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Video: BYP100′s Terrance Laney talks LGBT justice with Roland Martin

“You’re not going to use my story to gain rights and not speak to my issues” said BYP100 member Terrance Laney today on Roland Martin’s tvOne show. Watch him discuss this and The Black Youth Project’s recent memo: “Moving Beyond Marriage, What Young People of Color Think about the LGBT Agenda.”

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New details emerge as Renisha McBride trial begins

Wednesday marked the first day that lawyers pleaded their cases in front of a Detroit jury regarding the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. Theodore Wafer, 55, has been charged with second degree murder after shooting the teen on his front porch on Nov. 2. 

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Update: Marissa Alexander denied new hearing, still faces 60 years in prison

A Florida judge has denied Marissa Alexander a new self-defense hearing after finding that the recent addition of a “warning shot” provision to the state’s Stand Your Ground law could not be applied retroactively.  The law allows someone to fire without retreat if they have a “reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great […]

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Justice for Renisha McBride: jury selection for Ted Wafer trial to begin

A Michigan man who shot an unarmed black woman as she sought help after a car wreck is set to start trial Monday. A judge and jury will determine if Ted Wafer, 55, used deadly force based on a reasonable fear that he was at risk when he shot and killed Renisha McBride. 

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Video: New PBS documentary shines light on story of teen sentenced to life in prison

The justice system is anything but just, especially when it comes to black men and boys. A new PBS documentary is not only shedding light on that fact, but highlights the story of a teen sentenced to four consecutive life sentences at just 15. 

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.

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Teen rape survivor fights back with #IAMJADA

A 16-year-old Texas teen who found out she was raped via social media is speaking out. It is not The Black Youth Project’s policy to identify rape victims, but the young girl is choosing to identify herself. Jada, spoke to KHOU about the rape last week. She said that she has nothing to hide and […]

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Video: man arrested for sleeping on train

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Video has emerged of NYPD officers arresting a man for what appears to be sleeping on the train while on his way home from work. 

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Duke dorm named after racist to be renamed

Duke University officials have changed the name of a dorm that honors a known white supremacist. The dorm, formerly named after racist leader and North Carolina governor Charles B. Aycock, will now be know as East Residence Hall. 

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City of New York reaches $40M settlement with Central Park Five

New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with five men whose convictions were overturned in the Central Park Jogger case. The men, known as the Central Park Five, were accused of raping a woman who was jogging in Central Park in 1989. 

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