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Sequestration Will Deepen Racial Inequality in America

Lost in the conversation surrounding sequestration is the disproportionate impact it will have on minorities.Spending cuts to important programs will likely deepen racial inequality in the U.S. Do you think the Obama Administration and Congress will be able to reach an agreement?

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New Report Addresses America’s Unequal Education System; Pushes for Large-Scale Reform

A federal report released by 27 education experts calls America’s education inequities a “dire” situation; called for equal access to quality teachers, school finance reform, and an expansion of early childhood education.

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Stand With Black Youth; Take The BYP ACTION PLEDGE Today!

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Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered. Enough is enough! Take the BYP PLEDGE and make a commitment to stand and fight with our youth!

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The Cruelest of Summers

Something has gone terribly wrong. Or, perhaps in some cruel way, something has gone right. Last week, while most of the black internet was deep in an oil sheen-induced haze caused by appearances and speeches by the Obamas, our favorite celebrities, another black youth was murdered. This wasn’t your typical, anonymous shooting, though. Nor was […]

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STUDY: Race Impacts Prison Sentencing

A recent study suggests that African Americans are more likely to be sent to prison than whites, and that this gap is more pronounced among some judges. The results show that judges are not colorblind.

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REPORT: 95% of Arrests in NYC Public Schools are of Black or Latino Students

According to a report from the NYCLU, ninety-five percent of arrests made in NYC public schools in the last school year were of black or Latino students.

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REPORT: Black Youth in Mississippi Jailed for Dress Code Violations, Profanity, ‘Disrespect’

According to the Justice Department, black children in Medina, Mississippi are routinely sent to jail for minor offenses like dress code violations, flatulence, profanity, and disrespect, thus creating a school-to-prison pipeline that violated their constitutional rights.

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Harry Belafonte: Jay-Z and Beyonce Have ‘Turned Their Backs on Social Responsibility’

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, activist and showbiz legend Harry Belafonte took Jay-Z and Beyonce to task for ‘turning their backs on social responsibility. Do you agree?

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For Black Women, ‘Stop and Frisk’ Brings Humiliation, Sexual Intimidation

A recent article featured in the New York Times shines a spotlight on the impact of the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” policy on black women; confusion, humiliation, and sexual intimidation.

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The Summer of BYP ACTION

The BYP Action Pledge is a step we all can take. We not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis. Take the pledge TODAY!

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