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Head of state for Iran tweets support for #BlackLivesMatter movement

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm December 31, 2014 Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America. A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in […]

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Chicago boy’s letter to Santa asking for safety goes viral

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:47 am December 31, 2014 13-year-old Malik Bryant wanted peace for Christmas. The Chicago teenager desired it so much, that he wrote a letter to Santa asking that the city be covered in safety. Now, Bryant’s letter has gone viral. 

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:25 pm December 26, 2014 Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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Civil rights leaders condemn killing of 2 NYPD officers

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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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Protests continue in response to Eric Garner decision

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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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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:42 am November 20, 2014 7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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In heartfelt letter, NBA’s first openly-gay player Jason Collins announces retirement

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:12 pm November 19, 2014 After 13 years in the NBA, the league’s first openly-gay athlete is retiring. Jason Collins, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, announced his exit in a heartfelt letter published on The Player’s Tribune Wednesday. 

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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:22 pm November 14, 2014 Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as […]

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Missouri National Guard prepared to act as Darren Wilson grand jury verdict nears

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:58 am November 12, 2014 The possibility of further clashes between Ferguson residents and police is expected as the grand jury decides on whether to charge Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As a precaution, the state of Missouri has prepared its National Guard to act pending the […]

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Breaking: Michael Dunn gets life for Jordan Davis killing

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:55 pm October 17, 2014 The Florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 17-year-old teen over a loud music dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Davis in November 2012. 

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