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Georgia makes history: has largest number of black women on single ballot

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:49 am July 31, 2014 In November, Georgia will make history. For the first time in the state and the nation, five black women will be on a statewide ballot. 

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Anthony Brown slated to become Maryland’s first black governor

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am June 27, 2014 Maryland has never had a black governor, but that all could change if Anthony Brown wins the election. Brown, who serves at Lt. Gov., won the gubernatorial Democratic primary. 

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First Lady: ‘U.S. is ready for a female president’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:32 am June 25, 2014 First lady Michelle Obama says that America is ready for a female president. The comments came during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.

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Poll: attitudes towards slavery reparations split among Americans

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:34 pm June 3, 2014 Opposition to reparations has been widespread, and the results of a recent poll shows that sentiment has not changed much. Latest research from YouGov shows a significant divide, along both racial and political lines about the topic. 

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Rutgers takes back invitation for paralyzed football player to speak at commencement

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:47 pm May 8, 2014 On Saturday, Eric LeGrand got wonderful news. Rutgers University, his alma mater wanted him to give this year’s commencement speech later this month. The decision came after former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice announced that she would not be giving the speech, after a wave of protests […]

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Report: in response to minority growth, whites becoming more conservative

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am April 11, 2014 Research supports the notion that by the year 2050, the nation will exist in its most diverse form ever. Whites will no longer be the majority, and according to a study conducted by the Associated for Psychological Science, the more fearful white Americans are of losing their […]

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Motormouth

By Summer M. 9:00 am April 7, 2014 Richard Sherman won’t shut up. The star cornerback for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks has become one of the NFL most recognizable and talked about athletes, an especially remarkable feat given the anonymity of wearing a helmet each week for work and the lack of attention […]

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Muriel E. Bowser defeats D.C. mayor in primary

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:13 pm April 2, 2014 Muriel E. Bowser won the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, beating incumbent Vincent C. Gray’s chance of a second term. The 41-year-old D.C. Council member came out victorious in the latest string of District elections. 

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CPS Report: privately run charter schools expel students at higher rates

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm February 26, 2014 According to a report released by the Chicago Public Schools, privately run charter schools expel students at higher rates than other institutions of learning in the district. The data revealed that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools, compared to 182 […]

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:33 pm February 12, 2014 Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been found guilty of corruption. After deliberating for over six hours, jurors decided that Nagin had accepted over $500,000 in benefits in exchange for millions of dollars in city contract work.

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