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Video: Cheerios releases well-received ad featuring white same-sex couple with black child

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:14 pm October 6, 2014 A new Cheerios ad featuring a white same-sex couple with an adopted black child has received relatively positive reviews. Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as celebrators of diversity–especially when it comes to LGBT and interracial pride. The corporation has outwardly opposed Minnesota’s […]

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‘Django’ actress handcuffed, accused of prostitution after kissing white husband


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:36 am September 15, 2014 A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during […]

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Violet Palmer, first female NBA referee comes out, marries partner

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:46 am August 1, 2014 Violet Palmer, the first woman NBA referee, has decided to marry her partner of 20 years. Although the NBA has known about Palmer’s sexuality since at least 2007, this marks Palmer’s public coming out. Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine today.

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Long-time LGBT activist Vernita Gray dead at 65

By BYP @blackyouthproj 8:54 am March 19, 2014 Vernita Gray, activist and one half of Illinois’ first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state has died. Gray succumbed to a long battle with brain and bone cancer. She was 65. 

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Loyola University updates policy so gays cannot marry on campus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:52 pm March 3, 2014 Alumni and students at Loyola University Chicago say they’re furious that the school changed its policy to prevent same-sex couples from getting married on campus. The decision comes after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law that allows same-sex marriage. 

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Eric Holder is for same-sex marriage and black pastors want him impeached because of that

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:24 pm February 26, 2014 A group of conservative black church leaders are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s impeachment. Why? Because he supports same-sex marriage. The Coalition of African American Pastors blamed the entire Obama administration for giving into pressures on the issue. 

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Despite racist backlash from first ad, Cheerios releases Super Bowl ad featuring mixed-raced family

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:01 pm January 29, 2014 In the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl ad, Cheerios will feature a mixed-raced family. General Mills is portraying the same mixed-race family that drew criticism on its Youtube channel last May. The first commercial, which featured a black father, white mother and biracial daughter, sparked such horrific comments […]

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Michigan Committeeman: ‘Gays want healthcare because of AIDS’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm December 13, 2013 In an effort to unify Republicans with members of the Tea Party, a Michigan congressman expressed his views on traditional marriage, further isolating those in same-sex relationships.  During the Berrien County Republican Party Holiday Reception on Thursday, former state rep and Michigan national GOP committeeman Dave Agema […]

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REPORT: Latino Youth Support Same-Sex Marriage At Much Higher Rates Than Black Youth

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:32 pm November 20, 2013 According to the Black Youth Project’s latest memo, Latino youth support same-sex marriage at much higher rates than Black youth, while support among white youth falls in between.Our analysis examined public opinion on same-sex marriage in 2009 and 2012, focusing on youth between the ages of 18 and […]

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Usher’s Son Nearly Drowns in Swimming Pool; Ex-Wife Files for Emergency Custody

R&B singer Usher’s son nearly drowned after his arm became stuck in a swimming pool’s drain. And Usher’s estranged ex-wife, Tameka Foster, has reportedly filed emergency custody in the wake of the incident.

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