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7-year-old Blake Ansari makes Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist for 2014 list

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:54 pm November 5, 2014 7-year-old Blake Ansari is a force to be reckoned with. Earlier this year, we talked about the amazing work that Blake is doing to make his city better. Now, we are pleased to announce that Ansari is a proud honoree on the Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist list […]

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New York Post claims Eric Garner’s mother asked NYPD for special favors

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:03 am October 28, 2014 The mother of a 43-year-old New York man whose death was ruled a homicide after an encounter with police is saying that she never requested “special favors” from police. Gwen Carr, a Staten Island resident, responded to a New York Post report that Assistant Chief Edward Delatorre arranged to […]

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Study: stop-and-frisk linked to trauma in black men

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:26 pm October 20, 2014 According to a study released by the American Journal of Public Health, aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men, particularly young black men in New York City. The study appears to reveal higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and […]

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Man sues NYC after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than a decade

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:22 pm September 23, 2014 A man who spent 13 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted is suing the city of New York. Johnnie O’Neal, 54, was convicted in 1984 of raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint on the rooftop of the Frederick Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side. […]

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New York approves segregation proposal in high-rises

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:39 am July 22, 2014 The City of New York approved a proposal to build a “poor door,” or separate door for residents living in affordable housing to enter their building. The proposal, submitted by Extell, one of the most prominent developers in the city, gives the company the right to install […]

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Report: New York City jails neglected suicide precautions

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:30 pm June 27, 2014 By: Associated Press In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he […]

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A victory for stop-and-frisk protesters

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:24 pm June 20, 2014 A State Supreme Court Justice has ruled that city police unions cannot block a local law that makes it easier for the public to sue police for racial profiling. Judge Anil Singh upheld the Community Safety Act passed by the City Council last year. 

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After 17 years in prison, innocent man finally freed

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:44 am June 6, 2014 Roger Logan is finally free after spending nearly 17 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. Logan was convicted for killing Sherwin Gibbons in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but always maintained his innocence. 

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New York celebrates jazz legend’s birthday with unveiling of ‘Miles Davis Way’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:42 pm May 27, 2014 On what would’ve been the legendary jazz singer’s 88th birthday, the city of New York honored Miles Davis with “Miles Davis Way.” A block on New York City’s Upper West Side where Davis created some of jazz’s most profound work was renamed in his honor. 

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Event: Face of Darkness – Journey to Healing


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm May 15, 2014 Filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth “KT” Nelson, along with executive producers Terrie M. Williams and Mari Yanuzzi will host the  “Face of Darkness” – Journey to Healing event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in New York City at 6 p.m.

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