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Chris Brown takes break from rehab to host toy drive

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:50 pm December 23, 2013 R&B singer Chris Brown took a break from rehab to attend at toy drive and holiday party for some kids at Brooklyn Projects Melrose on Sunday. Brown posed with fans and collected toys at the Chris Brown and Brooklyn Projects toy drive.

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Rare black Santa maintains longevity at Los Angeles mall

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:37 pm December 19, 2013 For 10 holiday seasons Langston Patterson has claimed his throne as Santa Claus at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza during Christmas time. The mall located in the predominantly black part of the city, is one of the few in the country that features a black Santa.

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College student uses internet in hopes of renting a family for the holidays

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:41 am December 9, 2013 26-year-old Jackie Turner only desires one thing for Christmas, and that’s to celebrate it with a family. The William Jessup University student has lived a life of emotional, sexual and physical abuse, and describing her situation as one that produced a product of a broken home is […]

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Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth, everyone! As many of you know, Juneteenth is a day that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. What began in Texas in 1865 is now a holiday that many blacks commemorate.

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Abolish Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day, a holiday where we recognize Columbus’ “discovery” of the “New World” with a day off–for some–and a sale or two. For others, though, Columbus Day is the official reminder of European invasion and, to employ today’s terms, some of the first acts of terrorism.

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Happy Juneteenth!

Today is Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day!

Started in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth is a celebration of the abolition of slavery. 41 states recognize Juneteenth. How will you commemorate?

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Michael Forever

By Summer M. 8:08 am August 30, 2010 Earlier this summer, I’d gone to my local Walgreens to satisfy a craving for peanut M&Ms.  As I stood in the candy aisle deciding just how big of a bag I should purchase, a woman and her two small children joined me in the aisle.  The mother […]

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