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Jay Dodd

By Diamond 12:26 pm March 10, 2015 By Jay Dodd Recently, I was on a panel for local 8th graders about personal identity and how it connects to work around justice / community building. While discussing my story of self-discovery, I realized the students kept squirming every so often. I was intentionally not centering the […]

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Tyler James Williams calls out homophobia in the black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:45 pm November 20, 2014 Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community. According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black […]

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Report: poor black women evicted as much as black men are incarcerated

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:51 pm November 4, 2014 According to a recent report released by the MacArthur Foundation, poor black women are evicted as much as black men are incarcerated. The study also found that for various reasons, low-income women are evicted at much higher rates than men. 

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St. Louis now has five fatal police shootings under investigation

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:04 am October 13, 2014 The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old teen by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis has brought the city and county’s number of fatal police shootings this year that are currently under investigation to five. All five victims are black men under the age of 31. Two […]

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Report: Law enforcement in Los Angeles kill about one person a week

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am September 17, 2014 According to a report released by the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition, law enforcement in the city kill on average about one person a week. Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have lost their lives at the hands of police. 

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Innocent North Carolina brothers freed after serving 30 years behind bars

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:01 am September 4, 2014 North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate and his younger brother walked out as free men on Wednesday after serving 30 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Henry McCollum, 50, along with 46-year-old Leon Brown were freed from Maury Correctional Institution after DNA evidence […]

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Hands up. Don’t Shoot! A community Video to protest police brutality against black men

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:02 pm August 27, 2014 In an effort to speak out against police aggression targeting African-American men and the killing of Michael Brown, community members in Chicago will convene to create a short video and release a photo. “Hands Up. Don’t shoot!” is meant to gather protesters in solidarity to stand behind […]

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White TV anchor suspended for comments about fatherless black men

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:36 am July 16, 2014 A white New Jersey TV reporter has been suspended after making comments about black families and relations with police. Sean Bergin’s remarks came during a segment about a fatal police shooting. 

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These images shatter the ‘absent black father’ stereotype

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:23 am July 15, 2014 Photographer Zun Lee didn’t set out to create a series that shattered the stereotype of black men as absent black fathers. In fact, “Father Figure,” was meant to show black men in positive relationships with their children as a personal journey. But the project morphed into more than […]

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Man raises $30,000 for non-profit while in prison

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:41 pm June 24, 2014 The founder of a non-profit that seeks to help young people and inmates make a strong transition back to society raised money for the organization while in prison. Tim Richardson created “Epidemek” in hopes of providing former felons with the support they need not to end up […]

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