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America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:17 pm April 4, 2014 The University of Chicago’s Race Center hopes to spark useful dialogue with their event, “America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex.” AMERICA’s MOST WANTED examines the prison crisis by placing two of America’s most influential industries in the crosshairs: corporate-owned media and […]

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Video: Damon Dash calls out reporters for portrayal of black men

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:03 pm March 19, 2014 Damon Dash gave reporters a piece of his mind when discussing the role of media in undermining the image of the black man. The Rockefeller Records co-founder was recently bombarded by a group of reporters who asked him about a lawsuit that had been filed against him. 

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More offensive ’12 Years a Slave’ headlines

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:05 am March 6, 2014 Earlier this week, we reported on a few controversial headlines announcing 12 Years a Slave’s major Oscar win at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. It appears that the Denver Post and the News-Gazette are in company. The Daily Breeze posted the following headline the day after the ceremony. “Slave’ […]

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Are we fetishizing Lupita Nyong’o?

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:38 pm March 5, 2014 With an Oscar win under her belt, Lupita Nyong’o will only rise to to top. She’s being hailed for her critically-acclaimed role in 12 Years a Slave, her remarkable beauty and style and her down-to-earth charm. But is the media fetishizing Lupita Nyong’o? One blogger thinks so. In her […]

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Video: Piers Morgan ‘sensationalizes’ interview with trans activist, author Janet Mock

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:35 pm February 5, 2014 Yesterday, trans activist and author Janet Mock appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” to talk about her new memoir “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.” Instead of the interview exploring the details of the book, Morgan focused more on Mock’s physical […]

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Man says he wasn’t a victim of ‘Knockout’ game because it’s just a media fabrication

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:36 am December 10, 2013 A victim of “Knockout,” a violent game where an unsuspecting person is sucker-punched by an assailant in hopes of knocking them out with one blow says the trend is nothing more than a media fabrication. In October 2012, James Addlespurger, a Pittsburgh teacher, was struck in the […]

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Is Sharing Really Caring?

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 3:25 pm December 4, 2013 Exploitation is at its finest nowadays. We often don’t think twice about the videos and images we share and comment on once they’re posted. We get our laughs, get our views, likes, or follows and afterwards carry on as if nothing questionable happened. But what if it’s YOUR […]

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Chilli launches petition against cyber-bullying amid charges on her son’s sexuality

TLC member Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas has launched a petition against MediaTakeOut.com and other reporting entities to leave children of celebrities alone. The petition comes on the heels of an article written about the star’s son.

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Kanye West & Black Self Love

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare”- Audre Lorde. As journalists, bloggers, and online media haters salivate at the chance to discredit Kanye’s contributions to music, fashion, and society by minimizing his body of work to pure narcissistic drivel, he continues to redefine what Black self-love looks like in public spaces.

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Is the world ready for a gay action hero? Lee Daniels thinks so

Still reveling in the success of “The Butler,” Director Lee Daniels is now looking to make a new movie featuring gay superheroes.

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