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#Black Brunch: Disrupting White Spaces

Black Brunch NYC (Photo courtesy of Black Brunch NYC)

By Diamond 11:48 am January 5, 2015 From Oakland to New York, young protesters are taking it to brunch. Over the weekend, protesters entered popular eateries in New York and Oakland and called out the names of those killed by police violence. According to the Washington Post, more than thirty participants filled the restaurants. The […]

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Eric Garner’s family files $75 million civil suit against NYC, NYPD

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:36 am October 8, 2014 The family of Eric Garner, a black New York resident who died as a result of a chokehold performed on him by a New York police officer, has filed a $75 million civil suit against the city and police department. The notice of claim was filed by […]

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City of New York reaches $40M settlement with Central Park Five

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:41 am June 20, 2014 New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with five men whose convictions were overturned in the Central Park Jogger case. The men, known as the Central Park Five, were accused of raping a woman who was jogging in Central Park in 1989. 

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Report: Fewer black, Latino students admitted to NYC’s top schools


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:10 pm March 17, 2014 The number of black and Latino students admitted to some of New York City’s most selective schools fell sharply over the past year. The findings come as part of a report released by the Department of Education. 

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Charges dropped, residents released from jail after ‘cocaine’ proves to be soap

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:57 am December 17, 2013 New York police have dropped charges against two New York residents who spent almost a month in jail for allegedly harboring cocaine. Tests confirmed two kilograms seized from the pair by police was actually soap.

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CNN guest self defense instructor compares ‘Knockout’ game to animal kingdom

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:00 pm December 5, 2013 On Tuesday CNN aired a segment that featured martial arts expert Rabbi Gary Moskowitz. He joined the show to give a demonstration of how to defend yourself against attackers participating in “Knockout.” The game is when assailants, who are often young teens, punch unsuspecting victims in the […]

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Court blocks stop-and-frisk ruling

A federal appeals court blocked a judge’s order requiring changes to the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. The judge has also been removed from the case. In August Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the city had violated the Constitution by executing its stop-and-frisk policy.

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NYC’s Leticia James makes history as first black woman to hold citywide office

Letitia James has just made history. James, a councilwoman who represents Brooklyn, has essentially won the position of Public Advocate in New York City. James beat State Senator Daniel Squadron in a runoff. Since there is no Republican candidate, James has won the position.

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21-Year Old Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

The savage beating and death of 21-year old transgender woman Islan Nettles is being investigated as a hate crime.She’d been walking with friends when a group of men began shouting homophobic slurs and attacked them. Nettles died from her injuries.

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Michael Bloomberg Says He Might Feel Differently About Stop and Frisk If He Had a Son

In a recent interview, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted that he might feel differently about the NYPD’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy if he had a son. But since he doesn’t, it’s cool.

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