Thailand, corrective rapes of lesbians in South Africa, Arizona legalized racial profiling law, oil spill that will forever effect the […]

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Are You My Daughter: A Mother’s Day Yearning

By Fallon 9:35 am May 7, 2010 Daughters eased their mothers’ burdens – helping with the spinning, the grinding of grain, and the endless task of looking after baby boys, who were forever peeing into the corners of the tents, no matter what you told them. But the other reason women wanted daughters was to […]

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Women Her-story Month: Do You Have a Chosen Sister?

By Fallon 9:30 am March 12, 2010 I speak as a – a sister of a sister. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated on my birthday. And for over 30 years, Coretta Scott King and I have telephoned, or sent cards to each other, or flowers to each other, or met each other somewhere in […]

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