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Medical school students hold ‘die-in’ to shed light on biases in health care

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:42 pm December 11, 2014 Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Participants say the same structural racial that is present in […]

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Protests continue in response to Eric Garner decision

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:23 am December 8, 2014 Today marks the fifth day that protesters have taken to the streets in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer who fatally killed an unarmed black man using an illegal restraint move in July. Activists across the nation say that 43-year-old […]

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#crimingwhilewhite reveals double standard when it comes to police

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am December 4, 2014 A wave of white people are taking to social media to inform the masses about the double standard that is present when it comes to interacting with the police. #CrimingWhileWhite became Twitter’s highest trending topic in America after a New York grand jury decided to not indict a […]

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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:23 pm November 25, 2014 Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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Video: Harvard students attempt to take 1964 literacy test and fail

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:06 pm November 10, 2014 A video that shows Harvard University students taking the literacy test some voters were forced to pass to cast a ballot in 1964 shows us just how difficult the test was. Despite the students’ Ivy League status, they failed the test horribly. 

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Comedian Artie Lang fires off racist, sexist tweets about Cari Champion

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:22 pm November 5, 2014   Cari Champion is known for hosting ESPN’s First Take, but now she’s been wrapped up in a mess that should have never even happened thanks to comedian Artie Lange. Lange, who obviously finds Champion attractive, took to Twitter to rant about his “fantasies” involving the sports commentator.  WARNING: […]

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Texas sees surge in number of disenfranchised voters

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:51 pm November 4, 2014 Thanks to Texas’s strict voter ID law, the number of disenfranchised voters has surged in the state.

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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:03 pm July 24, 2014 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black […]

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All but three of America’s wealthiest families are white

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:13 pm July 21, 2014 According to a report by Forbes, all but three of America’s 185 wealthiest families are white.  Forbes’ 185 dynasties with fortunes of at least $1 billion is the first comprehensive ranking of the richest families in America. 

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Report: black men no better off than they were in 1970s

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm July 16, 2014 According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black […]

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