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Petition: remove Target ad advertising ‘Annie’ movie

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:47 am December 30, 2014 A Change.org petition is calling for Target to remove an ad that they say disrespects “Annie” actress Quvenzhané Wallis.  The brand’s recent ads shows a white model despite Wallis being in the lead role. 

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Petition calls for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:51 am December 19, 2014 A new Change.org petition is calling for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to pardon Assata Shakur. Shakur was arrested during a traffic stop in New Jersey. A shootout left her injured with multiple wounds, the driver, Zayd Shakur dead, and a state trooper dead. After several trials, […]

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Petition calls for firing of NYPD cop who fatally wounded Eric Garner

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 8, 2014 A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties. The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work. 

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Petition: Man says he was banned from conference due to dreadlocks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm November 13, 2014 An MBA candidate at the University of the District of Columbia says he was banned from attending the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) conference due to his hairstyle. Tamon George created a Change.org petition in hopes of eliminating the discriminatory practice implemented by the fund that bans […]

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Petition: Mike Brown law would require all state, county and local police to wear a camera

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:32 pm August 20, 2014 A White House petition is calling for lawmakers to create and sign a bill into law that would require all state, county, and local police to wear a body camera. The petition comes amid tense protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old Michael […]

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Petition calls for police to wear on-body cameras

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:17 pm August 12, 2014 A Change.org petition is calling for NYPD mayor Bill de Blasio to require that police officers carry an on-body camera that records their interactions. 

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Petition calls for slave memorial in Washington D.C.

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:55 am July 30, 2014 A Change.org petition is calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge slaves with a memorial. The petition, created by Craig Nessan, urges representatives to construct an African American slave memorial to acknowledge the contributions, trials and tribulations of our ancestors to the country. 

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Aaliyah’s family protesting biopic, fans start petition in protest of film

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:48 am June 18, 2014 The family of the late R&B singer Aaliyah has expressed outrage over news that a film about the star’s life will be made. 

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Petition calls for Jay Z & Beyoncé to comb Blue Ivy’s hair

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:22 am June 12, 2014 Ever since she was born, Blue Ivy has been in the spotlight. It’s a no-brainer when you have Jay Z and Beyoncé for parents. But the narrative has primarily revolved around the child’s hair. So much to the point where a Change.org petition was created to get […]

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Court accidentally sets man free, sentences him to 90 years after he turns life around

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:14 pm June 5, 2014 A Colorado man who turned his life around after being freed on accident due to court error is back behind bars. Rene Lima-Marin was sentenced to 90 years in prison, and was 19 years old when he robbed two video stores at gunpoint 15 years ago. 

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