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Why it Matters That Hillary Clinton Said “All Lives Matter” In a Black Church This Week


By Jenn M. Jackson 11:44 am June 24, 2015 On Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopeful, Hillary Rodham Clinton, gave a speech on race in the United States at a Black church in Florissant, Missouri. The church is just a short drive from Ferguson, the city where Michael Brown was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson last August. […]

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Ferguson residents receive racist notes about Christmas on car windshields

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:35 pm December 30, 2014 Residents in Ferguson, Missouri found a racist Christmas letters on their car windshields last week.

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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:51 pm December 19, 2014 Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they […]

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Key witness in Ferguson caught lying multiple times

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:15 pm December 18, 2014 According to a report by The Smoking Gun, a key witness in the Michael Brown shooting case lied about pretty much everything.  Sandra McElroy, known as “Witness 40,” testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel Darren Wilson before charging at him “like a football player, head down.” 

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Medical school students hold ‘die-in’ to shed light on biases in health care

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:42 pm December 11, 2014 Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Participants say the same structural racial that is present in […]

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Ferguson activists meet with President, demand an end to police brutality

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:32 pm December 2, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri activists met with President Barack Obama Monday to demand that officials put an end to police brutality in the nation. It has been one week since a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on […]

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High school powder puff team poses for team photo, play game in blackface

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:45 pm November 20, 2014   A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after  photos of members in blackface went viral. Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup. 

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Missouri ties own record for most executions in a year

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:27 pm November 19, 2014 The state of Missouri tied its own record for the most executions in a year when they put a man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in 1994 early Wednesday. Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at the state prison in […]

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Report: KKK threatens Ferguson protesters with lethal force

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:11 am November 17, 2014 Members of a Missouri-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan have been distributing fliers in the St. Louis metro area promising to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who they say have threatened police and their families. The Traditionalist American Knights also have taken to social […]

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Grand jury testimony in Michael Brown slaying closed to finished

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am November 14, 2014 The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision. A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him […]

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