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California city bans homeless from sleeping outside

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:43 pm November 10, 2014 A California city has passed two ordinances aimed at clearing out the homeless population. Last week, Manteca city council members unanimously voted in favor of the legislation. 

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Charges re-filed against mother who left kids in car for job interview

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am October 30, 2014 The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to reinstate the prosecution of a homeless woman who left her two children in a car during a job interview in March. Prosecutors made the motion after Shanesha Taylor failed to meet a deadline to deposit $60,000 in […]

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Video: Michigan police fatally shoot man 46 times

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:22 am October 29, 2014 Graphic new video of a homeless man fatally shot by Michigan police in 2012 has been released. Milton Hall, 49, was facing eight members of the Saginaw police force and a K-9 dog in a parking lot. Hall, who was mentally ill, was holding a pen knife. […]

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Deputies who killed homeless preacher on trial for murder

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:18 pm September 23, 2014 Five Denver sheriff’s deputies are on trial for the murder of a homeless street preacher who died during an altercation with the officers in 2010. The trial comes amid calls for a federal investigation of the department over other high-profile abuse cases. 

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Death of man who ‘baked to death’ in hot jail ruled accident

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:58 pm September 15, 2014 The death of a man who officials say “baked to death” while being held in a Rikers Island jail cell has been ruled accidental. The mentally ill former Marine died in a jail cell that had a 101-degree temperature. 

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Jackie Robinson West champ has no home of his own

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:14 pm August 29, 2014 America’s favorite Little League team has been receiving a lot of support these days for their work on the field. But one of them could really use out help. See, 12-year-old Jackie Robinson West team member Jaheim Benton and his family have been homeless since June. 

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11-year-old donates to homeless from soap line profits

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:27 am July 18, 2014 Donovan Smith is incredibly thoughtful and impressive. The 11-year-old boy is using his inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit to help the homeless. Donovan, who lives in New Mexico, has created a line of soaps, which he sells. He donates a portion of his sales to combat homelessness.

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Woman picks up second job to deliver food to homeless during lunch break

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:37 am June 19, 2014 Everyone with a 9 to 5 knows the importance of a lunch break. It is a sacred time for nourishment, socializing and just gaining peace of mind. But for Chicago native Kasonja Holley, it’s a time to give back. 

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Homeless teen graduates at top of class, earns full ride to Georgetown

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:23 pm June 11, 2014 A Washington, D.C. teen who spent the past two years living at a homeless shelter is now preparing to speak as valedictorian of her graduating class. Rashema Melson, 18, will deliver the speech at Anacostia High School’s commencement ceremony on Wednesday. 

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Video: YouTube comic blesses homeless man with home

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm May 9, 2014 Earlier this year, YouTube comic, Magic of Rahat performed the ultimate stunt on a homeless man; he decided to give a lottery ticket to him. Beforehand, he gave the store clerk $1,000 to pretend it was a winning ticket and to give the cash to the unsuspecting […]

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