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Chicago police captain convicted of torturing blacks receives $4,000 monthly pension

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:54 pm November 6, 2014 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled (4-3) in favor that Jon Burge, a former Chicago police captain accused of overseeing the torture of hundreds of people of color, will get to keep his monthly pension of $4,000. 

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After Mike Brown killing, voter registration surges in Ferguson

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:36 am October 3, 2014 More than 3,000 people in Ferguson, Mo. have registered to vote since the death of Michael Brown — a sign of rising interest that may indicate that the city of 21,000 is ready for change. Since Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot and killed Brown, 18, […]

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Two leaders, different styles


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:12 pm August 20, 2014 The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both […]

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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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Kanye West uses Arsenio Hall as example of what not to be, talk show host responds

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:35 pm December 11, 2013 When Kanye West made the rounds last week during radio interviews, he used Arsenio Hall as an example of what could happen to him if people stopped supporting his music. Well, Arsenio Hall was asked about West’s remarks and had this to say:

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UPDATE: Police officer admits to making man sing, dance like chimp

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:40 am November 25, 2013 One of the police officers accused of publicly humiliating a black man by making him sing and dance like a chimp has admitted to the unacceptable behavior. 55-year-old Michael Scipio accused Grosse Pointe Park police of making a spectacle out of him during a routine walk in […]

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Identity Crisis

GOTH 2.10

By richardtaylor @trulytaylormade 9:49 am April 10, 2013 Between Reality TV, Media Pressure and Social Status, we now live in a world where people feel the need to live in someone else’s shoes. We have leaders walking around as followers and followers perpetrating as leaders. This comes from a lack of personal and cultural Identity. […]

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Style Wars: Not Graffiti But Hipster Takeover

By Keantre Malone 2:00 pm April 10, 2012 Style, or the way we construct our dress, seems capable to achieve political goals—equal to the power of protests. Speaking from experience, I did not know that my clothes upset the authority figures. Since my professor claimed that I was funny-looking last night, I’ve found a complement […]

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Getting Past Youth Terrorism

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 10, 2012 So I’m sick and tired of conversations about the state of Black youth ending with the same played-out solutions—restoring strong family values. Now don’t get me wrong, of course family is important, but we are mistaken if we think that broken homes are the main factors fueling gang […]

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The Power of Words


By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 11:37 am November 29, 2011 In a time where words are abbreviated into consonants and symbols and three letters can signal an entire sentence, it becomes interesting to look at language in depth. Whether our ‘wyd’ for “what are you doing?” is a reflection of life lived on the go or a need […]

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