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White women using #nappyhair hashtag on Instagram

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:13 pm November 13, 2014 An interesting trend executed by white women on social media is emerging. A growing number of Caucasian females are using the #nappyhair hashtag to describe their locs. 

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Ciara responds to online criticism with blog post

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:10 pm January 9, 2014 We all know that social media can provide a bit of “courage” for those who wish to voice their opinions. It is a safe haven, where revealing one’s identity is optional and the stroke of keys unlimited. Trolls can be downright mean when expressing thoughts about people, […]

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City of Harlem to receive largest free public Wi-Fi network in country

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:39 am December 12, 2013 New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced that Harlem will receive the nation’s largest continuous free outdoor public Wi-Fi network. When completed in May, the Harlem WiFi Network will cover 95 blocks, and will provide free on-the-go connectivity to roughly 80,000 Harlem residents, businesses and visitors.

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Video of Sharkeisha assaulting innocent bystander leads to arrest of viral sensation

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:55 am December 11, 2013 A brutal clip of a 17-year-old girl getting beat by a schoolmate has led to the assailant’s arrest. ShaMichael Manuel was struck in the face by her schoolmate only known as Sharkeisha during a conversation last month. The video,  like most clips depicting young people of color engaging […]

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Cleveland Hero/Internet Sensation Charles Ramsey: Are We Laughing w/ Him or At Him?

Cleveland resident Charles Ramsey has been catapulted into the spotlight after rescuing 27 year-old kidnapping victim Amanda Berry from his neighbor’s house; leading to the rescue of three other captives. But his good deed is being overshadowed his his animated and rather hilarious post-rescue interviews.

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San Diego Students Suspended, Banned from Graduation and Prom Over Twerk Video

A group of students at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego have been suspended, banned from prom, and will not walk at graduation after participating in a twerk video that found its way onto the internet.

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BlackCrowdfunding.net: A Crowdfunding Site for Black Entrepreneurs

William Cunningham has created BlackCrowdfunding.net, a site where black entrepreneurs can raise money from the public to start businesses: “The idea is that crowdfunding is a tool that can be used to get resources to low to moderate income communities in a way that we haven’t seen before”

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Chicago Native Bryant Cross Launches Anti-Violence Social Media Campaign

Fed up with the gun violence in Chicago, South Side native Bryant Cross launched the 500 Campaign, an anti-violence social media campaign that’s steadily picking up steam.

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Two Teens Arrested for Instigating and Filming Fight Between Two 7 Year-old Girls

Two teenage girls – 14 and 15 years-old – have been arrested for helping to instigate a fight between two 7 year-olds, filming it, and posting it on the internet. It is believed that they were hoping to get the video featured on WorldStar Hip-Hop.

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