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Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions about rape scandal during NPR interview

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am November 17, 2014 During an interview with NPR Weekend Addition, Bill Cosby, 77,refused to answer questions about recent reemerged allegations against him. Cosby appeared on the radio program to talk about 62 pieces of African and African American art donated by him and his wife to the Smithsonian National Museum of African […]

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Asha Rosa talk Ferguson, activism with NPR


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:28 pm August 20, 2014 Two members of The Black Youth Project 100′s (BYP100) Chicago Chapter spoke with NPR’s Frederica Boswell about how the events in Ferguson moved them, and what they hope might come from this historical moment. 

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BYP100: ‘violence in Chicago is very personal’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:02 am July 9, 2014 More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend.  15 of the victims have died. Residents in the city are fed up with the senseless violence, but many feel helpless. But members of the BYP100 are taking a stand against the tragedy, even […]

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Today in Post-Race History: Nah, Bruh

By Summer M. 8:13 am June 24, 2013 Last week, writer Kiese Laymon published an essay, “You Are the Second Person,” chronicling his experience getting his novel, Long Division (which hit shelves earlier this month), published. Laymon’s thought-provoking, powerful, and inspiring work centered on exchanges between him and his former editor. Laymon’s former editor, described […]

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They Came Before Troy Barnes

By Summer M. 9:33 am November 26, 2012 I just learned about “blerds” and I’m over them already. I got an email with a link to an NPR story about this apparently ascendant set of non-athletic, non-jive talking black folks–mostly men, I guess–who are apparently populating television shows and stand-up stages. It took fewer than 4 minutes, […]

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