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Fourth Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

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By Diamond 12:13 pm February 11, 2015 From The Advocate: New Orleans trans advocates say they have been left stunned by the death of Penny Proud, one of their city’s young, black trans residents, the latest casualty in the ongoing national trend of antitrans violence that has seen five trans women of color killed within […]

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Teen Charged With Murder After Taking Selfie With Dead Body

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By Diamond 12:11 pm February 9, 2015 This is selfie culture gone horribly wrong. Sixteen-year-old Maxwell Morton has been charged in connection with the death of Ryan Mangan, also sixteen. Morton was charged after a woman came forward and claimed that her son received a Snapchat from Morton showing a selfie with Mangan’s shot, slumped […]

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All #BlackLivesMatter: The Death of Lamia Beard

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By Diamond 6:48 pm January 23, 2015 There are not many details known about Lamia Beard’s death. What is known, is that Beard is the latest transgender woman of color to fall victim to violence.

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Mother of man who killed NYPD cops apologizes to their families

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm December 23, 2014 The mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers on Saturday extended her deepest condolences to their families on Monday.

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Civil rights leaders condemn killing of 2 NYPD officers


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 22, 2014 Civil rights leaders condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the murders could derail the peaceful protests that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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FBI investigates lynching of black teen

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:16 pm December 18, 2014 The FBI is looking into the death of a black teen who was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park on Aug. 29. 17-year-old Lennon Lacy’s death was originally ruled a suicide. 

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:37 pm December 9, 2014 The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Protests continue in response to Eric Garner decision


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:23 am December 8, 2014 Today marks the fifth day that protesters have taken to the streets in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer who fatally killed an unarmed black man using an illegal restraint move in July. Activists across the nation say that 43-year-old […]

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am November 14, 2014 More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation […]

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Michael Brown’s parents address U.N.: ‘we need the world to know’

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:52 pm November 12, 2014 The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen whose death has sparked international protests and a call to end police brutality, testified before the U.N. committee Tuesday to let the world know “what’s going on in Ferguson.” Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United […]

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