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Supreme Court grants companies right to deny birth control to employees

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:23 am July 1, 2014 The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that allow female employees no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections. 

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Some jails in Nevada to charge inmates for food, medical care

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:13 am February 14, 2014 Nevada may be the first state in the country to charge inmates for food and medical care. The Elko County Commission approved Sheriff Jim Pitts’ proposal to charge inmates $6 a day for meals, $10 for each doctor visit and $5 for initial booking into the jail. 

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Why “Obamacare” is a Win for Black Youth

Despite right-wing opposition, black youth have a chance to change the course of history by mobilizing our communities to enroll in the new Affordable Care Act’s healthcare insurance marketplace. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare,” offers health insurance to more than 40 million people for the first time.

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REPORT: Young Black Gay Men Have 1 in 4 Chance of Contracting HIV

According to the results of a study conducted by the Black AIDS Institute, young Black gay men have a 1 in 4 chance of contracting HIV by the age of 25. We must make the fight against HIV and AIDS a major priority within our community!

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Mitt Romney: NAACP Audience Wants “Free Stuff”

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke before the NAACP, and got booed. Responding later to the NAACP audience’s reaction, Romney said, “Remind them of this: if they want more stuff from government, tell them to go vote for the other guy…”

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