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Activists call out Black celebrities for being silent about Ferguson, police brutality

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:38 am December 26, 2014 Activists in Ferguson are calling out Black celebrities who have opted not to comment on the recent incidents of police brutality throughout to country.

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Justice Department to review Dontra Hamilton death

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:10 pm December 24, 2014 The family of a mentally ill black Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in April said Tuesday they are hopeful the officer will be charged after the Justice Department announced it will review the case for civil rights violations.  Milwaukee County District […]

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NYC Mayor: ‘no protests until after officers’ funerals’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:21 pm December 22, 2014 On Monday, New York’s mayor called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car on Saturday by a man vowing revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police. 

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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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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:51 pm December 19, 2014 Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they […]

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:11 pm December 19, 2014 Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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Georgetown’s Men’s basketball team dons ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:08 pm December 11, 2014 Georgetown University’s Men’s basketball team became the latest set of athletes to outwardly condemn a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer who fatally choked a 43-year-old man. Few words had to be said by team members, because the words on their warm-up shirts spoke […]

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Bar slammed for ‘six shot Mike Brown’ drink special

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:12 pm December 10, 2014 A Missouri bar sparked protests after it offered a drink special named after slain black teenager Michael Brown, whose shooting by a Ferguson police officer in August sparked months of demonstrations. 

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Illinois passes bill making it illegal to record police

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:52 pm December 9, 2014 Last week, lawmakers in Illinois passed a bill that would make it a felony to secretly tape any “private conversations.” The bill held steeper punishments for those recording the police. 

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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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