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Video: black man assaulted by cops while doing Ellen Degeneres dance dare

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:31 pm December 30, 2014 A black man was thrown to the ground by New York City police while participating in one of talk show host Ellen Degeneres’ “dance dares.” 

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Autopsy: Ezell Ford shot in back by LAPD cops

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm December 30, 2014 25-year-old Ezell Ford was fatally shot in the back, right arm and abdomen by LAPD police, according to an autopsy report released on Monday.

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Petition: remove Target ad advertising ‘Annie’ movie


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:47 am December 30, 2014 A Change.org petition is calling for Target to remove an ad that they say disrespects “Annie” actress Quvenzhané Wallis.  The brand’s recent ads shows a white model despite Wallis being in the lead role. 

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Key Ferguson activist arrested

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:01 pm December 29, 2014 One of Ferguson, Missouri’s most prominent demonstrators has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week. 

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Officer who called Mike Brown memorial ‘trash’ placed on unpaid leave

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:38 pm December 29, 2014 A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who referred to a memorial for Mike Brown as “a pile of trash” has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident. 

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California high school bans ‘I can’t breathe’ t-shirts

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:43 am December 29, 2014 Members of a California high school basketball team were barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in solidarity with those standing up against police brutality. The students have planned a rally in response to the decision for Monday. 

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Protesters plan to disrupt New Year’s Eve festivities in the name of justice for black lives


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:27 am December 29, 2014 Protesters are planning to disrupt New Year’s Eve celebrations in major metropolitan areas across the nation. The protests, headed by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, calls for activists to not allow New Years Eve 2015 “to go down because business as usual in Amerikkka includes wanton police murder of […]

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Tennessee police chief pins letter in defense of protesters


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:28 am December 29, 2014 A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality. Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday. 

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Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm December 26, 2014 BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 26, 2014 Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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